The Douglas Bantam is a fairly rare bird, with maybe twenty known to the Club. This 1933 example had been off the road since 1965, according to the old tax disc, but was largely complete and mechanically sound. The sheet metal bodywork had suffered, however, and new leg shields and toolbox had to be manufactured. This beautifully restored example, recently completed, is a credit to the skills and patience of one of our Cornish members. You can read more about the 150cc 2-stroke Bantams on the 1930s Models page.

Douglas Bantam 1933, As Found
The Douglas Bantam, as found. Traces of the original blue paint are visible on the pressed steel forks.
Douglas Bantam 1933, Restored
The finished article, after many hours of painstaking work.

 

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