As we gear up for our Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance coverage this weekend, we’ve got old classic motorcycles on the brain this week at Asphalt & Rubber. So fittingly enough we learn today that the last Brough Superior SS100 ever to be made from the Nottingham, England factory is about to be put up for auction this week as well.
Made famous by T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia owned seven Brough Superiors in his lifetime, and even died riding an SS100), the Brough Superior SS100 is a historic and iconic piece of two-wheeled history. With only 71 examples of this motorcycle known to still be in existence, this particular SS100 up for acution is not only rare, but being the last of its ilk, is fairly special as well.
Set to be auctioned at Bonhams’s Exceptional Motorcars and Motorcycles auction in Carmel, California on Thursday, the last Brough Superior SS100 made is estimated to hit prices around $350,000 to $400,000 if it sells at auction. Not a bad investment considering a new Brough Superior SS100 cost £170 new back in 1925. Thanks for the tip Dom!
1926 Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sport from the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: