<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745

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Lot 2
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2

Sold for US$ 24,200 inc. premium
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2

Frame no. 150LI*845745

148cc Two-Stroke Single
Single Carburetor
6.5bhp at 5,300rpm
4-Speed Constant Mesh Gearbox
Trailing Link Front and Swing Arm Rear Suspension
2-Wheel Internal Expanding Drum Brakes

*Desirable Series 2 example
*Beautifully restored
*Recently imported from Italy
*One of the truest forms of two-wheel
la dolce vita!

THE LAMBRETTA LI 150

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. Following the unreliable TV 175 Series 1, Lambretta went back to the drawing board to create one of its all-time greats: the Li. The Li was built as either a 125 or 150 using the bore/stroke dimensions of the preceding 'D' Series, producing 5.2hp and 6.5bhp respectively, while its new engine in over-bored form found its way into the revamped TV 175 Series 2 in 1959. The Li range was restyled along similar lines at the same time, with headlamp nacelle and faired-in handlebars, thus establishing the definitive Lambretta look that would endure until Italian production ceased in 1971.

THE SCOOTER OFFERED

The classic, uniquely Italian design of the Lambretta has made it a style icon that feels as fresh now as when it first came out. This Lambretta is a Series 2 with the bigger 148cc single. The Series 2, distinguishable by its handlebar-mounted headlight, is the most classic looking of the Lambrettas.

Recently imported from Italy, this example was the subject of a restoration done to a high level. Not just cosmetically very nice, the scooter is reported to be a nice runner as well.

Throw a bag over your shoulder, buzz to the market to pick up some fresh pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, and a bottle of vino and enjoy la dolce vita!

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the engine number for this motorcycle is 150LI844302.
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<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
<B>1960 LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 2<br /></B><BR />Frame no. 150LI*845745
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