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.
This 1909 Douglas 2 ¾ hp is believed to be to be the second oldest Douglas in existent. Manufactured by the famous Douglas company in Kingwood this bike is in unbelievable condition for its age and is eligible for the London to Brighton run as a veteran motorcycle. Please note the registration no showing .....
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
This 1915 Douglas is a very rare example of such an original veteran bike from the '10-s.
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1915 Douglas 2 3/4 HP.3 speed with clutch in very good condition runs well may part exchange.contact no 00353894305878 bike is located in Ireland 1 hour from Dublin. The Douglas was bought in Stafford on the 24 of April 2011 lot no 259 if you want to have a look.
For sale a very nice and interesting project Douglas T6 from 1930. I owned this bike more than 20 years. It's for sale because no time and too many project. All I have are on the pictures. If you have any question don't hesitate to contact me. Price : 6900 GBP or near offer. Shipping to UK is possible .....