Lot 102 - 1970 Lambretta GP200
|Estimate||£4,000 - £5,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,408|
The new GP Lambretta range was offered in three engine sizes, 125, 150 and 200, which had many improvements over its forebears. This model for most markets was called the DL, but in the UK and some other markets the model was called the Grand Prix. The newly designed body was shorter and sleeker, giving the GP a more sporting looks, slimmer leg shields, a rectangular headset and light unit was also used. The GP200 gained a disc brake and front dampers, again all painted in a Fiat 690 Silver. The 200cc models carried the SX200 stamping but, as with all other GP models, gained its own number range. A larger tapered crank and different flywheel was used on the 200 models helping to cope with the extra power made from the engine modifications. The GP200 was capable of nearly 70mph according to the brochures with noticeably increased acceleration.
This striking example has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration; the bike itself is practically new to such an extent as to have not been ridden since the work, no fluids have even added yet. The vendor describes it as ‘box fresh’! The colour scheme is equally interesting with the colour chosen, the same as another famous Italian stable mate, the Lamborghini Miura. Supplied in superb condition and with a letter of authentication of the Lambretta Club GB, this rare Innocenti model is a worthy classic scooter and very well prepared.