This was an aberation! A very odd car witht a 1500cc engine and another three speed gearbox. This time with a colunm gear change. I could never find second. A bench seat ensured that you had to hang onto the steering wheel around corners. Ours was two tone blue light over dark.


One odd connection with my Dad's Douglas bike is the fact that later Douglas imported Vespa scooters which was my first ride also.

When we moved to Foxton in the early 1950s the only public transport was at a  bus stop for the once a week bus. That bustop was 1.5 miles away!  So your own transport was very useful.


Our family transport was this dark blue Douglas motorbike and sidecar.  All I can recall is that it had a gear lever up besides the fuel tank and Dad put a bag of cement in the sidecar to aid handling.


One odd connection with my Dad's Douglas bike is the fact that later Douglas imported Vespa scooters which was my first ride also.

When we moved to Foxton in the early 1950s the only public transport was at a  bus stop for the once a week bus. That bustop was 1.5 miles away!  So your own transport was very useful.


Our family transport was this dark blue Douglas motorbike and sidecar.  All I can recall is that it had a gear lever up besides the fuel tank and Dad put a bag of cement in the sidecar to aid handling.


One odd connection with my Dad's Douglas bike is the fact that later Douglas imported Vespa scooters which was my first ride also.

When we moved to Foxton in the early 1950s the only public transport was at a  bus stop for the once a week bus. That bustop was 1.5 miles away!  So your own transport was very useful.


Our family transport was this dark blue Douglas motorbike and sidecar.  All I can recall is that it had a gear lever up besides the fuel tank and Dad put a bag of cement in the sidecar to aid handling.