1924 Douglas 350cc CW Frame no. CF756 Engine no. 86957
Lot 388
1925 Douglas 350cc CW Frame no. CF 756 Engine no. 86957
Sold for £8,050 (US$ 13,530) inc. premium
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1925 Douglas 350cc CW
Frame no. CF 756
Engine no. 86957
The firm of Douglas were unconventional on at least two counts. While their rivals were virtually all producing singles, or the occasional vee twin, Douglas plumped for a horizontally opposed twin cylinder design; not only that but instead of making motorcycles in the Midlands or London their factory was located in Bristol! Nevertheless, as the motor-cycling movement evolved and grew during that frantic first quarter century, Douglas were well to the fore confirmed by the popularity of these gentle if unusual twins in classic circles today. Owned since the mid 2000s by a lifelong enthusiast – now in his eighties, but who rode the machine in August 2012's Graham Walker Run – he has begun to find its lengthy north/south engine configuration a little unwieldy for purpose, deciding therefore to revert to one or other of the younger steeds in his stable. The vendor purchased the Douglas after the previous owner had completed a rebuild of the chassis and cycle parts [see photographs on file], whereupon the new owner undertook a similar task with the engine and transmission. Judging by the sheaf of invoices that accompany the machine the expenditure covered every requirement. The motorcycle is taxed until 2013, and is offered with a clutch of useful literature that includes: two VMCC Date of Manufacture Statements, a 36-page booklet chronicling Douglas models 1907 – 1939, a 36-page Spare Parts List for CW and TS models, a BMS reproduction Handbook for the 2 3/4HP Douglas, and DVLA forms V948 and V5C. Subject only to a mechanical check-over the Douglas represents a very neat and instantly ride-able proposition.
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