At auction next month at the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham Alabama. Looks a little on the ratty side, but may come cheap. Any thoughts?
1937 Scott 500cc Flying Squirrel. Two stroke vertical twin, water cooled factory TT Replica with detachable cylinder head. Engine #DPZ4438. Very original and complete with 1939 British tax medallion still attached. Very rare and desirable and selling at NO RESERVE!!
Sold for $7150.00 plus the 10% buyer’s premium. Obviously not a TT Replica but the auctioneers felt that if it was a Replica engine it had to be a TT replica. It was expected to do much better as a 1948 Dowty forked Scott in similar condition had the hammer drop at $11,000.00 plus the 10%. At Barbers there was also a very nice 1948 EMC that fetched $6150.009plus the obligatory 10%.
Prices seemed a bit soft all around. I bought a very clean ’74 Yamaha TY 250 for $1,000. Bid on a Vincent Rapide B, which went for $28,000 (17,000 pounds), but did not want to have to explain to my wife unless it was a real steal.
Go here for a line list of the results: https://www.batorauctions.com/Barber_Auction_Results.htm
The facility and museum are fantastic. I would highly recomend a visit if you are in the area. Rode my Flyer all over, even in the mud!
Hey flyingsquirrel from TN, sorry we did not meet.
I guess that you were in the auction when I made it up by the show and trackside. Your Scott definitely looked like it had been through the mud. I was in the swap meet area trying to sell some stuff. Maybe next time,