1957 Lambretta 125cc 125LP Scooter Frame no. 156270
Lot 416
1957 Lambretta LD125 Frame no. 156270
€4,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,400 - 6,700
amended
Lot Details
1957 Lambretta LD125
Registration no. 8369 SL 61
Frame no. 156270
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 original and un-restored LD125 displays a total of only 8,651 kilometres on the odometer. The machine is offered with (copy) instruction manual and French Carte Grise normale.

Footnotes

  • Lambretta LD125 1957
    Immatriculation n° 8369 SL 61
    Cadre n° 156270

    Produit par le géant industriel italien Innocenti, le scooter Lambretta reçut un excellent accueil dans l'immédiat après-guerre, sa propreté et son caractère pratique attirant une clientèle jusque-là méfiante vis-à-vis de la moto. Au Royaume-Uni, les scooters italiens furent la monture favorite des « Mods » en devenant durablement une icône du style « années 60 ». Anticipant les séries TV, le LD arriva en 1951 avec un moteur de 125 cm3, la version 150 cm3 apparaissant trois ans plus tard. Le monocylindre deux temps refroidi par air du LD 125 lui donnait avec 4,8 ch une vitesse d'environ 75 km/h. La production du LD se poursuivit jusqu'à la fin des années 1960. Ce LD 125 original et non restauré n'affiche que 8 651 km au compteur. Cette machine est proposée avec une copie du manuel d'utilisation et sa carte grise française normale.

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est vendue avec une photocopie de son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue. The machine is offered with a photocopy Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue. The estimate in the printed catalogue should read €4,000-5,000.
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