1951 Innocenti Lambretta 125cc Frame no. 125C-125520 Engine no. 125C-32238
Lot 347
1951 Lambretta 125cc Model C Frame no. 125C-125520 Engine no. 125C-32238
Sold for £2,990 (US$ 5,067) inc. premium
Lot Details
1951 Lambretta 125cc Model C
Frame no. 125C-125520
Engine no. 125C-32238
Manufactured by the Italian industrial giant Innocenti, the Lambretta scooter gained widespread acceptance in the 1950s, its cleanliness and convenience in particular appealing to those who regarded the true motorcycle with suspicion. Introduced in 1947, the Lambretta A employed an open frame with pressed-steel front section and tubular rear, in which sat a 125cc two-stroke engine. Wheels were 7" in diameter and there was no rear suspension, an advantage enjoyed by the rival Vespa, though the latter in its original form had only a single seat rather than the Lambretta's two. Produced between 1948 and 1950, the successor B model boasted rear suspension, twist-grip gearchange and 8" wheels. The A's small wheels had not been liked but in its new form the Lambretta gained mass acceptance and by the end of 1950 Innocenti was producing up to 100 machines per day. Introduced that same year, the C model featured a new frame with single, large-diameter main tube plus many more minor improvements. This extremely rare early Lambretta has been totally restored and comes with ASI papers.
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