Brough Superior 3.5-Litre Dual Purpose DHC @ H&H Classics November Auction

Brough Superior 3.5-Litre Dual Purpose DHC @ H&H Classics November Auction

Estimate £75,000 - £85,000 

Registration No: Unregistered
Chassis No: 8125696/100
MOT: Exempt

Fitted with DHC coachwork by W C Atcherley of Birmingham
The subject of a recently completed long term restoration
Chassis no 100 and reputed to be the last Brough manufactured
Sensible upgrades to standard specification include telescopic shock absorbers and hydraulic brakes
Reported to be in 'Good' order throughout


The Brough name is better known in relation to motorcycles than cars, as the company produced over 3,000 two-wheelers between 1919 and 1940. Dubbed the `Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles', they were prestige machines that attracted a discerning clientele, and among the many famous Brough owners were George Bernard Shaw and T E Lawrence (`Lawrence of Arabia') who had no less than eight and, of course, famously lost his life on one. 


The firm's car production was minuscule by comparison and limited to circa eighty-five examples, but they echoed their two-wheeled cousins in terms of quality. Three models were designed but only two made it into series production - the 4-Litre straight-eight manufactured in 1935/36 and the ensuing 3.5-Litre straight six which produced 107bhp giving 0-60 in 12 seconds and a top speed of 90mph. Most Broughs sported striking Drophead Coupe bodies, which were produced by W C Atcherley of Birmingham.

Fitted with elegant Drophead Coupe (DHC) coachwork by W C Atcherley of Birmingham, this rare example has been the subject of a recently completed long-term restoration. Being chassis number 100, it is reputed to be the last Brough manufactured as post-WWII the company was wound-up following manufacturing for the war effort and a lack of suitable engines available. Sensible upgrades to standard specification include telescopic shock absorbers and hydraulic brakes. The Drophead is reported to be in 'Good' order throughout.

 

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