1938 Brough Superior Smashes World Record At Auction

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An extremely rare 1938 Brough Superior has smashed the world record for British bikes sold at auction. 

The record breaking 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 was part of a fleet of eight bikes found in a barn in December 2015. The bike sold for a record £331,900 (Rs. 3.22 Crores) at the Bonhams Stafford Sale while the whole collection 8 bike in total racked up a collective £752,625 (Rs. 7.31 Crores)

The record breaking bike, a 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 is one of only seven surviving bikes of the type left. Only 10 were ever made. A peculiar trait of these bikes is that they have two wheels at the back.

Brough Superiors were considered to be the 'Rolls-Royces of the motorbike world' and one of the most famous owners was T.E. Lawrence, the 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Lawrence died on a Brough Superior when he crashed one of his eight Brough's in 1938.

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Story first published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 20:12 [IST]
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