1974 Lambretta Li 50 Special  Chassis no. 150L1323318

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Lot 26
1974 Lambretta Li 50 Special
Chassis no. 150L1323318

Sold for US$ 1,404 inc. premium
1974 Lambretta Li 50 Special
Chassis no. 150L1323318
Manufactured by the Italian industrial giant Innocenti, the Lambretta motor scooter, together with the rival Piaggio-built Vespa, mobilised an entire generation of Italians in the immediate post-war years. The scooter gained instant acceptance everywhere, its cleanliness and convenience in particular appealing to those who regarded the true motorcycle with suspicion. Scooters would eventually surpass their strictly utilitarian origins to become an integral part of British youth culture in the 1960s as favourite transport of the fashion-conscious 'Modernists', or 'Mods'. The scooter's enclosed engine and decent weather protection meant that its rider could arrive at a club, doff his parka and look like he'd just stepped out of a taxi, which was a definite advantage within a dandified sub-culture that placed a premium on smartness of appearance.

Introduced in 1947, the Lambretta scooter went through a series of mechanical and stylistic evolutions before arriving at the 'Li' series in 1958. One of Lambretta's all-time greats, it was built in 125cc and 150cc capacities.

The 150cc version on offer, in white with black stripe shows only 1,511 miles.
Without reserve

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the frame number listed in the catalog is incorrect. The correct frame number is 150LI323318. We are advised that this vehicle is a 150cc model, not a '50' as indicated in the catalog. The correct model name is Lambretta Serveta Li 150 Special.
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