From the estate of the late Frank Vague 1926 Brough Superior SS100 Project Frame no. 818A
Supplied to Bennett Motor Co. of Croydon Single ownership for circa 55 years
This JAP KTOR-engined SS100 was supplied as a solo to the Allen Bennett Motor Co of Croydon, Brough Superior main agents for the London area at the time, and registered as 'RK 5534'. Existing photographs show this machine, among many other Broughs, at rallies organised by George Brough at Newmarket in 1928 and Chipping Norton in 1929. It is pictured complete with sidecar, plated mudguards, Bosch headlamp and 28"x3" beaded edge rims. Nothing else is known of the machine's history prior to 1961 when it was acquired by Frank Vague, who had participated in a Brough Club 'Members Draw' for the right to buy it (see correspondence on file). Club Secretary Mr Gibbard's letter to Frank says 'It is my pleasure to inform you that you were the fortunate member in the draw for purchasing the 1926 SS100.' The partly dismantled Brough was collected from Mr Gibbard's home. Dismantled and incomplete, and offered for restoration, the machine is less engine and sold strictly as viewed. It should be noted that the original Harley-Davidson forks exist but are beyond repair; those illustrated are of the Castle type.