Lot 351: 1930 Scott 498cc Flying Squirrel
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.
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£2070|
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