Hi All, In 2002 my father passed away and one of the things he left me was his 37/38 Scott. It was a runner when he died but has not been run since and has laid at the back of a friends garage since. I’m not into bikes as I collect scooters, when he died he said dont sell the Scott, so here I am some 9 years on with a Scott that was in show condition when he died and deteriorating. I tried to find a Museum for it after he died but to no avail.
Any ideas would be a help because I hate to see it like it is at present.
I am in to scooters too. Or at least used to be (Vespa, Maicoletta, Maico Mobil, Piatti etc.) Have a few left.
Could trade you one or two for the Scott 😉
Are you perhaps known as Dibsy or scooterdibs on other fora?
I am relieved to read that you had decided not put your Scott in a museum. If anyone ever does, please make sure that you have a contract in writing, and that you read the small print at least twice. Too many times I have heard of owners (or their families) trying to recover their machines, and being faced with an unexpected invoice for storage, dusting, restoration etc that outweighed the value of the exhibit.
Hello Dibs why not get your dads scott out fettle it and use it it may well grow on you . Beware of slicktalkers there are plenty about with bags of peanuts, If you do decide to part with the Scott it would be a good idea to get some reliable valueations, regards D F.
Hi Gents, first thanks for your replies.
Richard thanks for the info re Museums.
D F It would be nice to know the value of the bike, so what would be the best way to find this out, not saying for one moment it is for sale.
It is stored in Essex
Erik thanks for the offer but if I were to collect any more scooters I would end up in the divoce courts. also I’m not known by any of the above.
Well it could have been you… 😀
Do you have pictures you can post here? That way the very knowledgable members on this board might be able to form a first opinion on the bike and its value. If needed you can send the pics to me and I will put them up for you.
I agree with Erics sugestion a few photographs on here and you should get a good number of opinions as to your Scotts value . Regards D F.
Thanks Gents, I’ll try to get some taken this comming weekend.
Hi All here are some photos I took this morning.
This is easier…
Never seen a Scott with alloy rims before! Bike looks in a good used/usable state.
I will leave valuing to the guys on your side of the Channels as prices in Europa are somewhat different.
PS: I would also strongly suggest you try it. You might like it! I did and it almost got me fully cured from my scooters (from about 16 to 4)
Thanks Erik, I tried to post the photos live, but they would not have it.
As for the alloy rims I’ll be interested to hear what others have to say.
I have seen a couple of other Scotts fitted with alloy flanged rims and indeed have a vintage Scott front hub laced into a Borriani rim so yours is not uique in that respect, but it would have had steel rims originally.
Now what follows is my opinion, take it as you will:
“The bike appears in nice condition but not 100% original. The value is based on condition, originality, if it has the original frame, engine & gearbox as per VMCC records, and running condition. Assuming you got it running and MOT’ed, cleaned it all up and it has the original engine/box/frame I would guess £5500-£6500. Take £1000 off if numbers don’t match factory records or left in current condition.”
Prices of Scotts have risen so quickly over the last few years they are tricky to value and I’ve seen many comedy prices from dealers for nothing more than an assembly of mixed parts that often I’d seen go through auctions weeks before. You could get a late 20’s TT Rep in near concours for less than 7 grand 2 years ago but I’ve recently seen post war Squirrels up for that at dealers. Bonkers.
Richard, Thanksfor your reply.
My father was a member of this owners club and I think he registered the bike with the club, is there a way of chk’g as I
have the frame and engine numbers.
You need to contact the VMCC Library at Allen House and ask them for a works record extract based on the frame number. They will send you a certificate that gives the info and that will let you know which engine, box etc the frame left the factory with. If you are near Allen House you can also visit and view the records yourself. They charge a small fee for doing the research and sending the cert. Many Scotts have had engine butchery or had cranks break that in turn punched a hole in the crankcase meaning bikes with matching numbers are not like hens teeth, but are valued as a minority.
Thanks for the info Richard, my next project has just begun ………. 😀