Bonhams : 1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256

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Lot 442
1925 Douglas CW 348cc
Registration no. MO 5355 Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256

Sold for £ 7,935 (US$ 10,230) inc. premium
1925 Douglas CW 348cc
Registration no. MO 5355
Frame no. CF3461
Engine no. 80256
The Douglas CW features the company's trademark 348cc fore and aft horizontally opposed twin engine, with a three-speed gearbox and clutch, and all chain drive. It comes to the market only because of the vendor's advancing years, and is offered with great regret, having been in his ownership since 2002. It was once owned by the renowned Douglas rider Henry Body; whose name appears on a copy of an old V5. The gearbox was rebuilt sometime between 2008 and 2012, and a new final drive sprocket fitted at the same time. A new old stock carburettor was fitted in 2012. The substantial history file includes numerous invoices from suppliers including East Restorations for the restoration of the petrol/oil tank in 2012, and Moathouse Magnetos for the magneto restoration in 2008, as well as correspondence, a copy of the original handbook, etc. It is offered with a V5C, a green log book dating from 1976, a number of old tax discs and old MoT certificates. A later drum braked front wheel is fitted in the interest of better stopping, but the original dummy belt rim braked front wheel is included in the sale. The vendor tells us that to preserve originality, no parts of the forks or original wheel have been altered in any way. It was last ridden in March/April 2017 so following a period of inactivity, light re-commissioning will be required. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's mechanical condition.

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1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
1925 Douglas CW 348cc Frame no. CF3461 Engine no. 80256
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