1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29 Frame no. 871 Engine no. 3038

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1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29
Registration no. GH 3235 Frame no. 871 Engine no. 3038

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,800 - 10,000
1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29
Registration no. GH 3235
Frame no. 871
Engine no. 3038
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 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 decent-sized drum brakes differentiated the EW from its predecessors, as did the handsome sloping fuel tank that replaced the flat style used hitherto. The work of ace rider/engineer Freddie Dixon, a revised EW first appeared at the 1928 Motor Cycle Show. By this time the EW designation had been dropped; the 596cc models being re-coded E28 (standard) and F28 (Sports), changing to E29/F29 the following year. First registered in July 1930, this F29 was purchased by the vendor in the mid-1990s. An older restoration, the machine has not been ridden for some time but remains in very good condition. The magneto has been removed but is present, and the Douglas also comes with an acetylene headlamp. Offered for re-commissioning, this handsome Vintage-era sports roadster is offered with a history file containing an old-style buff logbook (1948); sundry bills; a V5C document; and a quantity of photocopied marque-related literature.

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1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29 Frame no. 871 Engine no. 3038
1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29 Frame no. 871 Engine no. 3038
1930 Douglas 596cc Model F29 Frame no. 871 Engine no. 3038
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