Hi James and Ted. Link works ok in Wales,it”s warmer! Nice post war Shipley bike,last of the magnito ignition Scotts. Are post war Scotts worth £7k. Sounds (to me) about a grand too much,am I so out of touch! Happy Christmas To All. Geoff.
Looks smart but the rear doesn’t look right. My original ’48 Scott had a roll on centre stand, not a rear stand. It had a hinged and ribbed rear mudguard to match the ribbed front one and also had triple armed, one piece rear mudguard stays which also positioned the tool box more centrally than the rearward position shown in the pictures.
In 1946 the factory produced just twelve bikes while they were struggling to get back into production. Although they had the full width hubs, they had rear stands, not centre stands. Six had Webb girder forks, and six had Brampton girder forks. It would be interesting to know just how much they were struggling for components in 1947, but I think it entirely possible that some bikes had rear stands, until the centre stands and their appropriate mounting lugs became available. Perhaps this was after the Dowty forks were first fitted ? I know the vendor, and can confirm that the bike starts very easily, and runs smoothly and quietly. The Pilgrim pump is a bit reluctant on one side, and the vendor’s father, a ‘well known Scott owner’ is attending to that little problem, and NO, it is not me !