Lot 149 - 1938 13060 Flying Squirrel

Lot 149 - 1938 13060 Flying Squirrel

Lot 149 - 1938 13060 Flying Squirrel

Lot Number 149
Registration DLV283
Chassis Number 449YM
Engine Number DPY4559
Odometer reading 15,330 miles
Estimate £5,500 - £7,500
Result Sold - £6,720

The Scott Flying Squirrel was built by The Scott Motorcycle Company between 1926 and the outbreak of World War II. The Squirrel name had been used for Scott motorcycles since 1921. Launched at the 1926 Earls Court motorcycle show, the Flying Squirrel was expensive - nearly twice the cost of a sporting four-stroke motorcycle at the time. The unique water cooled circulation used a convection method known as the thermosyphon system. The bottom end block was painted either green or red for racing or road respectively and featured a centrally positioned flywheel, twin inboard main bearings, overhung crankpins and doors to enable ease of access to the engine. The redesigned three speed gearbox, multi-plate clutch and the repositioned magneto were all significant improvements and in 1929 Scott achieved third place in the Isle of Man TT and launched a road going TT Replica Flying Squirrel. Following cost cutting the factory also launched a basic touring model in 1929 for under £70 but financial problems continued and in 1931 Scott were unable to enter the TT or the Earls Court show. A three cylinder prototype was developed but Scott's lacked the resources to develop it so on the outbreak of World War II production ended. Between 1935 and 1938 the factory at Shipley in Yorkshire produced the B2592 air-cooled Aero engine and this was based on the Scott Flying Squirrel motorcycle unit. A 25hp version was also specifically developed to power the notoriously dangerous Flying Flea aircraft.
This 1938 Scott Flying Squirrel was purchased in 2006 by the vendor from a collector who had it stored in his greenhouse, according to the buff log book he had purchased this motorcycle sometime in the 1970's. The same log book lists all the owners going back to 1951. The vendor informs us that the magnetos have recently been rewound and it is a very fast bike for its time. This very original Scott, with the road going red engine, is finished in black and is supplied with a V5C registration document. An ideal opportunity to own and ride an interesting two stroke, water cooled motorcycle with character and investment potential.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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