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Lambretta Price Guide


Updated 25/09/06

The value of your Lambretta is a difficult question to answer! The value of your scooter depends on many things, local market is probably the biggest. Are scooters popular in your area, are they easy to get hold of are just a few. Below is a table which is intended as a rough guide only, and by no means is a definite value or guide to any scooter.

The figures are based on, not mine or any others personal opinion, but consists of hours of research from adverts, magazines, and general conversations with owners, buyers, scooters shops, clubs etc. There is a wide variation between dealers, and private sellers prices, and this does generally reflect in the level of restoration or condition of work carried out on the scooters, but you can sometimes manage to secure a bargain. Unfortunately for your and me, the buyers, this last statement is becoming rarer and rarer, as even the uninformed become aware of the scooters popularity at this present time due to the media's consistent use in promoting their products. I have known of owners who have found scooters in the shed down the bottom of the yard, asking very high prices, and phoning around as many dealers as possible to raise the price. The dealers in turn get the bad press for pushing the prices up, some justified some not!

In the price guide below you will find 7 categories to which we have split the prices, a brief explanation is needed to explain each catagory and price difference!

  • Original is where the scooter is in very good overall original condition. The main factors are straightness of body work, and good clean original factory paint. By this we mean you should expect a few scratches due to the age, but the scooter is not in need of a re spray. Main mechanicals should be working and only minor parts parts missing should be considered. As more and more scooters are restored, this catagory I predict will be where values are held, and in time rise!

    Please note under the following restored categories, a restoration is just that. The complete scooter including engine and all other components should have been restored. Simply painting a scooter, and fitting a few new trims and badges is not considered a restoration.

  • Restored to original By this we mean a restoration that is done to a very high standard indeed, intended to be able to be entered into a concurs class as shows or custom fairs. The restoration should be done to to as near original specification and colours as possible, no custom, major performance or other modifications should have been carried out.
  • Restored Other Many restorations will fall under this catagory, as lets face it when Lambrettas first hit these shores, most owners modified and customised their Lambretta in some shape or form. Custom or no original styled paint work, tuning and other modifications that make the Lambretta non factory original will all fall into this catagory. The reason we have a seperate restored catagory is that in some circumstances modifications made to your Lambretta may not be to every bodies tastes, some people like X modification, some like Y!
  • Clean and working is best used to describe a Lambretta that may not have been restored, but possibly has been painted, or at least made to look clean and presentable. All major mechanicals and parts fitted should be in good condition, and possibly replaced and overhauled as well. The Lambretta should be currently road legal, or at least capable of being road legal with very little work. Modifications whether performance, cosmetic or other may have been carried out, and where such items enhance the price of the scooter in your view, the cost of the modifications could well be added to our guide price.
  • Needs attention Body work should be straight and possibly be in need of small repairs, maybe even painting. Engine may well not be running, but again should not be in need of major work, but possibly a good overhaul and service.
  • Restoration project The body work will probably need attention, some parts minor or fairly major may be missing. Engine probably will not run or even be siezed. In truth the scooter should be suspected that a complete rebuild, re spray, parts replaced is needed.
  • Spares only is just that, this is where a Lambretta needs too many parts replacing, or has too many parts missing to make it financially viable to repair or restore the scooter or at minimum be able to use it. In many cases such machines because of the current market trends, there are very few machines that will fit this bill, but the fact that they need some major work makes them fit into this catagory.


News for 2006
Please please look past the shiney paintwork and pretty looks when buying any Lambretta, there are more and more reports of poor quality Lambrettas being purchased because they looked good! Have you read our buying guide? It would appear Lambretta prices have started to stabalise and level out, much of this can be atributed to the rise in imports from the Far East. Many of these scooters are probably not even worth their low price tag as they have been badly bodged or worse still are down right dangerous. We must stress that there are reputible dealers in the Far East, but these we suspect you can count on one hand and you should carry out plenty of research before you part with your cash.


