27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 122

1961 Lambretta Li125 Series 2

Sold for £3,450

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 515 XVU
Frame No: 309683
Engine No: 651402
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Extremely original and standard
  • In fully working order ATC
  • Valuable accessories
  • V5C for use on UK roads

The Lambretta Li Series 1 was properly launched in April 1958. Some 7 months after the TV175 series 1 was launched. By then Innocenti had eliminated most of the engine problems that the 175 had. The Li 125 was a dramatic departure from the shaft driven LD range that had preceded it. The new enclosed chain driven engine was centrally positioned under the frame and had more power than the LD. With larger 10 inch wheels and beautifully designed panel work it was a superb scooter to ride and was instant hit. The Lambretta Li125 series 2 was launched in October 1959. Based on the successful series 1 with the obvious difference was the position of the headlight on the handlebars for better lighting when cornering. It had an engine based on the Li125 series 1 but with an increased stroke and several other small modifications all over the scooter that made it the best-selling Lambretta of all time.

This very original machine was sourced according to our vendor via Rimini Lambretta Centre and was subject to a service there before being imported around 2020 into the UK. Originally licensed in Ancona, Italy the scooter is supplied with its original ‘Targa’ Italian number plate in addition to the UK license plate. During the service the scooter had a new rear shock fitted and new tyres. We are informed that even the piston is the original although it has had new rings fitted which are still not yet run in. The electrics are still on 6v points and all over the scooter one can see originality including the lights, carburettor and engine. The original paint shows no obvious signs of any touch ups and has a pleasant all over patina with a good condition front mudguard. The scooter has some valuable accessories including a Cavalli Falbo ‘pig nose’ horn cast embellisher, Cavalli fork covers and a top of the range Rimini leopard Pegasus seat. Other accessories are original hand and lever grips. The scooter comes with the steering lock key and is fitted with an aftermarket Li125 speedometer. We are informed by the vendor that the sooner rides really well and we were able to see the scooter running very well with no issues at the time of consignment. The original light switch has been damaged in storage and supplied is a genuine NOS replacement switch will be supplied with the lot. This scooter is ready to ride and enjoy on the road.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
07768 313001


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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

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

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