1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A

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Lot 328
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer
Registration no. VF 7019 Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A

Sold for £ 8,625 (US$ 11,288) inc. premium
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer
Registration no. VF 7019
Frame no. 2767M
Engine no. FZ1958A
Scott's 1929 range included a new variant of their well established and successful Flying Squirrel. This was the new "Touring Model" which is the motorcycle featured here. The price was more than 10% lower than the De Luxe model, but the Tourer could well be considered the more desirable motorcycle in respects other than just the lower price. The major differences were that the new model featured (arguably superior) Webb girder forks instead of Scott's own much heavier "kite" forks, and a Webb rear hub and brake replaced the much heavier Enfield product. The Webb hub lacked the cush drive of the Enfield type, but many long term Scott men would argue that, because of its smoother power delivery compared to a big single, a Scott doesn't need a cush drive anyway. In addition the new Tourer was a useful 17 lbs lighter.

The accompanying VMCC extract from the Scott despatch records indicates that this "Flyer" is a rare thing: it retains not only the original frame and engine pairing, but the gearbox too. The vendor bought it in February 2012, but he had known and ridden it for many years before that. He tells us that this is a very reluctant sale due to his advancing years. Various spares and tools are included in the sale as well as some old tax discs, two MoTs, and a V5C. It was last run in July this year. 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.

Saleroom notices

  • There is an extract from the Scott works record offered with the Lot evidencing the matching engine, frame and gearbox numbers.
Contacts
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
1929 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel Tourer Frame no. 2767M Engine no. FZ1958A
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