1935 Douglas 500cc Endeavour vintage motorcycle project & Original Brown log book.
This is a project. It does not necessarily have all of the parts so please look at the list below and the images. This is being offered on behalf of friends, who are in possession of several vintage and veteran Douglas motorcycles. Most of them will be sold.
There is a more complete Douglas Endeavour available. It is advertised on this site.
This bike comes with an original brown RF60 registration book. The registration number is AJH790.
Note: Although this motorcycle is offered with an original RF60 Brown registration log book, there is no guarantee that the UK DVLA will grant a new V5C with this number. It’s likely, but the owners do not wish to guarantee it.
The Douglas Endeavour is one of the rarest of the Douglas motorcycles.
The Douglas was radical in many ways. The Douglas Experimental Department departed from their now-familiar engine layout with chain drive. The Endeavour featured shaft drive and the twin cylinder engine was mounted transversely into and frame that was altered to accommodate this.
Even though they had designed-in the shaft drive, Douglas retained the hand gear change even though most of their competitors were moving to foot change. Final drive was through a large 4-speed gearbox.
Douglas Motorcycles held the bike in high esteem and retailed it as such. Consequently, sales were slow and not many were sold. I don’t have the figures on how many were sold, but I believe the number was less than 200. I’m sure the Douglas Club will have a register of how many survive, but I can only guess that you will be the owner of a very rare Douglas Endeavour.
Before I list the parts (mostly shown in the images), I want to point out that the images have a few other spares. They will be available separately as we have another Endeavour project. So, the list below is what will be included:
- Frame #AA139
- Engine case #5/L345
- Cylinder barrels (one pair)
- Cylinder heads (one pair)
- Dynamo & Magneto
- Pr engine plates
- Gearbox x 1
- Petrol tank – with both caps and centre panel
- Rear drive unit
- Front and rear wheels
- Girder forks,
- Pr footpegs
- Tool box (x 1)
- Pr stays
- Boxes (as shown) with sundry items.
** It is possible that we might be able to include a front mudguard and rear mudguard section**
**It is also possible that we might be able to include a front brake plate and hub**
If you require additional images, please let me know.
There are other spares that can be bought, such as a spare engine case with connecting rods, various cylinder barrels, cylinder heads, a tool box, other brake hubs, other mudguards, and even a further project that is shown on another page.
Apologies for the dark pictures. They aren’t my best. It was late afternoon on a Winter’s day.
Viewing: By appointment. I will make the arrangements with the family, as I am only offering this on their behalf.
Location: Cambridge, UK. More info supplied after discussion.
Payment: Bank transfer, direct to the family
Contact: In the first instance, please contact me on here. The telephone number is showing at the top of the page if you prefer to call.