1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522

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1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2

Sold for US$ 9,020 inc. premium
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2
Frame no. 792522

125cc Two-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
5.5bhp 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
*Elegant and appropriate color combination
*One of the truest forms of two-wheel la dolce vita!


THE LAMBRETTA

In the aftermath of World War II, Ferdinando Innocenti looked closely at an inexpensive form of transportation for the masses. Inspired by the American Cushman scooters which had rapidly become a common sight around the newly liberated Roman piazzas, the prototype, "Experiment O," was completed in a short time span with styling cues taken from a torpedo! The design was sleek compared to the rather boxy Cushman, and although it never reached production, it set the Innocenti brand on route – together with rival Piaggio – to dominate scooter production for the subsequent 25 years.

The introduction of the TV – Turismo Veloce - series from Innocenti was a direct result of Piaggio launching their highly successful and sporty 160cc GS – Grand Sport – models, which in turn was in response to demand for more power from the scooter obsessed Brits. Innocenti went bigger and better and launched the 175cc TV series. The now much sought after Series I was an overly complex machine with thumb operated brake and clutch adjusters on the handle bars! The motor too was expensive to produce, complex and fragile compared to the staple tried and tested concurrent Li series machines.

In the late 1950s, Italian scooters became the chosen transport of the British Modernists, or Mods as they were known. You could make it from London to the seaside towns of Brighton and Margate without getting oil on your Carnaby Street made mohair suit.

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 was first released. This Lambretta is a Series 2 model, fitted with a two-stroke, air-cooled 125cc single. Distinguishable by its handlebar-mounted headlight, the Series 2 is the most classic and iconic of the Lambrettas.

Having been subjected to a high-level restoration, this Lambretta is beautifully finished in Old English White with Olive Green accents, topped by brown seats. 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 correct frame number is 782522 and the title is in transit.
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1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
1960 LAMBRETTA LI 125 SERIES 2 Frame no. 792522
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