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Lot 439: Scott Flying Squirrel Racing Motorcycle

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

This race-converted Flying Squirrel was the first machine acquired for the Gangbridge Collection in the UK, where it was restored. Dating from circa 1934, it has one of the last, long-stroke, fixed cylinder head engines, which has been fitted with later top-end with detachable head. The foot-operated gearchange is another modification. A matching numbers (frame/engine) example, the machine was first UK-registered 'AYW 32', which was changed to 'LVS 638' in December 1976. One of its previous owners was one G T Shoosmith, believed to be Guy Shoosmith, a well-known Bentley-owning member of the Vintage Sports Car Club. There are no registration documents with this Lot.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number439
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€7500
Hammer Price (inc premium)€8625
Year1934
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number3842M
Engine numberLFZ4001
Engine capacity (cc)498
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors