“As lively as a Squirrel and never sheds a nut.” The Scott Flying Squirrel debuted all the way back in 1921, which is why the period slogan sounds a bit…dated. But the bike lived on for an impressively long time, surviving multiple closures of its parent company. By 1954, Scott Motorcycles had been moved to Birmingham, and a new series of Flying Squirrels was built.
The new bikes got a modern frame and small upgrades to the drivetrain. For more on the changes, check out this Retrospective from Rider magazine. The author notes that by 1969, Scott was making one Flying Squirrel “every six months, and soon production ceased entirely.”
That means this 1964 example (VIN: S1303) is “probably near the last of the Birmingham Scotts,” as the seller notes. It has 8,777 miles and the seller has had it for about 7 years. Find this Flying Squirrel for sale in Port Orange, Florida for $16,000 here on Craigslist.