Lot 399 - 1953 Lambretta 125cc
|Odometer reading||16,643 km|
|Estimate||£2,500 - £3,750|
|Result||Sold - £3,080|
Manufactured by the Italian industrial giant Innocenti, the Lambretta scooter gained instant acceptance in the immediate post-war years, its cleanliness and convenience in particular, appealing to those who regarded the true motorcycle with suspicion. In the UK, Italian scooters were adopted as favoured transport by the 'Mods' becoming one of the enduring style icons of the 1960s. Predecessor of the Li and TV series, the LD arrived in 125cc form in 1951 and became available with a 150cc engine three years later. The LD 125's air-cooled two-stroke single-cylinder engine produced 4.8bhp giving the model a top speed of around 45mph. LD production continued until the end of the 1950s.
This Lambretta 125 has recently been imported into the UK although it is registered on UK number plates and is supplied with a V5 registration document. Lambretta scooters are iconic and this early twin-seat model is sure to create interest. In need of restoration although it has been used in a dry climate, this Lambretta is certainly a worthwhile project.
Previous lotLot 398 - 1967 Suzuki 149cc Twin
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