Indeed! Even me with my limited knowledge of Scotts would join you in the hat eating offer. The distributor, separate oil tank and alternator are rather big give-ways. I assume its an early 50’s Birminham Scott? Could be an honest mistake by the seller?
Looks like a VERY original spec 1949/50 Flyer, not mucked about with, except for the number plates and paperwork. Mudguards are correct for 1950. Needs very careful investigation before considering purchase…….
In a John Underhill listing in 1996, HA 5270 was recorded as:-
“1950 Flying Squirrel, frame 5212M, engine DPY5398, gearbox 4498CM. 1928 reg. Frame was 5300M”.
Maybe Ian has more info.
Looks quite a tidy late Shipley machine.
Just shows how much attention I payto things. I always thought that the flat mudguards were a Birmingham thing. As it says on all the RAF posters: Never asume, check! Something very similar is printed on the Scott drawings I have 😳
Yes, you are right Keith.
Questions posed by a North West member resulted in an evasive reply with an unwillingness to declare frame & engine numbers —- “sorry cant send numbers but you could call and look in person”
I note that the Ebay listing still says “No questions or answers have been posted about this item.”