The world's most expensive folding bike? Bidding for 'oldest' Brompton starts at £25,000

The 42-year-old model is believed to be the "oldest badged Brompton" and is still in good nick

1981 Brompton 2
(Image credit: Cycle Care Swindon)

If you are a Brompton aficionado with a fair bit of spare cash, then the perfect present might have just popped up: an original Brompton from 1981, yours for just £25,000 - if no one else bids. It is believed to be the oldest badged model.

The No 2 folding bike was made in 1981, and is still in "very good" condition, apart from the mudguards, according to Cyclecare Swindon, which is auctioning it off. The auction ends on 4 June.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.