Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1926
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    FY8 40A
  • Lot number 
    69
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1926 Scott 600cc Flying Squirrel
Registration no. NF 1637
Frame no. 2424M
Engine no. FY8 40A

With the exception perhaps of past and present owners, and a select band of devotees, Scott motorcycles can sometimes appear to be slightly underrated by the classic community at large. Despite the difficulty of pioneering the less popular 2-stroke their ground-breaking vertical twin was far smoother than any contemporary four-stroke single. That said it is of universal regret that the Shipley company effectively failed to innovate from around 1928 onwards. NF was purchased by the present owner from a Suffolk dealer during the early 1980s, incomplete and in a generally poor condition. Undeterred he doggedly gathered a sufficient quantity of missing parts for a nut-and-bolt rebuild, which task was followed by several enjoyable seasons in-the-saddle. With typical integrity he states that a couple of chassis parts are in an incorrect chrome-plate finish and, more importantly, when rebuilding the bike some 30 years ago, he discovered the frame number did not reconcile with the registration document. Similarly, the control levers [in place when purchased] are not the inverted type. He last rode the 'Squirrel "...about 25 years ago", confirmed by an expired MOT Certificate for June 1990. Although offered with a period Instruction Book, an earlier issue of Classic Bike featuring the Scott marque, and other paperwork, there is no previous history. The NF Registration number is for Lancashire; it is interesting to note the VMCC Machine Register for 1927 lists two other Scott Squirrels, registered NF 2698 & 8507 respectively. A long-time member of the Scott Owners Club, the vendor has placed an extensive run of Yowl magazines alongside the other literature. Supplied with V5.