1953 Douglas 348cc MkV Frame no. 12262/5 Engine no. 7177/4

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Lot 364
1953 Douglas 348cc MkV
Registration no. NAC 480 Frame no. 12262/5 Engine no. 7177/4

Sold for £ 2,070 (US$ 2,797) inc. premium
1953 Douglas 348cc MkV
Registration no. NAC 480
Frame no. 12262/5
Engine no. 7177/4
“The popular model in the specialist range of 350cc machines, the Mark ‘V’ represents one of the most highly developed models in the Industry and has no rival for the motor-cyclist who needs efficiency, comfort, reliability and prefect road-holding.” – Douglas (Sales & Service) Ltd. Douglas’s one-model range was improved by legendary racer/designer Freddie Dixon for 1948, re-emerging in revised form as the ‘MkIII’. The latter featured new cylinder heads and a stronger frame, while 1950 saw the introduction of the interim MkIV model with its distinctive triangular toolboxes, frame-mounted pillion footrests and un-sprung front mudguard. The arrival of the 80 Plus and 90 Plus sports roadsters led to the preceding ‘standard’ and ‘sports’ distinctions being dropped, the ‘standard’ roadster becoming the ‘MkV’. Introduced in November 1950, the MkV was mechanically almost identical to the MkIV, though readily distinguishable by virtue of its different exhaust system. Restored by the present owner circa 1995, this MkIV-engined Douglas MkV remains in excellent condition. The machine is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.
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