1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468

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Lot 434
1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana
Registration no. VKH 96 Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468

Sold for £ 2,990 (US$ 3,926) inc. premium
1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana
Registration no. VKH 96
Frame no. 110468
Engine no. 110468
First registered by Jordan & Co (Hull) Ltd on 10th August 1956, this Dürkopp Diana was purchased new by a Doncaster family who owned it until the 1960s. The Diana's subsequent history remains unknown until 1992 when it was purchased by a Vintage Motor Scooter Club (VMSC) member who successfully applied to retain the original registration (now non-transferable). In August 2000, the scooter became a part of a private collection and was featured in Mike Webster's book, Classic Scooters.

During the 2000s, the machine was completely restored by a well-known expert in the restoration of classic German scooters. The restoration included a re-spray in original black livery with contrasting white beading, while the fitting of an original rear carrier and spare wheel are nice finishing touches. Although 'VKH 96' has been owned by a couple of private collectors, it has mainly been used for show display and demonstration purposes. The Dürkopp is currently owned by magazine publishers, Mortons of Horncastle, having been acquired to form part of the classic bike display in the foyer of their headquarters. One of few surviving 1956 models, the Diana is offered for sale with a folder of history containing the original buff logbook, old/current V5/V5C documents, expired MoTs, VMSC certificate, an original brochure, photocopy instruction manual, and some marque-related literature. The machine last ran in 2015 and will require re-commissioning before further use.

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1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468
1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468
1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468
1956 Dürkopp 194cc Diana Frame no. 110468 Engine no. 110468
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