Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 38
 

1985 Lambretta Grand Prix 200
A rare and highly sought after model that is totally original in every detail.

Registration - B424 XWY

Chassis No. - 22/4*22*338733

M.O.T. - Expired

Odometer - 000266

This immaculate scooter has remained in its present ownership since 2008, during which time it has seen very little use, and is described by the vendor as being in ‘totally original, show condition’. It features apparently unmarked turquoise paintwork, an as-new black seat, chrome luggage rack and all its original decals. Even the kickstart rubber is totally devoid of wear. 1980s Grand Prix 200s are relatively rare in the UK but good restored examples can be found. Unmolested ones in such excellent condition as ‘B424 XWY’ are, however, extremely hard to find.

The Bertone-penned Lambretta Grand Prix was introduced in 1969 and available in five colour choices, including turquoise. Initially built by Innocenti in Italy, it was trendier than the Series III which it succeeded, with a square headlight and smaller leg shields and mudguard. Black rubber trim added to the go-faster appeal. The Grand Prix was offered with 125cc, 150cc and 200cc engines - ‘B424 XWY’ is equipped with the most powerful of the units, which can propel it to around 70mph.

In 1971 Innocenti was bought by British Leyland who ceased production of what had become a much sought-after model. However, the presses from the Milan factory were bought by Scooters India, along with the rights to the Lambretta name, and in 1975 production was restarted near Lucknow in northern India, which is where this particular example was built in 1985. Production continued until 1997. There were, however, a few changes between the Italian and Indian-built machines. For example, the once disc-braked 200cc version was later quipped with the same drum set-up as found on the 125 and 150 models.

In summary:

  • A ‘totally original’ example of the Scooters India-built Lambretta Grand Prix 200
  • Virtually unused from new
  • A perfect display vehicle for classic scooter shows

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £4,781

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - B424 XWY

Chassis No. - 22/4*22*338733

M.O.T. - Expired

Odometer - 000266

This immaculate scooter has remained in its present ownership since 2008, during which time it has seen very little use, and is described by the vendor as being in ‘totally original, show condition’. It features apparently unmarked turquoise paintwork, an as-new black seat, chrome luggage rack and all its original decals. Even the kickstart rubber is totally devoid of wear. 1980s Grand Prix 200s are relatively rare in the UK but good restored examples can be found. Unmolested ones in such excellent condition as ‘B424 XWY’ are, however, extremely hard to find.

The Bertone-penned Lambretta Grand Prix was introduced in 1969 and available in five colour choices, including turquoise. Initially built by Innocenti in Italy, it was trendier than the Series III which it succeeded, with a square headlight and smaller leg shields and mudguard. Black rubber trim added to the go-faster appeal. The Grand Prix was offered with 125cc, 150cc and 200cc engines - ‘B424 XWY’ is equipped with the most powerful of the units, which can propel it to around 70mph.

In 1971 Innocenti was bought by British Leyland who ceased production of what had become a much sought-after model. However, the presses from the Milan factory were bought by Scooters India, along with the rights to the Lambretta name, and in 1975 production was restarted near Lucknow in northern India, which is where this particular example was built in 1985. Production continued until 1997. There were, however, a few changes between the Italian and Indian-built machines. For example, the once disc-braked 200cc version was later quipped with the same drum set-up as found on the 125 and 150 models.

In summary:

  • A ‘totally original’ example of the Scooters India-built Lambretta Grand Prix 200
  • Virtually unused from new
  • A perfect display vehicle for classic scooter shows

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

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Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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