Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106

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Lot 282
Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour
Registration no. CPJ 978 Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106

Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,802) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour
Registration no. CPJ 978
Frame no. AA/106
Engine no. 5J/106
The Bristol-based Douglas Foundry took up motorcycle production in 1907 with a machine powered by a horizontally-opposed, twin-cylinder engine, and the company would keep faith with this layout until it ceased motorcycle production in 1957. Traditionally, the Douglas twin has been installed fore-and-aft but for 1935 the firm sprang a surprise, announcing the Endeavour, its first model to be powered by a transversely mounted engine. Displacing 494cc, this new sidevalve power unit was shared with the simultaneously announced Blue Chief, though in the latter it was mounted fore-and-aft in the traditional manner. Shaft drive was adopted for the Endeavour, the crown wheel and bevel gears used being the same as those found in the contemporary Morris Eight car. The gearbox was a four-speed hand-change unit with the kick-starter pivoting outwards, BMW-style, while spring steel 'bumper bars', fitted to protect the projecting cylinders, were another unusual feature of this advanced design. Priced at £72 10s, the Endeavour was expensive for a sidevalve and it is estimated that as few as 50 were made over its two-year production life. It is one of the rarest of pre-war Douglas models. This rare survivor has been of the road in dry storage for some considerable time and is offered for restoration. The machine comes with an old style-continuation logbook and is sold strictly as viewed.

Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number is 5/J106.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106
Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106
Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106
Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106
Property of a deceased's estate,1935 Douglas 494cc Endeavour Frame no. AA/106 Engine no. 5J/106
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