Brough Golden Dream
After an American motorcycle magazine recently stated that the one and only Brough Superior Golden Dream no longer exists, we’d like to reassure Brough enthusiasts and motorcycle fans in general that this priceless treasure is on display at our Museum!
The amazing 1000cc Dream horizontally-opposed four with two contra-rotating crankshafts was built and finished in gold for the 1938 Earls Court Motor Cycle Show and later displayed in the entrance to George Brough’s Nottingham factory.
As a pure showpiece, the four has no engine internals and when it was being checked over before going on show at the Museum, restorer Colin Wall found a piece of paper inside with a rude message on it, put there by whoever built it decades earlier!
The Second World War intervened before Brough’s ultimate luxury grand tourer was ready for the market. It had evolved from an earlier flat four with discrete cylinders, which survives in private hands and is in running order. The Dream’s tidy engine design features cylinder blocks formed integrally with the aluminium crankcase housing.
The Golden Dream is part of the world’s best display of Brough road machines in Hall 2. Mostly big V-twins, they include an SS100 Alpine Grand Sports and a highly original SS100 twin-carburettor twin-magneto 1933 show model.
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