c.1948 Lambretta 125cc Tipo B Motor Scooter Frame no. 1054 Engine no. TIPO B 18024

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Lot 617N
c.1948 Lambretta 125cc Tipo B Motor Scooter
Frame no. 1054 Engine no. TIPO B 18024

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,500
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1948 Lambretta 125cc Tipo B Motor Scooter
Frame no. 1054
Engine no. TIPO B 18024
Manufactured by the Italian industrial giant Innocenti, the Lambretta gained instant acceptance in the immediate post-war years, not the least because of its cleanliness and convenience. Introduced in 1947, the Lambretta was a less radical design than Piaggio's rival Vespa, using a traditional tube frame rather than the Vespa's pressed-steel monocoque chassis. The engine was exposed in the Lambretta and the leg shields were smaller than the Vespa's, but in its favour the Innocenti product had a larger engine and a pillion seat, making ownership potentially a more sociable experience. The 125cc engine produced 4.3bhp, which was good enough for a top speed of 65-70km/h (40-44mph). The first Lambretta - the Tipo 'A' - was relatively crude but the 'B' model (1948-1950) boasted rear suspension, a twist-grip gear change, and larger (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 per day. The early Lambretta offered here is an older restoration by a marque specialist. The machine is offered with operating/instruction manuals. There are no registration documents with this Lot.

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c.1948 Lambretta 125cc Tipo B Motor Scooter Frame no. 1054 Engine no. TIPO B 18024
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