1936 Brough Superior

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    BS/X4 4310
  • Lot number 
    303
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

From the estate of the late Frank Vague
1936 Brough Superior 982cc SS80 Project
Registration no. CXB 608
Frame no. M8/1586
Engine no. BS/X4 4310

• Single ownership for circa 50 years
• Matching numbers
• Offered for restoration

In single ownership for circa 50 years, this rigid-frame example is one of 460 Matchless-engined SS80s built, of which some 300 or so survive. A matching-numbers machine (registration, frame and engine), it was supplied new to Godfrey's Ltd of Great Portland Street, which was the Brough main agent for London having taken over Allen Bennett of Croydon (suppliers of Broughs to T E Lawrence) in the late 1920s. The SS80 was registered in London as 'CXB 608' but unfortunately nothing else is known of its history; it is believed to have come into Frank Vague's possession in the mid-1960s. Dismantled and incomplete, the Brough comes with a copy of its Works Record Card and is offered for restoration.