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 .....
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1924 Douglas 2-3/4 with 2 speed clutch and kick start project.rebuilt wheels with new tyres,engine rebuilt a lot of nickle plating done ,bike is from bawnboy in Co Cavan . It is Cavan reg with no book . Look at pictures and if interested call me on 00353894305878 no text message please
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 .....
H&H Classics Limited - The National Motorcycle Museum Auction
Friday 9th November 2018 from 9am
Friday 9th November 2018 at 1pm
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
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Douglas B20 600 1920 with good engine and frame numbers(VMCC dated)
The engine was rebuilt with new bearings, new oil pump gear, rings ...
The bike is not fully original but is easier to use.
The bike is in France 120kms from Calais
I also have some parts which I can sell with the bike :