Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103

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Lot 281
Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31
Registration no. OW 1278 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103

Sold for £ 7,130 (US$ 9,634) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31
Registration no. OW 1278
Frame no. FD111
Engine no. ET103
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. Dixon left Douglas in early 1930 but before then had played a major role in the design of the 1931 range. Arguably the most significant new model was the A31, a utilitarian 348cc sidevalve that was below the 224lb taxation limit, while at the other end of the scale were two new overhead-valve sports models: the 500c F31 and 600cc G31. The newcomers boasted fully enclosed valve gear, full electric lighting equipment and an enclosed carburettor, while the gearbox was shifted back above the rear cylinder, in line with racing practice. The new F and G models, together with the rest of Douglas' 1931 range, were given a distinctive tartan surround to the tank panels. This rare overhead-valve Douglas was last taxed for the road in 2008, since when it has been kept in dry storage. Offered in need of re-commissioning and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with an old style-continuation logbook and V5C registration document.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103
Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103
Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103
Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103
Property of a deceased's estate,1931 Douglas 500cc Model F31 Frame no. FD111 Engine no. ET103
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