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Iconic Quadrophenia scooter sold

Quadrophenia scooter
The Lambretta became synonymous with the Mod movement of the 1960s

The Lambretta scooter ridden by actor Phil Daniels in the iconic 1970s film Quadrophenia has sold at auction for 36,000 - more than had been expected.

The scooter, which was ridden by Daniels's character James "Jimmy" Cooper in The Who-inspired movie, had a list price of 20,000 to 25,000.

The bike, which is now fully-restored, was spotted rusting in a garden in Southsea, Portsmouth, by Paul Marsh.

It was sold at Bonhams auction house in London on Tuesday.

Mod culture

Earlier, Stephanie Connell, of Bonhams, said: "We have a few items from Quadrophenia come through the auction house but a scooter is very rare.

"It has been fully restored and is in great condition. We are expecting a lot of interest."

Mr Marsh realised the scooter featured in the film because of its distinctive number plate.

The Lambretta become an integral part of British youth culture in the 1960s as a favourite mode of transport of the fashion-conscious Modernists, or Mods.

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