Bonhams : 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)

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Lot 444
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text)
Registration no. NF 7008 Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 12,255) inc. premium
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text)
Registration no. NF 7008
Frame no. 1465
Engine no. none present (see text)
"This machine is unique. It is the only survivor of its model...and probably the only one manufactured..." so said the late John Underhill, highly respected VMCC Scott marque specialist & Scott club registrar, in a VMCC dating letter dated 16.10.95 (supplied). The Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe variant merited a small entry and picture in the 1927 Scott brochure, but it seems that the marketing department saw a demand where none existed. John Underhill also said: "Frame no. 1465 is of 1927 manufacture & cycle parts, petrol tank, forks, wheels, mudguards, hubs, A shaped handlebars, and footboards are correct for this rare model. Rear carrier and leg shields are missing, twin exhaust system is correct. Amal carburettor would originally have been Binks 3 jet type. Gearbox no. 72W is of correct type. Lucas Magdyno and lighting set are all original". The Scott records list engine no. FZ552A of 1927 manufacture & 498cc capacity, however no engine numbers are present on the straight-backed crankcase which is the correct type for 1927. The V5C shows the capacity as 596cc although the original FZ engine prefix indicates 498cc. As with many Scotts, it is not known whether the engine's capacity is actually 498cc or 596cc. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the pedigree and originality of the machine. This rare Scott was restored by the vendor's late father. The engine has been regularly turned over, but it has not been run for several years and re-commissioning will be required. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's mechanical condition.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
1927 Scott Flying Squirrel Touring De Luxe (see text) Frame no. 1465 Engine no. none present (see text)
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