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Lot 351: 1930 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Like its major rivals, Scott was well aware of the publicity value of racing 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 being the most expensive machine in the range. Subsequent models further benefited from the racing programme, gaining the duplex frame and bigger brakes (first seen on the works bikes in 1926) and the magneto-platform Pilgrim oil pump adopted for the 1927 TT machines. Apparently substantially original and complete, this Flying Squirrel tourer comes with old-style continuation logbook and Department of Transport letter linking the registration mark ‘VK 2287’ to the machine.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number351
Estimate£1400-£1800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1800
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2070
Year1930
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Engine numberFZ2896A
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