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.
BUFF LOG BOOK AND V5C
ORIGINAL NON TRANSFERABLE REGISTRATION NUMBER
DOUGLAS MCC CERTIFICATE
MUCH OLDER RESTORATION OR POSSIBLY EXTREEMLY ORIGINAL AND NEVER RESTORED
SHOWING 23905 MILES
RIDE OR RESTORE
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Here we have for sale a very beatiful Douglas 2 ¾ HP 350 cc,year 1916,run very well,exellent and reliable mechanics,old 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 .....
A 1951 Douglas Mk 5 350cc. Easy starter and good unrestored condition, it has a reconditioned magneto, new stainless rims and spokes, new tyres and rewired. It has new carbs plus various other spares, handbook and parts book (original Douglas editions not repro's) plus a history file including photo's .....
WE CAN EASILY ARRANGE TO HAVE THIS WONDERFUL 1928 DOUGLAS TS350 2 SPEED VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD )
Beautifully restored by old boy engineer.
Fully functioning and rides extremely well.
Same keeper for the last 21 years.
Douglas TS350 Flat Twin.
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 .....
Douglas EW 350 1926
REG: RW 7750
Frame number MF 8390
Engine Number YE 8447
Early electric light model
BTH Dynamo 6 volt
First registered 1st July 1926 - Newsome & Co, Coventry
Present owner since 1986
Competed in the VMCC Banbury Run in the 8
Matching frame and engine numbers, age related plate,in prestine condition. extensive work carried out on engine new alloys with SS spokes,many other new parts .
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Cash on collection or bank transfer
1951 Douglas project with transferable Reg Number, could be worth over £1000 but I have never transferred a number..
The V5C shows only one former keeper who acquired the vehicle on 13/08/1951, see front of V5C.
I am the next owner according to DVLA and I acquired the bike on 15/01/2016. The bike .....