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1923 SCOTT 532CC STANDARD (LOT 392) SOLD by Auction

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  • £6,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1923
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Price £6,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Scott
Model STANDARD
Year 1923
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 21-Jul-2020
Ref C1248054
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


1923 SCOTT 532CC STANDARD (LOT 392)
REGISTRATION NO. CR 8008
FRAME NO. 3338
ENGINE NO. 6691
Remarkably original, apparently unrestored, and retaining its Southampton registration number, this 1923 Scott Standard seems to be largely to catalogue specification. The Scott Owners Club advises us that it is a matching numbers machine invoiced by the factory to Tebutt of Southampton on 21st June 1923. It features an unusual and interesting 'warm air' induction system. Also present are the (new for 1923) drum front brake, correct handlebar controls, and a Fellows magneto.

It has seen little use. We understand that for many years it was a display item in the showrooms of Perc Small, a Southampton & Winchester motorcycle dealer. Indeed, his is the only name which appears on the buff log book dating from 1956 which also indicates that during this period the bike was taxed only in 1956 and 1960, and that the previous licence had expired in December 1930. DVLA records indicate that it was last taxed in 1984. It was acquired by the vendor's late husband in 1990 and has been dry stored ever since.

The DVLA records the engine capacity as 249cc. In times gone by it was not unusual for owners to notify the licensing authorities of reduced engine capacities in order to qualify for lower tax rates and insurance premiums. However it certainly appears that this is the original 532cc Scott engine.

Supplied with a V5C, this time-warp Scott is sold strictly as viewed. Following its prolonged storage careful re-commissioning will be required. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to its completeness and mechanical condition.

£6,000 - 9,000
€6,700 - 10,000

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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