Moby Dick Brough sells for £210,500

115mph Brough Superior SS100 goes under the hammer for £210,500

A 1929 Brough Superior SS100 known as 'Moby Dick' has sold for £210,500 at a Bonhams auction.

The Brough Superior was the top lot at the auction and in its day was regarded as the 'fastest privately owned machine in the world suitable for road use’ - when tested in 1931 by Motor Cycling magazine the 'Moby Dick' achieved a top speed of 106mph.

The engine of the SS100 gained further tuning to the 1,142cc v-twin JAP engine, increasing the speed figure to 115mph in top (third) gear, with 109mph achievable in second.

Sold but later repurchased by the vendor’s family, Moby Dick was restored in 1998 before being sold last Sunday at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford.