Best of British Classic Motorcycles Headline Bonhams Stafford Sale

| 4/11/2016 12:55:00 PM

1929 Coventry-Eagle

Lot 312, the 1929 Coventry-Eagle 980CC Flying-8 OHV. All photos courtesy of Bonhams.

The best of British motorcycles heads to Bonhams Stafford Sale, as Brough Superior, Vincent and Coventry-Eagle lead more than 230 machines at auction on April 23-24 at the International Classic Motorcycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground.

Heading the sale, the 1939 Vincent-HRD 998cc Rapide Series-A Project, estimated at £150,000-200,000. One of around 78 built, this matching-numbers, ultra-rare TT-specification example benefits from more than 50 years in current ownership, and is completely unrestored. Vincent Motorcycles, marketed as “the makers of the world’s fastest motorcycles,” were built in Hertfordshire from 1928 to 1955, with this particular model an excellent early example.

Ex-Henry Laird 1938 Brough Superior SS100

Lot 311, ex-Henry Laird, Demonstrator, 1938 Brough Superior 982cc SS100.