1957 Durkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 114089 Engine no. 114089
Lot 529
1957 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 114089 Engine no. 114089
Sold for £747 (US$ 1,270) inc. premium
Lot Details
1957 Dürkopp 194cc Diana
Registration no. 635 BTB
Frame no. 114089
Engine no. 114089
A bicycle manufacturer founded in 1867, Dürkopp had not built a powered two-wheeler for 35 years when it resumed motorcycle production in 1949. Five years later Dürkopp cashed in on the post-war scooter boom, introducing the Diana, a model clearly influenced by the Lambretta LD but equipped with a larger (194cc) engine. The Diana was an immense success for the small German company with almost 25,000 of the two-seater version being produced. Sold new via King's Motors (Oxford) Ltd and a must for any serious scooter collector, this example has been off the road in barn storage since 1964 and is offered for restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with its original old-style logbook (listing only two private owners) and is offered without reserve.
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