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Lot 353: 1937 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Launched at the Olympia Show in 1925, Scott’s new Flying Squirrel sports model came in 498cc and 596cc capacities, the latter being the most expensive machine in the range. Subsequent versions 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 pump adopted for the 1927 TT machines. The Flying Squirrel took on more of a touring role in the 1930s, being further up-dated with a detachable cylinder head, Brampton girder forks and a foot-change gearbox by the decade’s end. This late-1930s example has the foot-change gearbox, crankshaft-driven oil pump and detachable ’head Replica engine. The machine is offered with old-style continuation logbook and Department of Transport letter linking the registration mark ‘DUV 207’ to the machine.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number353
Estimate£1400-£1800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£3450
Year1937
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Engine numberDPY4367
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