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27 May 2017

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Lot 115

1938 Brough Superior SS80 De Luxe

  • Frame no. M8/1944
  • Engine no. BS/X 4671

Sold for $131,625

Documents: UK V5

  • Accompanied by duplicate buff logbook from 1952 and build records
  • Currently registered on original plates EAU 858
  • Presented in excellent condition, with original engine and frame

Like all SS80s produced after 1935, frame number M8/1944 is equipped with a 990 Matchless engine. Offered with a copy of original factory records, the first known owner is recorded as a Mr O.B. Smyth. The records certify that M8/1944 retains its original engine, number BS/X 4671, and it is currently presented in original condition.

Ownership passed eventually to Mr Richard Aspden, who owned the Brough Superior through 1965. The next known owner was Mr Jack Williamson, who recorded the bike with the Brough Superior Club in 2000 and had the machine re-registered under its original registration number, EAU 858. Much of the accompanying history file was compiled during Williamson’s tenure. Passing to one more owner, the motorcycle was bought by its current owner in 2014. A beautiful and extremely well maintained motorcycle, this SS80 would be a jewel in any collection.

• Accompagnata da un duplicato del libretto del 1952 e dalla scheda di produzione
• Attualmente immatricolata cone le targhe originali EAU 858
• Presentata in ottime condizioni, con motore e telaio originali

Come tutte le SS80 prodotte dopo il 1935, la moto con numero di telaio M8/1944 è dotata di un motore Matchless 990. Venduta accompagnata da una copia della scheda di produzione originale, il primo proprietario conosciuto viene registrato come Sig. O.B. Smyth. I documenti attestano che la M8/1944 mantiene il suo motore originale, con numero BS/X 4671, ed è offerta in vendita in condizioni originali.

La proprietà è poi passata alla sig.ra Richard Aspden, che ha tenuto la Brough Superior fino al 1965. Il successivo proprietario conosciuto è stato Mr Jack Williamson che, nel 2000, ha iscritto la moto al Brough Superior Club ed riunito la macchina con la sua targa originale, EAU 858. Gran parte dei documenti che raccontano la storia, ed accompagnano questa moto, sono stati raccolti durante la proprietà di Williamson. Passando attraverso un altro proprietario, la moto è stata acquistata dal suo attuale intestatario nel 2014. Una moto bella e ben mantenuta, questa SS80 potrebbe diventare il gioiello di ogni collezione.

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