I am looking for my first Scott. I think that a 600cc squirrell about 1935 would suit my needs. I need a sound bike in decent condition to ride rather than show. Does anyone have one for sale or know of anyone who has?
Try the following item on ebay at present:
Item number: 290194349406
Looks OK and has the benefit of a new radiator.
Looks like a very nice bike!
are you planning to bid on this? If so I won’t! A friend near me on the IOW fancies a nice runner and this looks just the ticket. I reckon £4-4.5K will nab it.
We have just got back from viewing it and will be bidding on it.
Thank you for not driving the price up for me.
excellent news John, good luck , and please let us know how you get on.
A tutto gas
And John, did you win it?
I followed the auction. Always exiting so see the price rise in the last 10 seconds… With 10 seconds to go 3500 GBP, only a few seconds later 4627.50 GBP….
sadly did not get the one on ebay – went to just over 4500 but someone went higher!! Please keep looking out for me a bike; mant thanks
Bad luck, John. The bike looked quite a correct example and the new radiator was as the seller correctly pointed out worth a premium of £600. However, the battery and the horn appeared to be on the wrong sides (ie reversed) and the mud guards were C- profile rather than the correct D-profile. Perhaps it was not as original as the seller suggested.
Andy Teirnan has 3 Scotts for sale according to the most recent OBM, if I remember correctly, a 1936 , a 1940 and a 1947. The 1935 has rear suspension and plunger forks according to the picture which is likely to be a later conversion. The 1940 is not pictured but the ’47 appears sound and unaltered. The prices are dealer prices though.
Keep Looking and Good Luck. Remember – only 25 days or so until the next edition of YOWL is out. Flotsam and Jetsam is the place to look!
Thanks for your comments. Andy Tiernan has sold the 1936 model, the 1940 was a misprint and I don’t really want anything as new as 1947. However please do keep looking. Many thanks
I will keep looking for you – bikes (especially Scotts) turn up in the strangest places.
Other things to consider about the one that got away – the engine was apparently a powerplus replica engine from 1931. The forks could be Brampton girder which was correct for 1934/5 but look a little too lightweight. The handle bars were set too high and chromed and on close inspection appear to be 7/8 inch rather than 1 inch and stove enamelled as supplied. Not that I’m being pedantice, mind!
Keep us informed as to how you get on.
I have been following the post and the auction with interest, I have a 1932 Scott and one of the parts replaced over the years were the mudguards.
I have never been certain that the front mudguard was the correct shape/profile and the Scott listed on ebay has a front mudguard which to my eyes suits the lines of the bike better.
Below are a couple of pictures of my bike, could you comment if it has the correct mudguards? Apologies for the 1st picture as space is at a premium.
Yummie, some tatsy Yamaha at the background!
This one is for sale in Holland:
Asking price 9.750 euro. This bike came from the place where I bought my two speeder and was for sale there for 6.950 (or 7950 euro). So the present seller has quite a margin.
I know the bike runs as some friends of mine had a look at it. With UK papers.
If interested I might have saved some pics of it (as I do with most Scotts I see for sale).
Lovely bike. I think that your mudguards are correct – D shape profile, 5 inches wide (?) and the flat stays rivetted rather than bolted. The valancing on the front mudguard looks correct too. Nice Brampton Monarch forks as well.