Bag a Brough in Brum | Over 200 classics up for grabs at upcoming National Motorcycle Museum auction

The National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) in Solihull will play host to the next H&H Classics auction, with over 200 bikes up for grabs including four Vincent Black Shadows, and a Brough Superior SS100.

Taking place on Wednesday, July 3 the auction also includes a number of more modern sports and touring machines, as well as Japanese two-strokes, cruisers, and adventure models.

Viewing of lots begins on Tuesday, July 2 with the bidding ending at 6pm the following day. More than 70 bikes feature no reserve and offers can be made in person, online at, or via telephone.

1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C side image

“We’re incredibly excited to be offering such a wonderful collection of classic motorcycles and vintage scooters at our next two-wheel auction,” H&H Classics motorcycle specialist, Mike Davis said.

“We have some really fascinating, rare and special bikes that are sure to draw much interest from fans around the world so we can expect to see a lively sale room on the day with plenty of fierce bidding from those looking to add to their collections.”

Unsurprisingly, the most expensive bike in the list is a 1929 Brough Superior SS100, which was actually only registered in Oxfordshire in 1944 and features a frame slightly different to standard. Quirks aside, it’s expected to reach between £240,000 and £280,000.

It’s been owned by the same person for over 40 years and was restored to its current condition more than 30 years ago.

Joining this are four Vincent Black Shadows in various states of repair – each commanding a different asking price. One of the quartet comes from 1951 and is a Series C barn find. It’s been off the road since the late 1970s, however still rolls freely and features sales receipts as far back as 1955. It’s yours for between £25,000 and £30,000.