Sporty GP/DL

From the archive… I’ve got folders full of random Lambretta imagery… which I’m going to post and hope for the best. If you know anything about the machine or rider, please let me know. If you own the copyright, and you don’t want it on the blog, I’ll take it down. Or if you want a credit or to link to your site, just let me know!

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FT Article: How vintage scooters got the market in a buzz

The 1965 Lambretta GT200 “Speedball” built by Dean Orton © Dean Orton

This article from March last year published in the Financial Times, talks about the rising prices of vintage Lambrettas and Vespas – Nice to see DIsco Dez, The Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association and Dean Orton, and The Rimini Lambretta Centre all get a mention!

Derek Askill and his 1956 Lambretta LD150, worth £6,500

Tartan Terror

To mark the recent Burn’s Night celebrations, I thought I’d post this terrific tartan bedecked Series 1, that’s for sale over on eBay. The eBay description is as follows:

1959 Series 1 Lambretta in outstanding condition.

Rare crossover model which for even more interesting pedigree, Framebreather frame loop on a non-breather frame, as confirmed by several sources to be fully authentic Framebreather end production run crossover.

She has a small block 200 top end and rides amazingly, plenty of get up and go and handles like a dream.

12v electronics for reliability and quality engine internals.

Comes with Feridax flyscreen, Tartan accessories, period stars and accessories,

Original Trombone rack

New BGM tyres & tubes make for perfect all round handling and ride.”

Personally, it’s the decals that make this scooter – I don’t know if it’s actually been to Pisa, Rome, Amsterdam, Innsbruck and the other one that I can’t work out – but I wouldn’t be surprised!

One eBay here.