Douglas 2¾hp B/29 (350cc) ,
Lot 210
c.1929 Douglas 348cc Model B29 Frame no. FA8886 Engine no. EN2130
Sold for £4,830 (US$ 8,026) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1929 Douglas 348cc Model B29
Registration no. IP 2313 (ROI)
Frame no. FA8886
Engine no. EN2130
Winner of the inaugural Isle of Man Sidecar TT in 1923 when he rode the legendary Douglas 'banking' sidecar outfit, ace rider/engineer Freddie Dixon began a fruitful association with the Bristol-based firm in the early 1920s. In 1925 he took up a technical post within the company where one of his first commissions was the redesign of the successful EW model. First seen at the 1928 Motor Cycle Show at Olympia, the Dixon's new EW featured wet-sump lubrication, flat-topped pistons, heavier valve gear, finned valve caps and primary chain adjustment by means of fore-and-aft engine movement. Sporting the fashionable 'saddle' tank that would soon become almost universal, the much-revised EW was re-designated 'B29' while the original version continued as the 'A29'. This restored B29 was purchased new by one of two lady musicians who travelled to violin recitals throughout Ireland on their Douglas motorcycles. Purchased directly from the original Kilkenny owner and last taxed in 1998, the machine benefits from a magneto overhauled recently by Vincent Sheriden and is described as in generally good condition, albeit requiring re-commissioning and the usual safety checks before returning to the road. Offered with Republic of Ireland Registration Book.
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