H&H Classics have started 2022 by launching a brand-new sale category this week – bespoke Classic Scooter auctions.
The first specialist sale of classic scooters takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum on April 6th and will offer what H&H claim will be, “the most comprehensive range of classic scooters sold at auction in the UK.”
To lead this new sale venture, H&H have selected Paul Diamond as their specialist vintage scooter consultant. Paul attends numerous rallies, events and shows each year in the UK and Europe. He has also written an article about his 1953 Vespa Faro Basso in edition 21 of ScooterNova magazine.
Paul has been collecting and riding scooters for over 40 years, buying his first one for £10 at the age of 16. H&H Classics press release states that they, “Enjoy an auction sales rate of over 80% and swift and secure payments to vendors for nearly 30 years.” Their release adds, “The company has long had a proven track record of achieving the highest values for vintage scooters.”
The auction kicks off with an original paint 1969 Lambretta DL200 with an auction estimate of £9,000- £10,000.
Also consigned is a rare Lambretta ‘Riviera’ LD150. A special edition scooter created in 1958 by Lambretta Concessionaires here in Great Britain. The scooter offered actually appeared as part of an article on the Riviera in edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine and with less than half a dozen thought to have survived, genuine Rivieras are certainly not a common sight. The auction estimate is £7,000-£8,000.
H&H add, “Now with this new specialist scooter sale clients can be assured that their classic scooter will be showcased by professionally produced print and digital catalogues, and across all the company’s marketing platforms including the H&H Classics website.”
Speaking to Paul (pictured above on the 1949 Vespa), he is obviously very much looking forward to the first Classic Scooters auction in April, where he told us that also being offered is a rare early 1949 Vespa. This model (above) includes features from the previous 1948 Vespa and is apparently considered to be the oldest complete original condition Vespa currently in the UK. Paul added, “It’s a lovely scooter and do you know what? The previous owner is still alive in Italy today! He bought it secondhand in 1951 and had owned it ever since until I had it shipped over. An amazing piece of history.”
To arrange a complimentary appraisal and to learn more about the entry process please call the H&H vintage scooter expert on 07768 313001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit on the auction the H&H website here.
** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly in the UK. Edition 29 (Jan/Feb 2022) is available now from all good scooters shops and alternative outlets, or have it delivered directly to your home via our secure online shop here.