A Lambretta GP Electronic is a pretty rare beast… One in original factory paint is even rarer still. This one even has the original factory stickers on the inside of the sidepanels.
It’s not pristine, that’s true… but the patina just adds to this scooters character, in my humble opinion. They’re only original once.
So what’s it worth? Well the obvious answer is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. The owner has asked me for a valuation… and to be honest, I’m out of my depth. So any experts out there who can give an informed estimate, please let me know in the comments!
Spotted this little beauty on eBay. A super-rare genuine (purportedly!) 1971 DP 200 Electronic. There are many electronic ‘clones’ out there… but, with only 500 or so models made, hardly any genuine ones.
The engine is seized, and though complete, she’ll need a bit of work to bring her up to scratch (a nice conserved restoration, hopefully) but with all the proper Italian paperwork this could be rare opportunity to own one of the rarer and more desirable Lambretta models.
Although not UK Registered, it will be registered on the NOVA System, and you’ll get a NOVA reference number, along with a proper VAT sales invoice and dating certificate from the Lambretta Owners Club / VMSC for you to register the scoot at your DVLA office. Here’s the eBay link < Sorry, it’s gone now.
The perfect way to kick off the New Year, A nice video by Nuvolari Legend… Ok, it’s in Italian, but I always find Italian is one of those languages you can get the ‘jist’ of just by listening… and the visuals make up for it. I do wish they’s shot it in landscape though!
I posted a DL (GP) 200 Electronic on the bloat back in July, with the description “rare as a Spitfire” … well, here’s another , on eBay. If you’ve got deep pockets and you know your Lambrettas, this could be the one for you. It’s on sale in Walton-on-Thames, which is where I live too… unfortunately, it’s not mine!
“rare” is a word that is much overused in eBay listings relating to scooters… But those of you who know your Lambrettas will know this is something a bit special. Nobody knows how many original Electronics there are left, but there’s only going to be a few. “Rare as a Spitfire” is the line used in the description… that’ll give you some perspective. With machines like this, provenance is everything. This scooter is documented way back, and has a certificate from the LCGB. But, if you are thinking of putting a bid in, please do your own homework and satisfy yourself that it’s the genuine article. After all, your probably end up paying at least a £5k premium for that coveted ‘Electronic’ tag.
The seller bought the bike on eBay in May this year, (how did I not see that!), in bits, and although it’s only July, it looks like he’s done an excellent resto on it. All the parts and processes are listed on eBay, along with the cost of everything, and the history of the bike. Now, I don’t know the guy, but everything seems pretty open, up front and honest. But as the saying goes, caveat emptor. Go and have a look. It’s in Sidcup, Kent.