Just to fill in some missing history, my Dad purchased this Scott (CYR 707) on the 11th September 1976 for £400. I remember going with him to a house in Moreton Wirral near to the main roundabout 2 miles from where we lived in Greasby. At the bottom of the garden in the shed stood this Scott for sale along with what I remember to be a couple of other earlier open frame two speeders. The Guy was a Scott enthusiast but I don’t recall his name.
The bike was used for a couple of years then underwent a restoration. The red frame was sprayed black and tank painted as seen in the museum photograph, tank prior to this was red with cream panel. This has stood the test of time (refinished at Alan Hydes near the Leasowe lighthouse). Also, the aluminium mudguards changed to steel painted. Whilst apart, the decision was made to have the engine overhauled at Silks (near Derby) if I remember rightly.
The bike was then used for a handful of trips to the Scott owners club meeting at Stanford Hall and also for TT week’s on the island.
I had many local trips as pillion passenger and remember it being a lively performer and alway’s a good talking point when stationary!
My Dad parted with the bike around the mid-nineties when suffering ill health.
Incidentally, I still have the handmade competition ‘sprint style’ petrol tank (in red and cream) sitting on the shelf in my garage.