Sold for £3,450
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: Unregistered
Frame No: 566725
Engine No: 566725
In 1952 a group of Basque businessmen trading as Lambretta Locomociones SA obtained a licence to build Lambretta scooters in Spain. Production began two years later at a purpose built factory in Eibar. Sales were good and around 1964 the company began to use the name Serveta SA for its own commercial activities. In 1982 the company changed its name to Lambretta SAL following a change of ownership. Servetas were initially only produced for the Spanish domestic market. However, by 1970 Spanish built machines were being sold in the UK by Lambretta Concessionaires alongside their Innocenti equivalents as Italian supply was known to be stopping. By the end of the decade Serveta scooters were being sold in the United States and the UK under their own name. Production finally ceased in 1989. The Lince (or Lynx in English) is said to have been launched in 1983 available in 125/150 and 200cc versions. Although this one is dated 1982 by the British Lambretta archive as a very early model. The range featured fibreglass mudguard/horncasting, an improved top mounted ignition switch, new style locking seat, Vespa style 'body-line' indicators, upgraded (CEV) switchgear/lights, fat front dampers and sticker type badging.
This 1982 model still features the 3 warning lights. When compared with the Indian made Sil manufactured GP models of the period, the Spanish Lambretta's were very good products indeed. The Lince was the last ‘real model’ that rolled off the Spanish production line and is described these days as distinctly recognisable as a Lambretta but with an 80’s makeover. Total production figures are rumoured to be only in the low 1000’s making the Lince actually a very rare Lambretta. This example is described as 'seen running in 2020 before being stored.' It is recommended that will need a complete mechanical general overhaul. She comes with an original ‘Madrid’ rear carrier, a collectible accessory now in its own right. These 200cc Spanish Lambrettas are a great pleasure to ride and she is a very worthwhile project.
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