1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2424M Engine no. FY8 40A

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Lot 69
1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. NF 1637 Frame no. 2424M Engine no. FY8 40A

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 6,543) inc. premium
1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. NF 1637
Frame no. 2424M
Engine no. FY8 40A
With the exception perhaps of past and present owners, and a select band of devotees, Scott motorcycles can sometimes appear to be slightly underrated by the classic community at large. Despite the difficulty of pioneering the less popular 2-stroke their ground-breaking vertical twin was far smoother than any contemporary four-stroke single. That said it is of universal regret that the Shipley company effectively failed to innovate from around 1928 onwards. NF was purchased by the present owner from a Suffolk dealer during the early 1980s, incomplete and in a generally poor condition. Undeterred he doggedly gathered a sufficient quantity of missing parts for a nut-and-bolt rebuild, which task was followed by several enjoyable seasons in-the-saddle. With typical integrity he states that a couple of chassis parts are in an incorrect chrome-plate finish and, more importantly, when rebuilding the bike some 30 years ago, he discovered the frame number did not reconcile with the registration document. Similarly, the control levers [in place when purchased] are not the inverted type. He last rode the 'Squirrel "...about 25 years ago", confirmed by an expired MOT Certificate for June 1990. Although offered with a period Instruction Book, an earlier issue of Classic Bike featuring the Scott marque, and other paperwork, there is no previous history. The NF Registration number is for Lancashire; it is interesting to note the VMCC Machine Register for 1927 lists two other Scott Squirrels, registered NF 2698 & 8507 respectively. A long-time member of the Scott Owners Club, the vendor has placed an extensive run of Yowl magazines alongside the other literature. Supplied with V5.

Saleroom notices

  • Since the catalogue went to press it has been drawn to our attention that this machine may incorporates parts that date later than 1927. Please note that the frame number in the V5 doesn't match the number stamped on the machine.
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1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2424M Engine no. FY8 40A
1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2424M Engine no. FY8 40A
1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2424M Engine no. FY8 40A
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