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Make Douglas motorcycle
History          
Year 1920
Discovered in a fowl run in late 1966. Owned by Frank May who restored the bike. Later sold to Bob Southon, certainly by 1984. Believed to have gone to South Africa. Owned or at least ridden by R.F. Gager of Salisbury in the 2nd (1971) and 4th (1973) Durban - Johannesburg Commemorative Motor Cycle Trials.
Model 600 SV
Chassis No. 13214
Engine No. 12264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours black & silver with blue tank
           
Registration Numbers RSD-20/SRH
References
 
1920 Douglas

 

Make Douglas motorcycle
History          
Year 1925 (1924?)
Owned by Vic W. Johnson of Gwelo from around 1968. Used in the 1st Durban - Johannesburg Commemorative Motor Cycle Trial 1970.
Model 348cc twin
Chassis No. CF8719
Engine No. 77507
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Bue / silver
           
Registration Numbers G-20/SRH
References
 
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Make Douglas motorcycle
History          
Year 1925
Built up from a collection of parts by Neil Smith. Initially dated as a 1923 bike in 1968, later re-dated as a 1925 model. 
Model Model CW
Chassis No. 66182
Engine No. 83745
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers U-5-C/SRH
References
 
 

 

Make Douglas motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Engine came from a machine in fairly constant use on the copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia, mainly around Ndola adn Luanshya until the early 1950s. The bike passed through many hands until on the engine ramained, this was rebuilt in 1962. A frame with gearbox and badly damaged engie was found with Doug Berry in Bulawayo. Restored by Jimmy williamson in 1973, later taken to South Africa.
Model
Chassis No. MF11095
Engine No. EV 586
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
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Make Douglas motorcycle
History          
Year 1948
Believed to have been found in Beira. Fitted with metric speedo and at one time probably had a side car as brackets are fitted for a side car. Owned by Fred van Coller in 1986, later sold on. This is most likely the 1948 Douglas 350cc flat twin that was owned by Alex Atkinson around 1971-78, said to have belonged to  Carlos Brito, owner of the Estoril and Dom Carlos Hotels in Beira, painted green.
Model MK3
Chassis No. T 35 S 4303 3
Engine No. T 35 S 4303 3
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue / black / silver
           
Registration Numbers 232-107-P/ZIM
References Henry Atkinson
 
 

 

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