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 in the UK for many years. It was restored by mark specialist 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.
Purchased from Verralls in 2011 and has been well maintained but without much use as it has been a permanent exhibit at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne, Wiltshire (UK). Retaining many of its original components this beautifully presented 680 is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, it is supplied with a copy of the original factory record card and the UK V5C logbook.