27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

Lot 121

1948 Lambretta Model A
Exceptional restoration

Sold for £8,400

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: WXG 936
Frame No: T1P02 7010
Engine No: T1P02 7053
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Exceptional restored condition
  • Within the first 2100 Lambrettas ever made
  • Correct numbers.
  • 76 years old and a very rare model
  • V5C for use on UK roads

The Lambretta Model A or 125M as it was first called, was the first ever Lambretta launched on October 1947 and so began the legend that is Lambretta. During its sole year in production only 9669 were produced and it was subject to dozens of modifications in this short time. The 125M was never exported, had a 125cc engine, 3 speed gearbox and foot operated gear change. It has no suspension except a rubber block at the front. It had 7 inch wheels, later changed to 8 inch on the model B. Many of the parts were chrome plated and the overall design was extremely elegant, particularly the deco-style gear shift guide and the sweeping front mudguard. These machines are now very rare and there are very few registered for the road in the UK.

Chassis number 7010 (numbering started at 5001). This extremely well-restored example in the correct colour and using the original parts or quality NOS replacements as specified by Casa Lambretta. One must remember that until only recent times new 7 inch tyres of the specification were impossible to find and remade parts were not in production. The scooter was sought out in Italy by avid collector and perfectionist Craig Robinson who acted fast to secure this fine example circa 2013. Our vendor was able to acquire it in 2021.

We were able to see the scooter in full working condition at the time of consignment and as one can see from the photographs and accompanying video the condition is exceptional. These 1940s Lambrettas are tipped for rocketing collectability in the future and good examples are becoming hard to find and seldom come onto the market. Also supplied with the scooter is an exact replica handbook as reproduced by Tino Sacchi and the original sales brochure in first reprint with the number stamp which is also collectible in itself.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
07768 313001


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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Wed 27th March from 9am

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