This legendary Brough motorcycle, which was capable of 125mph almost a century ago, is expected to sell for almost 3 quarters of a million dollars during an upcoming Sothby's auction.
The Brough Superior SS100 is regarded as the most desirable thing on two wheels and the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles.
This unique 1928 SS100 model dubbed the ‘Moby Dick’ and is even quicker than the standard model that TE Lawrence was riding when he wrecked and died.
When Motor Cycling Magazine tested it in 1931 they called it the “fastest privately owned machine in the world” after clocking a staggering 115mph in top gear.
A later owner managed to do 125mph while driving it at dawn on a road in Wiltshire.
The bike, built on Haydn Road in Nottingham, was today described as “easily the crown jewel of any collection”.
It is expected to sell for more than $754,000 at auction next month. The current record for a British motorcycle is $425,000
It will be sold by RM Sotheby’s at the auction house’s Villa Erba sale on Lake Como, Italy, on May 27.