1929 Scott Works T.T. 596cc Machine  Frame no. 5M Engine no. FY 3128A (Works engine number 5M-RZ-1448/29TT7 - see text)

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Lot 1012
1929 Scott Works T.T. 596cc Machine
Registration no. VR 2212 Frame no. 5M Engine no. FY 3128A (Works engine number 5M-RZ-1448/29TT7 - see text)

Sold for £ 17,825 (US$ 22,684) inc. premium
1929 Scott Works T.T. 596cc Machine
Registration no. VR 2212
Frame no. 5M
Engine no. FY 3128A (Works engine number 5M-RZ-1448/29TT7 - see text)
Scott’s characteristic two–stroke twins were always prominent in the Isle of Man T.T., right from their first race in 1909, their first wins being in 1912 and 1913. From then until the end of the vintage period, Scott works and private entries figured in every Senior T.T. and many side car ones, as well as innumerable races and trials elsewhere. For 1929, the works machines departed considerably from their predecessors, though still conforming to the unwritten rule of the time that a racer should look like a road bike. The special duplex frames had splayed seat tubes to allow for a forward-mounted magneto enabling a large separate oil tank to be where the magneto had sat. The petrol tank was larger and the running-gear and Scott duplex forks were modified as shown in ‘The Scott Selection’ by John Underhill. The six-strong team included Tommy Hatch and Syd Gleave, himself a future winner, but, in the event, only Hatch motored to the finish in 13th place. It was also to be Scott’s last new works entry, their radical 1930 racers being rejected, older works machines, possibly including this one, taking their place.
VR 2212 is one of those 1929 ‘Works’ Scotts and remains in largely original, rather than restored, condition. The engine has been changed at sometime for a ‘Flyer’ unit, though we understand that the original crankcase is with the machine. Further research may well locate more precise information about the rider and VR 2212’s history in the race. This extremely rare and technically interesting T.T. survivor is complete with V5 and buff log book and with some re-commissioning, following museum storage, should take to the Senior course again.
1929 Scott Works T.T. 596cc Machine  Frame no. 5M Engine no. FY 3128A (Works engine number 5M-RZ-1448/29TT7 - see text)
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