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1932 1000cc Brough Superior Model SS100


1932 1000cc Brough Superior Model SS100

Although George Brough produced several several memorable exotic motorcycles, such as the Austin engined four with twin rear wheels and the Golden Dream of the immediate pre-war period, it is the Model SS 100 that the marque is remembered by most enthusiasts. The first of the line appeared at Olympia in 1924 and the last one left the works in April 1940, during which time 384 of this model had been produced. The 1932 motorcycle displayed in this picture therefore represents the half-way mark in its life of this famous motorcycle.

Probably the best known of Brough Superior devotees was Colonel T E Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia. Between 1922 and his death in 1935, Lawrence owned seven Broughs of which six were Model SS 100s and his writings contain many passages referring to the pleasures of riding these big twis.

  • Engine - 80 x 99mm, 998cc JAP model 8/50 ohv V-twin, JTO
  • li>Transmission - All chain drive via Sturmey-Archer 4 speed hand change gearbox li>Frame - Rigid, Draper patent pivoted fork rear springing available at extra cost. Castle front forls. li>Price new - 170.0.0