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. 

1938 brough superior 750cc bs4

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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