1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2650M Engine no. FZ3541A

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Lot 612
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. KH 9064 Frame no. 2650M Engine no. FZ3541A

Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,331) inc. premium
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. KH 9064
Frame no. 2650M
Engine no. FZ3541A
Bradford-born Alfred Angas Scott's experiments with two-stroke motorcycle engines began in the closing years of the 19th Century. The first complete Scott motorcycle followed 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 in 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 1929 'Flyer' was dispatched new from the Scott Motorcycle Works in Saltaire, Yorkshire to dealers Jordan & Co, of Kingston-upon-Hull. Restored 35 years ago, the machine has been kept in dry storage following the previous owner's passing. The Flyer is described by the vendor as 100% complete and in full working order, benefiting from recently re-plated brightwork. It comes with the original buff logbook, a comprehensive history file that includes numerous 1970s tax discs, instruction manuals, Scott build sheet, Swansea V5 and much more besides. Also included is an original photograph dated 1955 depicting the Scott at one of the previous owners' RAF base in Wiltshire.
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1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2650M Engine no. FZ3541A
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2650M Engine no. FZ3541A
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