If you are looking at this chances are you know what these are about, but in case not a little history. During the Second World War Douglas made many stationary engines, and then restarted motorcycle production with the T35, another ohv flat-twin 350cc, set across a duplex fame with torsion bar rear suspension. Various Sport and Competition offshoots were built in the next few years, and the standard bike evolved through several incarnations to become the Mark V we have here. The Mark V was built until the introduction of the Dragonfly in 1955
By modern standards the Mark V is a tiny little bike; it barely comes up to your knees. In common with other Douglas engines of its era it likes to be revved.
Douglas Mark V standard facts :
Built: 1951 to 1954
Engine: OHV horizontally-opposed twin
Bore/Stroke: 60.8 x 60mm
Gearbox: 4-speed, unit construction
Frame: Duplex cradle
Electrical system: Lucas Magdyno
Front suspension: Radiadraulic forks
Rear suspension: Swinging fork with torsion bars
Wheels: 3.25 x 19-inch
Fuel capacity: 3 gallons
Ground clearance: 5.25-inches loaded
As for our bike here, it was bought a couple of years ago having mainly undergone dismantling, cleaning and where necessary restoration of many parts plus some new parts acquired all by a former owner, and then came to us partly assembled. The task then commenced but time ran out and in past few months it has been finally finished off by Swindon Classic Bikes in Kingsdown, Swindon where the last bit of work done (hence some photos all in their workshop, show both before and after) was build and fitting of new centre stand. Lastly new battery also fitted and its been given a tune up. Tyres are very good and not that old, rims good and indeed all chrome work good and not at all pitted or marked. Everything works as you would expect.
So a genuine ready to go classic bike for the summer, matching numbers to frame/engine etc, V5 and (although not required) a new MOT for your complete peace of mind. Currently SORN. Made in 1951 and with an age-related plate, but showing registered August 1991, so although older history not known, it probably spent some time outside the UK.
Its not concours (quite) but is in very good overall condition as you expect after the work done over past 2 yrs, and probably amongst the best and most genuine of these examples currently available, becoming rare and more collectable no doubt in the future. Available to be seen and tried on request.
Here we have for sale a very beatiful Douglas 2 ¾ HP 350 cc,year 1916,run very well,exellent and reliable mechanics,beatiful restoration from a professional garage,from a private collection. I can send more photos
Price: 14.800 Euro
I am a dealers in vintage,veteran .....
For sale is this desirable and very collectable Douglas 350 cc motorbike. These classic motorbikes exude charm and character even when they are standing still! This particular Douglas has been a South Australian motorcycle for a long time. It has recently come out of dry storage where it has only been .....
This is a great example of a classic Douglas, I'll be sad to see it go.
Here are some details that should help, and I'll be happy to answer any questions over the phone.
Original Logbook - frame, engine and gearbox numbers match
Early electric light model -BTH Dynamo 6 volt
First registered .....
Here we have to offer for sale is this historical 1951 Douglas Mk 5. An absolutely beautiful piece of history in original condition. Could be restored to look brand new again but the condition it is in carries a lot of authenticity.
Really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
One of only 6 on the Douglas register complete with original number and buff log book. This rare machine is in good condition and mechanically sound having recently been overhauled.Fitted with BTH dynamo and lighting set.This motorcycle is for sale in Suffolk.
I have this Douglas for sale, it is a Dragonfly engine but i am not sure about the fame. It has been in my pocession for around 40 years but due to me retiring soon and going abroad to live it is the last of my motorcyles for sale. It was constructed in the late 60s by an engineer and he used it to .....
Originals 1914 veteran Douglas. Restored in the 80s. Last registration 1990 (MOT). Was in a collection in recent years, V5 document and Pioneer Certificate included. Engine is running.
Location in Germany near Frankfurt.
Price: 15000 Euro