A new world record price was set for a Brough Superior – and for any British motorcycle sold at auction for that matter – when a German bidder in the room paid a staggering £331,900 for a 1938 750cc BS4 that came up as part of the ‘Broughs of Bodmin Moor’ collection during the Bonhams’ Stafford Sale on Sunday, April 24.
Ravaged by time, but Bodmin BS4 still makes world record £331,900!
This ex-Henry Laird demonstrator 1938 982cc Brough Superior SS100 made £219,900 at the Bonhams’ auction.
The eight long-lost Broughs, of which the Austin Seven-engined machine was the star lot, sold collectively for £752,625.
Believed by many to have been destroyed, they finally came to light last year in the Cornish village where they’d been rotting away for the best part of half a century.
Read more in May’s edition of OBM