Bonhams : 1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A

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Lot 441
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel
Registration no. DK 4900 Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A

Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 11,534) inc. premium
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel
Registration no. DK 4900
Frame no. 1600
Engine no. Y777A
The Scott factory hoped that their 3 speed Super Squirrel would appeal to the motorcyclist who had always aspired to Scott ownership, but wanted a three-speed gearbox rather than the two-speed transmission which was a feature of most Scotts up to this point. It is a relatively rare model, probably because its production overlapped with the new Flying Squirrel. This new very modern looking machine must have outsold the 3 speed Super by a considerable margin. In 1928, the last year of 3 speed Super production, the model reached its peak, finally gaining a proper gearchange gate in place of the previous "wobbly walking stick" gear lever.

Owned by the vendor since 2009, this Scott comes to the market only because of his advancing years and with great sadness. The preceding owner had been its custodian for over 50 years. It is a rare matching numbers machine which, in the current ownership, has had both engine & magdyno overhauled, new chains, a new rear rim, & new tyres. We are told that a new battery will be required, the Cowey speedometer needs attention, and that the switch of the lovely original headlamp is faulty and has therefore been by-passed.

It is offered with a V5C, a buff log book dating from 1959, VMCC copy of the factory despatch record, and a substantial history file with correspondence, invoices etc. Following a period of inactivity, re-commissioning will be required. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's mechanical condition.

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1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
1928 Scott 596cc 3 Speed Super Squirrel Frame no. 1600 Engine no. Y777A
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