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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday bike

Another example of a car engined motorcycle.





How about a 1300cc VW engine into a Douglas Dragonfly? It's currently for sale on British Ebay, but in case the listing vanishes, here's the main blurb:



1957 Douglas Dragonfly with 1300 Volkswagen engine combination

This is a very unique Douglas Dragonfly with a 1300 Volkswagen engine .
It as called a DVW. This was built in the 1960’s  on won the Motor Cycle News  ‘Special of the Year award’ In 1973 the DKW was rebuilt to its present specification using a 1966 1,300cc VW engine, BMW gearbox and Suzuki rear end. The two-seater sidecar was attached in 1977 and then won the 'Special of the Year' award at the BMF Rally in 1978.

It is said to have a top sped of 90-95mph (if you are brave enough). It is fitted with electric start, shaft drive, servo rear brakes, tow bar, oil cooler, Triumph front hub and very original valuable speedo, electric fuel pump, air horns, original earls forks. 12volt battery fitted in sidecar.
It does come with a V5 document and original transferable registration number.

The large sidecar has two seats and if required could probably be turned into a small camper – ideal for a single person to tour the country and sleep in.

The chrome on the front rim is poor. The paintwork is average to good condition.

This is a very well engineered motorcycle and draws much attention when seen.

The asking price is £2950 should you be looking for an unusual Christmas present for a loved one.

I like the idea of 'The large sidecar has two seats and if required could probably be turned into a small camper – ideal for a single person to tour the country and sleep in.' I suppose it would be better than a tent, but I would have thought it would be more fun to take the sidecar off and carry a tent on the solo bike. Each to their own, I suppose!

 

1 comment:

  1. Well with the power and room that rig has, you could just lash a 250 on to it, for running around on once you set up camp...

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