20th Jul, 2022 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum

  Lot 119

1968 Lambretta DL125
The first ever DL off the production line

Sold for £7,245

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: Unregistered
Frame No: 001001
Engine No: 001201
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Numbers suggest the first ever Lambretta DL125 scooter produced in 1968*
  • Design icon by Nuccio Bertone acclaimed for his designs for Ferrari and Lamborghini
  • Purchased directly by the vendor from tuning legend Giancarlo Gori
  • In original condition
  • Correct numbers.
  • Ignition key present

The DL was the last of the great Lambretta scooters that rolled off Innocenti’s production line in Milan. It is said that they were produced from January 1969 until April 1971. However, this first ever 125 example 001001 has documented evidence* that it was produced a month earlier (in December 1968) than general consensus knows.

The DL125 (known as the GP125 in the UK market) followed the SX range and retained the engine SX engine prefix before the serial number. 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 iconic bodywork followed the trends of the day of the early 1970’s. The Bertone design was more streamlined than its predecessors with a new 22/2 frame and rectangular headlight. Only a genuine Italian DL had the famous ink splat on the front of the sleek leg shield and this first model even precedes that. A total of 15300 DL125’s were eventually made.

Numbers suggest this is the first ever DL125 scooter produced in December 1968 and is a very rare find indeed. Completely original throughout, she is in very good sound overall condition. It is believed that all of the parts are the original, including the seat that is in good condition. The speedometer displays 18,479 Km on the original clock. The cables have been removed, we presume with the intention to re-cable the scooter throughout. She is ripe as a conservation project.

Our client spent considerable money and invested years of time collecting the finest and rarest Lambrettas he could find for a museum project that sadly will no longer go ahead. This is therefore a very rare opportunity for the most serious collector of Lambrettas. * Verified by the Italian log book copy

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, 20th Jul, 2022


Wednesday 20th July 2022, from 9am

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