1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312

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Lot 526
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. EL 1034 Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312

£ 7,500 - 11,000
US$ 9,800 - 14,000
Amended
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. EL 1034
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. DPY5312
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. Although recognisably derived from the earliest designs, the Scott motorcycle of the 1920s gained steadily in both complexity and weight, a particularly significant development being the introduction of a three-speed countershaft gearbox for 1923. Like its major rivals, Scott was well aware of racing's publicity value 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 the most expensive machine in the range. Subsequent models further benefited from racing, gaining the duplex frame and bigger brakes (first seen on the 1926 works bikes) and the magneto-platform Pilgrim oil pump adopted for the '27 TT machines.

This machine's restoration was commenced by the previous owner in 2006 and completed by the current vendor in 2009. The engine was serviced in 2017 and the machine last ridden in April of this year, though the engine has been started since then. Offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.

Saleroom notices

  • There are two frame numbers present on the machine, the first is DP63649752 (to front downtube/brace) which is listed on the V5C. The second frame number stamped in the correct area is 5289 (to the side of the top tube). The engine number prefix DPY suggests the engine is of a later vintage (believed c.1949). Accordingly, prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the composition and suitability of parts prior to bidding on this nicely presented machine.
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1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. to be advised Engine no. DPY5312
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