1969 Lambretta GP 225 Arthur Francis ‘S’ type

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  • Rare 1960s Lambretta in as-found condition
  • Locked away since 1976, ready and waiting for restoration
  • Purchased as part of a vintage motorcycle collection
  • Original registration number GUR30H confirmed in DVLA archives

The Appeal

The Lambretta GP was introduced in 1969 - the final iteration of the legendary scooter that's now so synonymous with the modernist subculture. Light cosmetic updates brought the bike into a sleeker, more modern styling - involving a slightly shortened headstock tube, black parts in place of chrome and a square headlamp shape. It was naturally a huge success, but it was through Arthur Francis that the GP had its most legendary exploits, with his distinctive tuned 'dealer specials'.

Primed for racing, tuned and beautifully finished, these are amongst the most desirable GPs on the market - and this one, discovered in a garage in 1976, will no doubt offer a tantalising prospect. Still in a very impressive red livery, this scooter's untouched, as-found condition offers a unique opportunity for restoration or preservation.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1969
  • There is currently no V5c
  • Rare S-type scooter in as-found condition, locked away since 1976
  • Purchased as part of a vintage motorcycle collection at the end of 2023
  • Original registration number GUR30H confirmed in DVLA archives
  • The vendor applied to the DVLA to regain original registration but the application was turned down
  • They then applied to Hertfordshire District Council for a copy of the day it was registered but there was no chassis number on the registration document
  • However, the chassis number makes sense for 1969
  • Engine appears to be slightly earlier (stamped SX200), possibly replaced
  • Supplied with photographs of the bike when new and as found
  • Complete with a letter from the DVLA dated 1983, confirming the original registration number

The Condition

  • Paintwork as shown in photographs, with storage wear 
  • Red racing livery
  • Bike appears to be solid with no obvious perforating corrosion
  • Lambretta is almost complete, except the exhaust/carburettor, headlamp reflector, and surround
  • The bike needs a full rebuild from top to bottom
  • Not rideable currently
  • Has only been washed off since purchase

The Mechanics

  • 200cc twin-stroke single-cylinder engine
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Another complete engine included, less barrel and piston, with an unstamped crankcase
  • Current engine is solid but has been soaking over the last few months
  • A restoration will no doubt be required
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Auction Details
  • Year 1969
  • Make Lambretta
  • Model GP
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 19,443 Miles
  • Engine size 200
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nr Bath
  • County Somerset
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
17 Bids
  • ri•••• £8,528 17/07/24
  • We•••• £8,428 17/07/24
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  • ri•••• £8,154 17/07/24
  • We•••• £8,054 17/07/24
  • ri•••• £7,954 17/07/24
  • We•••• £7,854 17/07/24
  • ri•••• £7,754 17/07/24
  • Jo•••• £7,654 17/07/24

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