Of the ten, only eight we’re thought to have survived, but then another bike was found near Cornwall. This is one of the other remaining bikes, having been discovered in a barn in Bodmin, Devon.
The bike is in original condition with a considerable amount of wear-and-tear. It will need a full restoration if its future buyer wants to actually ride it, though leaving bikes in original condition has been a growing trend in the vintage car world.
This is just one of many incredible motorcycles coming to the Bonhams collectors’ motorcycle auction in April of 2016.
In addition to its sheer small numbers, what has made the Brough Superior so coveted in the collector motorcycle world was it being the bike-of-choice for T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. “Lawrence of Arabia.” He owned eight Brough Superiors, and died from injuries sustained in a crash while riding the seventh. The final one was on order.