c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R
Lot 266
c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel
Registration no. FC 8072 Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R
Sold for £7,360 (US$ 11,516) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel Frame no. 2963 Engine no. 6845R
c.1929 Scott 498cc Sports Squirrel
Registration no. FC 8072
Frame no. 2963
Engine no. 6845R
This particular Sports Squirrel 'two-speeder' was purchased by the current vendor, an enthusiast for the two-speed Scott since the early 1950s, in around 1980. The machine was purchased from Glyn Chambers (another long-term Scott aficionado) though the DVLA was not advised of the change of ownership until January 1995. The registration document records the date of first registration as 27.3.25 but the motorcycle is clearly later than this, the frame number being correct for 1929. It seems unlikely that the engine is the original. The engine number is from the 1923 sequence and appears to be an original factory stamping. However the crankcase is definitely 1928/1929 as the engine is of the wide-bearing type, which was in production from late 1926 until two-speeder manufacture ceased in around 1931. It seems most likely that the 1923 engine was rebuilt into a new crankcase by Scott in 1928 or 1929, and stamped with the original engine number followed by 'R' for 'rebuilt by the factory'.

Restoration work carried out circa 1980 included an engine rebuild (block re-bored and new pistons fitted) and a magneto overhaul by Tony Stairs. The two-speed gear's centre drum was hard chromed and reground; a new Supersprox rear sprocket fitted; and the Pilgrim oil pump converted to 'dripper' operation by Gerry Howard. An additional tank has been fitted for lubrication of the two-speed gear because modern two-stroke oils are too low in viscosity. The original gear oil pump is retained. A later Amal carburettor is fitted in the interest of easier operation (the original Amal Binks two-jet instrument is included in the sale). A popular in-period upgrade, the twin front brake drums had been fitted very many years before. A new radiator was fitted at the time of restoration, since when the machine has barely been used. Taxed until May 2015, it is offered for sale only because of the vendor's advancing years and should require little more than gentle re-commissioning before returning to the road. The machine is offered with an expired MoT (2006), some old tax discs and V5/V5C registration documents. Sold as seen.
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