Brough, Nottingham UK
Engine No; LTZ-P-66683-S
Chassis No; 2190
Original Dusting Sidecar
These Bikes Were Purpose Built Outfits
Engine; J.A.P V-Twin 1096Cc
Gear Box; 4 Speed
Manufactured by George Brough of Nottingham, the Brough Superior's were widely regarded as the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles and each was virtually hand crafted to the customer's individual specifications. The "11-50 Special", to quote the 1939 Sales Brochure, was "specially built fo the tough guys of the motor-cycling game" and was available in Colonial form with long rear-swept handlebars, twist-grip controls, foot-boards, foot-clutch and gearchange.
The engine was a J.A.P 60-degree V-Twin 1100cc with a single Amal carburettor. The Monarch patented bottom link type front fork was specially designed for sidecar work. The advanced four-speed gearbox was pivotal mounted and had three close ratios with a low bottom gear. The 11-50 was capable of a highly repectable 65-70 mph with sidecar fitted, even more riding solo.
Originally one of 31 Brough outfits purchased by the Victorian Police
Force. Purchased by the previous owner in the 1980's from the Birdwood
Mill museum in South Australia and subsequently fully restored.
The owner rode it to events and showed it as a solo, and later restored a Dusting sidecar for it.
It was sold about 2 years ago [in 2007], for AUD$38,000 it was passed in at a Shannons auction and sold later via a contact of my fathers - I think a dealer ended up buying it and it went back to Victoria.
It was a Dusting sidecar as I' am sure you are aware of my error. I
have owned a BMW an R80 about a 1990's model, it was one of my favourite
bikes but just a little too tall for me. I also inherit my Dads 1939 Triumph
speed twin, which is immaculate. We attended a Girder Fork rally in Cooma
NSW together on the Triumph and the Brough and it was a true highlight
of my life being able to share it with my Dad.
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