1937 Scott Flying Squirrel 600cc Combination
Reg. no. DXN 325
Frame no. 4372M
Engine no. DPY 4430
Scott motorcycles used an exceptionally advanced unorthodox design when it produced its first motorcycles. Its water-cooled circulation system used a convection method known as the thermo-syphon system that enhanced its powerful twin cylinder two stroke engine which also had a unique flywheel and bearing design. These engines developed more power at low speeds than some of their rivals’ equivalent 4 stroke engines.
The Scott factory launched their new Duplex framed Flying Squirrel for the 1926/27 season and they were based on the 1926 TT machines and became the basis for all subsequent Flying Squirrels until production at Shipley ceased in 1951. The rigid frames were noted for their excellent sure-footed handling thanks to the low centre of gravity.
Condition - This rare to the market Scott combination has been in the ownership of same family for 41 years and is totally unrestored and has had very little use for the last 30 years. Although saying that, the family are all very keen motorcyclists and they have ensured it has been very well cared for and has always had anti-freeze in the cooling system, the engine is regularly turned over using the kickstart and the bike is moved to keep the brakes, wheels, bearings and tyres free. Luckily it still retains its original front forks unlike many that were changed to the ‘Dowty’ forks during the ‘Update your Scott’ campaign that the factory ran in 1940. The 1939 Tax Disc states it was originally a ‘Bicycle and sidecar’ and the sidecar is also in good unrestored condition although the perspex screen will need renewing. It will obviously require some recommissioning prior to going back on the road but would appear that this will be a straightforward task for the new owner.
Comes with - a current V5C, an old VE60 logbook and old tax discs going back to 1939.
Extra details and estimates:
£7,000 - 9,000
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