1929 SCOTT 498CC FLYING SQUIRREL
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 148
Year : 1929
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : GU 4473
Chassis No. : # 2491M
Engine No. : # FZ1793A
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Although recognisably derived from Alfred Angas Scott's earliest designs, the Scott motorcycle of the 1920s gained steadily in both complexity and weight, reflecting improvements in its specification and all-round performance. Dating from 1929, this Vintage-era Flying Squirrel was purchased by the current vendor in 1964 and was last used on the road in the 1960s. It was then subject to a restoration, which like so many such projects has never been fully completed. Works carried out include an overhaul and repaint of the fuel tank by Silk Engineering in 1974, and an engine rebuild in same period by K W Lack (bills on file). Lancashire CC correspondence on file reveals that the Scott's first owner was a Mr R Lispcomb of Welwyn, Hertfordshire. The machine is offered with two old-style green logbooks and a V5C registration document.