1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW Frame no. 70905 Engine no. 70099
Lot 109
1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW
Registration no. DA 8219 Frame no. 70905 Engine no. 70099
Sold for £5,980 (US$ 9,689) inc. premium

Lot Details
1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW Frame no. 70905 Engine no. 70099 1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW Frame no. 70905 Engine no. 70099 1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW Frame no. 70905 Engine no. 70099
1924 Douglas 2¾hp Model SW
Registration no. DA 8219
Frame no. 70905
Engine no. 70099
The Bristol-based Douglas Foundry commenced motorcycle production in 1907 with a machine powered by a horizontally-opposed, twin-cylinder engine would keep faith with this layout until it ceased motorcycle production in 1957. Fore-and-aft installation made for a slim machine with a low centre of gravity, and the design's virtues were soon demonstrated in competition, 2¾hp Douglas machines taking 1st, 2nd and 4th places in the 1912 Junior TT in the Isle of Man. This Vintage-era Douglas Model SW has the sidevalve engine of fixed-head type with outside flywheel, clutch and two-speed chain/belt transmission. Other noteworthy features include a 'zoom zoom' exhaust, recently rebuilt magneto, and acetylene lighting front and rear. Purchased from a member of the Douglas Club's committee in November 2006, the machine is described as in generally good condition and offered with old-style logbook, expired MoT certificate (2009), current road fund licence and old/current V5/V5C registration documents.
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