1929 Scott 596cc Flying Squirrel Frame no. 2962M Engine no. FY10099M (see text)
The Scott factory launched their new duplex framed Flying Squirrel for the 1927 model year. It was based on the all new 1926 TT machines, and became the basis for all subsequent Flying Squirrels until Shipley production ceased in 1951.
This 'Flyer' has been on the Scott Owners Club register since 1987 and was acquired by the vendor's late husband in June 2007. The frame dates from mid 1929, whilst the engine was manufactured February 1927. The 'Y' prefix to the engine number denotes 596cc. The Scott factory always stamped the engine no. on each side of the crankcase. For reasons unknown the end of the number on the right hand side appears to have been filed off, whereas the left side appears to be original and correct. The gearbox (no. 1210) is thought to have been original to the frame. A new age related number has been applied for and we expect it to be known by the time of the sale.
The Scott 'kite' forks and Enfield rear hub suggest that this may well be the 'de luxe' variant rather than the cheaper Tourer which was supplied with Webb forks and a Webb rear hub. The radiator appears to be a relatively modern replacement. With new radiators costing over £1,000 this can be regarded as a major bonus. It is thought that this machine has not been in regular use for some years and the usual careful re-commissioning is recommended before it is taken on the road.