1928 Brough Superior SS100 "Moby Dick"
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Documents: Bill of Sale
- ‘Fastest privately owned machine in the world’, Motor Cycling, 1931
- 1,140-cc engine specially tuned by George Brough and JAP
Sold in 1936 to the Bilbé brothers, who had immense success racing with the SS100, Moby Dick was traded again in 1940 and was subsequently kept hidden away during the war years. Resurfacing in North London, the Brough Superior was purchased by Tom Eccles, who owned the historic motorcycle for the next three decades. Restored in 1997 under the ownership of Roger Bilbé, son of one of the Bilbé brothers, Moby Dick was returned to its current condition. Since restoration, it has remained in the care of enthusiasts. Easily the crown jewel of any collection, a more unique and historic road bike would be hard to find.