Wed, 20th Jul 2022 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum

 
  Lot 109
 

1953 Lambretta Model E

Estimated at £2,500 - £3,000


Lot details

Registration No: 335 XVG
Frame No: 125E105770
Engine No: 125E 2676
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Imported from Italy
  • Completely original with original paint
  • Fully working
  • Nice rare period accessory side stand stand
  • Rare steering lock key present
  • Correct numbers.
  • Very rare pull cord starter
  • V5 for use on UK roads

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.

There are still clubs across the world, devoted to the Lambretta scooter. The clubs still participate and organise ride outs and rallies which regularly take place during weekends over the summer months and still have high attendance. Across the UK there are many privately owned scooter shops which deal with everything Lambretta, from sales, services, parts, tuning, performance and complete nut and bolt restorations.

The Lambretta model E was first introduced in April 1953 and unique in that it was started by a hand pull-cord like a lawnmower. The early models have an enhance and retard lever to help start the scooter. The frame is tubular in the shape of a 'C' with the upper part serving as a toolbox. The forks fold back on themselves and have C shaped springs with rubbers that allow the fork link to open and close the spring. Today E models that still retain the hand-cord are extremely rare as many were converted to use the kick start of the model F.

This example is a very nice original specimen and we are told is in full good working condition. She also has new tyres. It has a rare period side stand. The accessory steering lock still has its key. This scooter is in overall very good condition and could be used immediately on the road. A very rare opportunity for any collector of Lambrettas. Certainly something different.

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

 

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