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AUTHENTIC Lambretta Scooter For Sale

1969 Innocenti Lambretta DL (GP) 150

Price 1: HUGE REDUCTION FOR QUICK CLIENT SALE £3,995

Price 2: N/A

  • - Sale Type: Client Sale
  • - Original Paintwork DL
  • - UK Registered & Direct Italian Import in 2012
  • - Correct & Matching Frame/Engine numbers
  • - Frame Number: 22/0 205184
  • - Engine Number: SX150 205366
  • - Engine: Original & £1k Overhaul/Rebuild by Essex Scooters
  • - 12v Electronic Ignition & Front Fork Damper Upgrade
  • - Status: DEPOSIT TAKEN - SIMILAR SCOOTERS WANTED
  • - Please Contact us for more information & to arrange a viewing
  • - UK Delivery from £50
  • - Worldwide Shipping Available

LAMBRETTA DL/GP MODEL INFORMATION

The L.i 125 Special, S.X 150 and 200 which had been available, were all replaced by the new Bertone designed Lambretta G.P (D.L.) range. It was offered in three engine sizes, again 125, 150 and 200, which had many improvements over its forebears. This model for most markets was called the DL, but in the UK and some other markets the model was called the Gran Prix. This was due to the fact that in the late 1960's Formula one racing was at its heyday in the UK with drivers such as Jackie Stewart were big news and Lambretta Concessionaires wanted to market the new model in a way to match its sporting looks. The newly designed body was shorter and sleeker, giving the GP/DL more sporting looks, slimmer leg shields, shorter horn casting, a rectangular headset and light unit was also used. Rear light was changed to a plastic item with ribs in it, forks, which were 1 inch shorter, wheels and hubs were all painted silver. The GP200 gained a disc brake and front dampers, again all painted in a Fiat 690 Silver. Black trims and rubbers we fitted a break away form the normal grey Innocenti had used before. The sleek side panels featured no badges or flashes, but instead wore black stripes, and small plastic grilles inset into an indentation in the side panels. All side panels for these models were now clip on, as the very last SX models. A trimmed and restyled front mudguard was fitted which all combined to give a sportier image for the new model. Ink splats (supposedly due to an argument when Bertone threw his pen down on the plans after an argument with Innocenti, over trim colours) were the main logo, except in the UK where chequered flags were used to go with its Gran Prix name. The rear frame badges from previous models was replaced by a grille, badging on the scooter was as follows: - Lambretta badge, then a cast either DL or Gran Prix badge dependant on the market with the engine is also on the same badge. A small Innocenti I logo was on the horn casting, and an Innocenti thin strip type badge was fitted on the rear of the frame. Engine wise the GP125 pretty much retained the engine form the Li 125 Special with a few small changes. A Dell'Orto 20mm carburettor was used, running through a new single piece carburettor to air box elbow rubber was used. Engine numbers were still stamped Li125S, but the GP gained its own number range. Again with the 150cc unit, this was again pretty much carried over from the tried and tested SX unit, and again retained the SX150 casing identity. Porting changes and a few other mods saw power rise to 9.4bhp. SH22/2 carburettors were fitted, again using the new carburettor air hose. Sadly in April of 1971, the last ever complete G.P rolled off the production line, with 15,300 125's, 20,048 150's (plus another 1,402 sold in kit form to other markets) and 9,350 200 being produced. The story does not end here though, as the Indian government brought all the tooling from Innocenti and produced the GP for many more years