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Lambretta GP/DL ink spot sticker

Lambretta GP/DL ink spot sticker


Lambretta ink spot sticker.

The story of the "SPLAT".
As the nineteen-sixties drew to a close Signor Innocenti commissioned the famous design house Bertone to remodel the Lambretta range. The result of this collaboration is still one of the most recognizable Lambretta scooters, the GP (known as the DL in most markets outside the UK).  As well as s sleeker, slimmer, sportier body design, Bertone wanted a departure from the old fashioned look of chrome plated badges and trim, presenting a more forwarding looking vision with a single colour of paint and matte black trim. This was a step too far for Innocenti, who insisted on some of his chrome back. In typical Latin style, a furious row erupted, which ended with Bertone throwing down his pen, leaving a splash of ink across his renderings. To commemorate the argument, Innocenti insisted that a legshield sticker was made in the shape of a stylized ink splat. On later models, and all UK imports, this was replaced with a sticker of a checkered flag.
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