c.1923 Douglas 350cc,
Lot 259
1916/1923 Douglas 347cc 2¾hp Frame no. TBA Engine no. 25782
Sold for £6,210 (US$ 8,049) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1923 Douglas 350cc,
1916/1923 Douglas 347cc 2¾hp
Registration no. PP 256
Frame no. TBA
Engine no. 25782
Following its exemplary reputation for ease of use and reliability gained during the First World War, the Douglas company continued through the first quarter of the last century with a range of medium-weight models which were themselves revisions of the wartime machines. The company's smooth and easy-starting boxer twin was housed in a low and light machine with the traditional footboards and belt-drive. Such machines are very popular indeed amongst today's 'vintage' riders and there is strong backing for them from the various clubs catering for the vintage Douglas. As enthusiasts know, there are difficulties in identifying exactly the very similar 2¾h.p. models from this long period so the dating of PP 256 is thus conjectural and potential buyers should use their expertise.

This machine, part of a deceased estate, is in sound but dusty condition and is complete with lighting set. The engine and its accessories have been dismantled for work to be carried out but seem to be largely complete and in sound condition, though buyers should satisfy themselves as to whether parts are missing, since more may have been found by sale time. Last taxed in 1976, it has no papers but these may have been found by the time of sale. A rare find in this condition and a relatively easy restoration.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine has a V5 and a copy of the old-style logbook, old MOT's and assorted correspondance.
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