12th Jul, 2023 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
Lot 35
 

1950 Lambretta LC125
BUY IT NOW - £3,000 Incl fees


Lot details

Registration No: Unregistered
Frame No: 69922
Engine No: 125LC413674
CC:
125
MOT: Exempt

  • Extremely original early example
  • Fully mechanically working after professional overhaul
  • Excellent patina condition
  • Correct numbers.

During World War II Ferdinando Innocenti ran a steel tubing factory in the Lambrate district of Milan in northern Italy, producing components for the Italian Air Force and construction. After the war, Innocenti needed to find a new product in order for his business to survive. Inspired by the Cushman scooters that the US army imported into Italy Innocenti realised he could apply many of the parts that the factory was already producing to motor scooter production. Innocenti started production of Lambretta scooters in 1947, the year after Piaggio started production of its Vespa models.

The Lambretta versions C and LC were introduced just 2 years after Innocenti began full-scale manufacture and represented a completely revised design after the Models A and B. The C was aimed at customers with a lower-budget while the LC was marketed to a higher-end clientele with its covered panels and elegant overall specification. The frame comprised of a single large section tube onto which all of the mechanical components were attached. The engine was similar to the preceding Model B. LCs are quite rare these days, the total production was only 42,500 units.

In its 2-year production period the LC frame numbering started at 50000 and we can deduce from that this example was produced in the first year of production. Around four year ago the scooter underwent a full mechanical overhaul done by Disco Dez scooters with a completely rebuilt engine with all cables, brakes and everything mechanical treated to a sympathetic conservation. The originality has been retained all over. The patina and colour is attractive and there is still the original dealer transfer on the horn cast. There are no visible touch-ups anywhere that we could see and the scooter is very pure. The side panels fit well. The saddles, still with original leather two-tone top on the rider’s seat, are usable as they are. There is an GEV rubber floor mat and original Ulma side panel air scoop embellishers. Despite the fact that the scooter had not been started since the conservation some years ago we were able to see the scooter start up and it appeared to be in full running order at time of consignment.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
info@vintagescooters.co.uk
07768 313001

 

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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 12th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands.

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