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Battle of the Broughs

Brough Superiors come to the line as auction stars as April bursts out all over with major auctions.

H&H has generated major publicity for its classic car and bike auction at RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire (Tuesday, 19 April) and reckon its Brough offering could set a world record. Top estimate is £350,000 for the 1930 SS100 Alpine Grand Sports with sidecar. It is reputed to be the only BS that left the works as an outfit, and it is unrestored, which big spender collectors like. It’s one of 134 bikes on offer, H&H’s biggest bike sale to date.

Bonhams comes in with a band of unrestored Broughs from Bodmin Moor. Just when hidden Brough treasure was thought to be all but exhausted Bonhams has dug up another cache to excite the auction world and generate more silver.

The Bodmin booty weighs anchor at the Stafford County Showground on Sunday, 24 April. In total Bonhams offers 11 Brough Superiors, plus 14 Vincents. Other sensational buccaneer bikes on offer include a Coventry Eagle Flying Eight V-twin (estimate £140,000-£160,000).

In total, Bonhams offers 239 lots on Sunday and warms up the Stafford show crowd with a parts and automobilia sale on the preceding day (Saturday, 23 April)

Cheffins may not be offering Broughs at its Saturday, 16 April sale at Sutton, Cambridgeshire, but it has blue bloods from the good ship Vincent hoisting the mainsail and leading an armada of 56 machines into bidding battle.

The month also hosts the regular BCA (29 April,Peterborough), TMA (26 April, Poulton-le-Fylde) and MAG (19 April, Rotherham). It’s all leading up to multi-million-pound month under the hammer.


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