I have recently been left in a will from a good friend a scottbike . It’s in bits, boxes etc. Might be two different bikes. Tanks wheels, frames radiators boxes and boxes of bits , some look like they have been refurbished. Also original brown log books . Don’t think they have been on the road since 1970. Don’t know what to do with them all really. Would I be better selling on eBay and chance my luck?
What do the log books say they are. Far better that they are advertised on this website so that they could possibly go to true enthusiasts rather than to dealers who are only out to make a profit.
The 1960 bike must be a Birmingham Scott. The 1932 one is a nice bike too. If you advertise them on here I would suggest keeping the offer prices public so that other forum users can offer constructive advice on any offers. Whilst I don’t like Ebay, we have to accept that it is probably the best way of getting the best price for something. I personally think that genuine enthusiasts will usually outbid a dealer as they aren’t looking to make a profit on what they buy.
This is only a personal opinion 🙂
Yes, a ‘Brum’ Scott and a 1932 single top tube framed Flying Squirrel Sports Model, with 498cc ‘Power Plus’ long-stroke engine, assuming of course that what is there now matches the old log books. You need some knowledgeable help and advice to separate and define the two machines (or part machines), and then sell them as restoration projects. PLEASE don’t think about selling bits off separately as then the identity of the bikes will be lost forever.
I concur with Brian, it would be to your financial advantage if a knowledgeable person could help you itemize and bundle the parts to the specific bikes.
If you can get the major parts of the two bikes together, then they can be sold as a Scott project and with provenance, leftovers could then be offered here first, PLEASE.
Only then put the stuff on Fleabay. I really hate Fleabay and PayPal. Don’t ask.