Does anyone have any thoughts about the 2 speeder on ebay at the moment? The bidding seems to be pretty keen.
This is of course a very well known and respected bike. The oil tank retaining straps are very OTT, and it has sensibly been converted to dripper oiling, but apart from that it looks very original. The “provenance” especially the Mavro connection, will of course enhance its value, and I think that the last few hours/minutes of bidding will see the bidding go thru’ the roof.
It is a pity that the photos are not brighter and sharper, with some close-ups of details such as engine, carb, nickel plating condition, and so on. The photographer managed it with the lettering on the back of the headlamp, and the Mavro label, so it is a pity he didn’t try harder on other shots.
I guessed that it would be well known to the ‘old guard’. I assumed that it’s late age would count against a thru the roof end price rather than the Mavro connection send it thus. It will be interesting to see.
I seem to remember this bike having a potty on its rad cap!
I have just had a quick scan, but cannot find it. What is it’s Ebay number please ?
Thanks for that Dave.
I had a hunch that it would be TK 5209, which I bought from Glynn Chambers in June 1995 and sold in April 2006.
I note that it was last used in 2007.
Thats intersting David. I’ve sent you a PM.
So it got 9250, what do you all think about that ❓ 😀
Hi Based on,
5 pounds today can buy the same as roughly 12 pence could back in 1930 when the bike was registered.
The two speeder would cost 12 *500/100 times the cost in 1930 say £70 ( i think thats what they cost new please advise)
Gives the cost of £ 4,200 if you could buy them new today (if my maths is correct). If its just sold for £ 9, 250 its more than doubled in value in real terms.
Maybe somebody should start manufacturing them again and make twice the profit 😆
But the real issue for me is if the price of Scott’s go beyond the reach of enthusiasts . What will the nature of the club become ? maybe the bikes will just become investment opportunities 😥 ans store dust
My 2 speeder cost me at least that much to buy and restore.So working on that principle it will be a while before i see a return on my investment! 😀 😀
What a lovely bike, its absolutely stunning, I wish mine looked that good, well worth the time and money, but I suppose its the enjoyment that you get from it,
is its real value
Kind regards Jonathan
Hi Kas750, your machine looks fantastic and you know exactly whats inside so I would say that your expenditure was worth it. The ebay one was an unknown quantity and really, the Mavro connection is nice but doesn’t have much relevance if you want something to ride. Congratulations to whoever won it though. 🙂
Its a fair cop..I bought the bike on e-bay for £9250 and now know why the photos were scabby in some areas. Maybe I should not have been so dissapointed but some of the bodges are shamefull. The rear stand in particular. Head lug looks cracked too. 2 speed gear has a Ward roller conversion aparently very desirable. I need to assess this bike fully, but do not have the experience ………any 2 speed experts local to CROYDON ??
Imagine my frustration afterwards to be offered a better 1930 Super from a local Scott owner so just like a jilted lover I “married” it to my garage so now I have 2 Scotts apart from the 22 model in long term restoration.
Once I have sorted where I am I will sell one bike onwards and it will probably be the Mavro e bay bike. Any offers of spares welcom
There are not enough hours left in life and the Scott riding experience cannot be put off longer!! Having recently moved from full time employmet to a part time consultancy role the froad awaits me!
Hi , don’t suppose the other guy who offered you the other bike still has it does he?
if so could you let me know as I’m looking for somewthing like that. In fact i was a bid below you on ebay (£9150) and probably would of bid higher but was stuck at work with no internet access. oh well, I’d rather not buy off ebay though you just don’t know do you?
But I hope you’re happy with it. I thought it looked fantastic on the photos, full of patina !!!
I’m still looking for a nice early Scott, so if anyone has one to sell please let me know, thanks.