Model Original Restored to Original Restored Other Clean and Working Needs Attention Restoration Project Spares only!
A 8000+ 8000+ 6000+ 5000+ 3000+ 3000+ 1000+
B 5500+ 6000+ 4000+ 3000+ 2000 800 - 1500 600
C / LC 2000+ 2000 - 2500 2000 - 2200 400 - 600 200 - 400 200 - 300 100 - 200
D / LD 1500+ 2100 - 2500 1200 - 2100 600 - 1200 300 - 600 100 - 300 100 - 200
E 2500+ 2500 - 3000 2000 - 2500 800 - 1700 500 - 1500 200 - 300 200 - 300
F 2000+ 2000 - 3000 2000 - 2500 1200 - 1700 1000 - 1500 600 - 800 500 - 600
Li I 1500+ 2500 - 3500 2250 - 2750 1500 - 1800 1200 - 1600 200 - 600 200 - 600
TV I 3000+ 4000 - 6500 2000 - 3000 1500 - 2000 1400 - 2000 700 - 1500 1000 - 1200
Li II 1400+ 3000 - 3500 1500 - 2000 1200 - 1500 800 - 1200 400 - 600 400 - 600
TV II 2000+ 3500 - 4500 2000 - 3000 1900 - 2200 1700 - 2000 400 - 700 300 - 600
Li III 1200+ 2500 - 3300 1200 - 2200 1500 - 2000 1400 - 1750 400 - 600 200 - 400
Li III Special 1500+ 2500 - 3500 1500 - 2400 1400 - 1750 1100 - 1500 600 - 900 500 - 700
TV 175 III 2000+ 3000 - 3800 2200 - 3200 1500 - 2000 1400 - 1600 800 - 1100 600 - 800
TV/GT200 2500+ 5000 - 7000 3500 - 5000 1900 - 3000 1700 - 2900 1500 - 2800 1200 - 1500
SX150 200+0 3000 - 3700 2500 - 3500 1900 - 2500 1500 - 2200 1000 - 1500 500 - 1200
SX200 2750+ 4500 - 6000 3000 - 3500 2500 - 2800 1900 - 2700 1800 - 2500 200 - 1500
GP125/150 1500+ 2500 - 3500 2000 - 2000 1700 - 2100 1400 - 1800 300 - 500 200 - 400
GP200 2500+ 3500 - 5000 2500 - 3000 2000 - 2400 1400 - 1900 1300 - 1500 1200 - 1400
On the following scooters, many prices may be missing. This is due to the fact that some of these machines may be have been for sale in any quantities or frequency to be able to research the prices.
Model Original Restored to Original Restored Other Clean and Working Needs Attention Restoration Project Spares only!
Cento / J range 500+ 1000 to 1500 600 - 800 400 - 600 200 - 500 100 - 300 20 - 100
Lui / Vega 500+ 1000 to 1500 600 - 800 400 - 600 200 - 500 100 - 300 20 - 100
Mopeds 300+ 400 - 600 400 - 600 100 - 300 100 - 200 100 - 200 20 - 50
Lambro (all) 1500+ 1500 to 2500 - 800 - 1600 700 - 1400 500 - 800 200 - 300
Indian built machines.
Note many machines are 150 models with 200 engines fitted, this in our opinion does not affect value in either increasing or decreasing it. It is not known if the new DVLA ruling will affect any models, as all future imports from India will need to be registered as Super Vijay, the name it has on the home Indian market.
Model Original Restored to Original Restored Other Clean and Working Needs Attention Restoration Project Spares only!
GP/Vijay 200 N/A N/A 1500 - 2200 800 - 1400 700 - 1200 500 - 800 100 - 300
GP/Vijay 125/150 N/A N/A 1500 - 2000 800 - 1300 400 - 600 300 - 500 100 - 300
API Li 125/150 N/A N/A 1500 - 2200 800 - 1300 400 - 600 300 - 500 100 - 300
Spanish built machines
Most Spanish built Lambrettas follow the valuations as per the Italian made version. On later models, this can sometimes lower by 200 to 500 in certain circumstances, except 200cc SX, Jet and 80 series as below.
SX / Jet / 80 N/A N/A 1700 - 2000 1000 - 1500 800 - 1200 700 - 1000 300 - 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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