1928 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 1857M Engine no. FY1020

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Lot 542
1928 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. BF 4514 Frame no. 1857M Engine no. FY1020

£ 5,000 - 6,000US$ 6,300 - 7,600
1928 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. BF 4514
Frame no. 1857M
Engine no. FY1020
The first complete Scott motorcycle was introduced in 1908, its twin-cylinder engine, two-speed foot-change gear and all-chain drive marking it out as an exceptionally advanced design for its day. Light weight, ample power and sure-footed handling thanks to a low centre of gravity, were Scott virtues right from the outset. Like its major rivals, Scott was well aware of the publicity value of racing and the allure of models with a TT connection, so the adoption of an optional full-frame tank, like that of the works racers, for the new Flying Squirrel was not surprising. Launched at the Olympia Show in 1925, the ‘Flyer’ came in 498cc and 596cc capacities, the latter being the most expensive machine in the range. Subsequent models also benefited from the racing programme, gaining the duplex frame and bigger brakes (first seen on the works bikes in 1926) and the magneto-platform Pilgrim oil pump adopted for the 1927 TT machines. This Vintage-era Flying Squirrel was acquired by the current owner in 1992 and has benefited from a painstaking complete restoration while in his care, some £6,000-plus being spent on improving its appearance, performance and reliability. We are advised that the machine is to standard specification but now runs on petroil mixture, a more reliable method of lubrication than the old mechanical pump. Presented in excellent condition, it is offered with restoration invoices, old-style logbook, Scott O C dating certificate, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document.
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