15th Nov, 2023 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

Lot 121

1971 Lambretta GP200 Electronic

Lot details

Registration No: OEU 401J
Frame No: 22/2 259249
Engine No: SX200 259011
CC: 198
MOT: Exempt

  • Formerly on permanent display at Scootopia's office
  • Very late example
  • Restored by Scootopia
  • V5 for immediate use on the road

The GP200 was the last of the great Lambretta scooters that rolled off of Innocenti’s production line in Milan. Produced from January 1969 until April 1971 it is said a total of only 9,350 DL/GP200’s were made, and under 1000 of them were the electronic version. The GP200 followed the SX200 and retained the engine prefix of SX200 before the serial number. The iconic bodywork followed the trends of the day of the early 1970s. The Bertone design was more streamlined than its predecessors with a new 22/2 frame and rectangular headlight. There were, however, significant improvements to the engine over the SX including: improved crankshaft, a complete overhaul of the gearbox ratios and improved Ducati ignition. The electronic version went even further with a 6v electronic ignition and CDI unit and these today are extremely collectible. The only immediately noticeable difference between the DL and GP Electronics was that the DL did not have a battery tray and the leg shield badge differs.

This 1971 manufactured GP200 Electronic was on proud display in the early 2000s outside the office of Scootopia boss Dean Harvey. (One of our images, image #9, shows it at Scootopia's office). From the records that we have the scooter was re-registered in 2010 by Dean, as is common when the number was not computerised by the DVLA. The scooter was sold to a Paul Cromwell of Dorking before our vendor was able to buy it in 2014. The restoration was executed by Scootopia who have a fine record for quality work. The 30mm carb and side panel hole were also done at Scootopia. Some years ago, our vendor took it to Ron Moss who did some minor tuning to the barrel and added the Ancillotti style Ron Moss exhaust you can see now in place. The scooter is still running a standard 200cc motor.

This a very late Electronic battery tray model (in the last two hundred of known examples) and as such has the original black plastic compartment tool-box, fuel flap (the flap has snapped off due to the brittle original plastic), rear frame grille and horn grille. Re-painted in the correct Ochre colour but with personalised black striping. Starting with the electrics, it has 6 volt red CDI 323904 in this case. We are informed the original electronic stator plate, with correct fixings, uses the correct red HT lead to the CDI. We can also see the original correct spot welds behind the welded CDI bracket.

The panels are a superb fit all over. The floor runners and shark’s teeth appear to be original. The seat is an original Guiliari ‘Electonic seat’ which our vendor tracked down and paid a significant amount for. We believe the seat cover could be a quality replacement cover but it looks original. The cables are fastened neatly with the correct type of straps. The original speedometer has been retained and displays a credible 10,753 miles. The brake adjusters are the late versions found on late GPs. The hand levers are the correct later type with ball ends. The keys are all present for the ignition, toolbox and steering lock. At the time of consignment, the scooter started up after just a few kicks after 3 years of resting dormant. It has bright lights and is supplied with a number of MOTs. This is a very rare opportunity for the most serious collector of Lambrettas. There is a lot of originality all over the machine. It sounded good and is a very presentable Electronic.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
07768 313001


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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 15th Nov, 2023

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