1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963

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1926 Douglas 348cc EW
Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,249) inc. premium
1926 Douglas 348cc EW
Frame no. MF6908
Engine no. YE6963
Designed by Cyril Pullin and launched at the Olympia Show in 1925, the Douglas EW was intended to benefit from tax concessions available to lightweights, and so weighed under 200lbs. In typical Douglas fashion, the 348cc engine was a fore-and-aft flat twin, a fixed-head sidevalve with outside flywheel, hand and mechanical oil pumps and BTH magneto ignition. A gearbox mounted behind rather than above the rear cylinder, all-chain drive and a pair of "huge" 8 inch brakes differentiated the EW from its predecessors, as did the handsome sloping fuel tank that replaced the 'flat' style used hitherto. As its predecessor, the 350 cc CW, it had the unusual gearchange located in the tank's centre but, unlike the CW, it now commanded a three speed gearbox with clutch. Apparently highly original and unmolested, this EW features acetylene lighting and retains its EIC magneto, Brown & Barlow carburettor as well as all its originals accessories. There is a healthy spark, a good compression and the gearbox engage well, so re-commissioning should not be overly difficult. The machine is offered with Netherlands registration papers.

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1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
1926 Douglas 348cc EW Frame no. MF6908 Engine no. YE6963
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