The Brough Superior SS100 takes its rightful place in the annals of motor cycle history as one of the finest two wheeled sporting machines constructed in Great Britain during the golden age of motorcycling, built between 1924-1938. Such was the astounding build quality of the machines ‘The Motor Cycle’ newspaper dubbed them ‘The Rolls Royce of motorcycles’ and George Brough personally guaranteed that each of his bikes would achieve a minimum speed of 100 MPH!
The sporting prowess of the marque was demonstrated with great success at the banked Brooklands circuit and Brough Superior achieved the mighty accolade of two World Land Speed records in 1924 (118.99 MPH) and 1929 (129.0 MPH) piloted on both occasions by chief J.A.P development engineer and talented works rider Bert Le Vack
The marque enjoyed a long association with T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) who was a loyal customer and brand ambassador of the Nottingham firm, having owned seven different Brough models throughout his lifetime with an eighth machine on order before his untimely death. Throughout the period between 1919-1939 a total of just over 3000 Brough Superior models were made and of those just 281 were J.A.P SS100 variants
Considered by many as most desirable of all BS models are the vintage (pre 1930) SS100 models, in particular those fitted with ‘finned elbow’ aluminium exhaust manifolds (not dissimilar in design to those seen on the mighty Alfa Romeo 6C and 8C models of the period) and noted for their outstanding beauty, exceptional proportions and scintillating performance provided by the 1000cc V Twin competition derived J.A.P engine
The ‘Alpine Grand Sport’ variant was a road equipped touring version of the Works racing machines and have been revered by collectors across the globe for the last nine decades. Seldom do these iconic machines come to market, even less so a totally correct and fully restored ‘ numbers matching’ example
Despatched by the Works at Haydn Road on 16th May 1927, YH 1622 is an original ‘AGS’ model supplied from new with Castle Forks, twin float Binks carburettor and Enfield rear wheel. Optioned with 15T Sprocket, multi-valve springs, Bonniksen Trip Speedometer, Lamps c/w Ammeter and dipper, hinged carrier, Klaxon horn, Pilgrim oil pump, toe brake, rear footrests and Swallow sidecar. The subject of an exacting five year restoration to concours level by pre-eminent Brough Superior restorer Simon Miles, this SS100 is the very best of its type available today and would undoubtedly form the centre piece of any world class motoring collection
No. of Cylinders
281 – SS100 models with J.A.P engine