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Lot 240 - 1957 Douglas Dragonfly

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£5,625

Auction MCN London Motorcycle Show February 2017
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Lot Number 240
Reg. Number UJJ 245
Chassis Number 2485/6/2
Year 1957
Make Douglas
Model Dragonfly

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Description

The 350cc Dragonfly was the last bike built at the Kingswood factory, Bristol in 1955, as the company went into receivership soon after. It was also known as the Dart while in development and was based on the Mark V Douglas and an earlier 500 cc prototype.

Aiming to overcome the outdated image, designers were commissioned from the Reynolds Tube Company to develop a completely new open duplex frame of welded tubing, including a swinging arm with state of the art for the time Girling dampers and leading link front suspension.

The strengthened and streamlined 348 cc engine had a modern coil ignition, AC generator and distributor, with bolt-through cast iron cylinders and heads and pushrods made from Duralumin. Some 1,500 examples are said to have been produced.

This restored example, one of the last built was purchased by the late owner in 1996 and rebuilt soon after. It remains in excellent overall condition having been stored in a heated garage since. Supplied with a UK V5C logbook and owners handbook.


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