Factory records show this 1927 overhead valve 680 left the Brough Superior works at Hayden Road Nottingham on 30th December 1927. The 680 was one of the best selling Broughs, only giving way to the side valve SS80 as the most produced. A total of 547 ohv
examples were built but with only 127 known to have survived complete.
Dispatched to Brough dealers Allen Bennett and Co, of Croydon South London this 680 has been known to the Brough Superior Club UK for many years. It was restored by Brough expert Simon Miles in 1999 who carried out a ‘through bolt’ modification to the engine which currently has cases from another 1927 680 that are numbered 78301, however the original engine cases numbered 97071 that are in good serviceable order are supplied with the bike so it could be made ‘matching number’ if desired.
The Current owner of the bike purchased it from Verralls in 2011 to add to his collection, although it has seen little use in the last few years, it has been well maintained and kept in very good order as an exhibit at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne, Wiltshire (UK). Retaining many of its original components this beautifully presented 680 is reported to be in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, it is supplied with a copy of the original factory record and the UK V5C logbook.
Although the ohv 680 model gave away some 300cc to its lager brother the SS100 it was no less a formidable ride, lighter and with sharper handling it was easily capable of 80 plus mph and has continued to be one of the most collectable models with values rising steadily over the years. A truly exceptional example we are delighted to offer this 1927 680 to the open market for the first time in five years.