1930 Excelsior Brooklands

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  • Reportedly raced at Brooklands during the 1930s
  • Displayed at the Brooklands Museum for the past fifteen years
  • Restored to an exemplary standard while retaining much of its originality

The Appeal

Motorcycle racing began on the banked circuit at Brooklands in 1908 and by the 1930s, manufacturers were developing some very rapid two-wheeled machines in order to bring home the silverware. 

Excelsior were one of Britain’s best motorcycle manufacturers at this time and we’re delighted to offer a bike that was especially built by them to race at Brooklands in period. With a 175 cc overhead valve JAP engine producing approximately 7.5 horsepower, making this one of the quickest bikes of the era, it reportedly proved successful during the 1930s and has formed part of the Museum collection at Brooklands for the past fifteen years.

Now it’s your chance to own this fantastic restored racer.

The History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured for racing in 1930
  • Reportedly raced at Brooklands in period
  • Very original, with much of its period parts restored and reused during the restoration
  • Participated in Brooklands “demo races” with its owner as recently as 2007, after which point they were no longer able to ride it for health reasons
  • We understand that the restoration was carried out very recently
  • For the past 15 years, it was displayed at Brooklands Museum 

The Condition

  • Beautifully restored
  • Still in race trim
  • Repainted in black to an excellent standard
  • ‘Excelsior’ vinyls in excellent order
  • Black spoked wheels with period appropriate Avon tyres
  • No dents visible to the frame or fuel tank
  • Single seat with additional pillion cushion on the mudguard
  • Minimal wear to the seat upholstery
  • Clubman style handlebars for an aerodynamic riding stance
  • All the brightwork looks to be in excellent condition and free from corrosion
  • No front mudguard

It’s abundantly clear that this Excelsior has been restored to an excellent standard. The black paintwork looks to be in impeccable order, as does all the brightwork. The original rigid frame looks to be straight and entirely free from corrosion. There’s barely any wear to be seen and so this bike is eminently worthy of re-joining a museum display, should that be the next owner’s intention..

The Mechanics 

  • 175 cc OHV single
  • Produces approximately 7.5 horsepower
  • Girder fork suspension
  • The ‘fishtail’ exhaust is in excellent condition
  • Said to be running and riding correctly

Capable of over 60 mph, this was a very brisk machine in its day thanks to its high-revving OHV engine and lightweight rigid frame. We understand that it is in very good working order following the restoration and could be used for more demo racings going forward.


If owning a genuine piece of Brooklands racing history appeals, then be sure not to miss this excellent Excelsior. Presented in wonderful restored condition, it has been preserved for the next 93 years…


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1930
  • Make Excelsior
  • Model Brooklands
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 175
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Brno
  • Country Czechia

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