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Offline Dave

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Douglas 350 Mark III
« on: 02 Jan 2006 at 20:29 »
Received a brief email this morning from Switzerland offering this Douglas 350 for sale. The message translated as follows

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Top restored, was located only in private museum, 0 kilometers since restoration. Douglas 350, Marks of III de luxe, class 1949

If you're interested, PM me and I'll pass on the contact details.















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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jan 2006 at 22:24 »
Hi all,
I believe it's a '48 T35 rather than the later MkIII - no woffle box - looks like straight-out pipes - bet she barks!
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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #2 on: 03 Jan 2006 at 04:26 »
Well the frame is part way through Mark 3 production at least, as it has the revised rear subframe design with mounting below the level of the swingarm and not above (see seventh image.) Chainguard attached to the swingarm (T35 had it attached to the subframe), and the swingarm still has the mounts for the pillion footpegs (Mark 4 onward  had them on the toolboxes.)  So a frame midway through 1948 production.  The engine is T35 (Mark 1) or at least the cylinders and heads are.  Anyone inquring should get the frame and engine codes to get a possitive dating.  It could be a factory replacment frame, they were replacing them under warrenty as frame fractures were a problem.  So not necessarily a bitza, but caution required. 

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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #3 on: 03 Jan 2006 at 20:51 »
Received another email from the seller's son this morning. It says...

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Hello Dave
here is the information about the Douglas.
Rahmenumme:r 2805
010 TAP T 35 / S
Motornummer: Douglas 350 ST 2930 , 1947

My father wants to sell his two motorcycle, because he is getting to
old for them and i have more interess in cars. ( have a look on
http://www.enzmann-506.ch/)

He also wants to sell his Triumph 350, I will send you the fotos.

The price for the Douglas should be around 7900.- Swiss Francs what is
3500
Greetings
Kari Enzmann

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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #4 on: 15 Jan 2006 at 10:44 »
Received another email from the seller's son this morning. It says...

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Hello Dave
here is the information about the Douglas.
Rahmenumme:r 2805
010 TAP T 35 / S
Motornummer: Douglas 350 ST 2930 , 1947

My father wants to sell his two motorcycle, because he is getting to
old for them and i have more interess in cars. ( have a look on
http://www.enzmann-506.ch/)

He also wants to sell his Triumph 350, I will send you the fotos.

The price for the Douglas should be around 7900.- Swiss Francs what is
3500
Greetings
Kari Enzmann

Agree with Doug. Cycle parts appear to be MkIII. Toolbox, front guard. headlight (MkI = 6in) in addition to Dougs comments all point to MkIII.
I would suggest its a MkIII retrofitted with MkI engine. Numbers would confirm

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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #5 on: 26 May 2006 at 19:03 »
Douglas 350cc.

The engine number of this machine 2930 indicates it was one of a batch of 16 remaining T35 (Mark 1) models sent from the factory to STARKLE and VOCKLE of BASLE on 5th May 1948. This particular batch included machine number 2976 which was the last recorded T35 model. The new series of the Mark 3 models commenced in June 1948 with machine number 4001. The later T35 machines did have the modified rear subframe. The frame number of 2805 also indicates a T35 model. The toolbox if flat sided each end is again T35 with the Mark 3 having slightly domed ends. The fuel tank if T35 would have had only one fuel tap outlet with the fuel pipe being split to each carburettor. Both the Mark 1 and 3 had the single fastening at nose of tank.  The front mudguard stay is missing although it was normal for a Mark 3 machine having just the one as shown in photo. The rear mudguard although not shown in detail would have had a detachable portion to enable easy removal of rear wheel. Discontinued for Mark 3 and onwards. All in all, I think machine has original frame and engine but over the years different or modified cycle parts have been added or changed. Cast alloy woffle box silencer would have been fitted. Definitely not original factory colour scheme.. Reg.

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Re: Douglas 350 Mark III
« Reply #6 on: 27 May 2006 at 06:09 »
true my mk 1 has swingarm attachment i think a few early pictures of mk1 have thrown a lot of people out. As i think only a few came out with rear subframe mount and im not sure mk1s had the valanced mudgaurd either as i have never seen an advertising pic with the deep valances maybye reg could comment

 

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