These two MBK Scooters were purchased by the McLaren F1 team and it used in the early 2000s seasons by them and their F1 Drivers at the time. They was subsequently purchased by the current owner, a McLaren mechanic.
The owner had the scooters signed by Lewis Hamilton, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen.
In recent decades MBK scooters became a market leader in France and Italy with significant stakes in other world markets. In 1984, MBK Industrie, in partnership with Yamaha, bought out Motobécane and by 1989 the Japanese company owned 99% of MBK. A decade later they built their millionth scooter.
This 1967 Lambretta Li125 scooter, known as ‘The Special One’ was displayed in the Chelsea Museum at Stamford Bridge and is signed by many of the players of the 2004-2005 season and carries player portraits by artist Si Clark. It now comes to auction with H&H Classics on December 7th.
It will be of great interest to sports memorabilia, scooter, England and Chelsea Football collectors and would be a fantastic addition to a collection. A fully working and well maintained scooter, it is in very good condition with correct engine and chassis numbers.
Simon Cowell previously owned 2015 Vespa 946 Bellissima £10,000 - £15,000
A very rare Vespa, only 100 Bellissima models ever produced with only one former keeper - Simon Cowell.
Donated to a charity auction by Simon Cowell and supplied with the certificate of authenticity. This example was donated into the Susan George
charity auction ‘My Things and Others’ run by The Prop Store in February this year, with the donations coming from her close and personal friends. The then 'Lot number 22 - Personal Items' was Simon Cowell's 946 Vespa scooter and was purchased directly at the auction by the partner of our vendor. Presented in Metallic Silver with a Burgundy leather seat, this special edition model has a UK MOT certificate confirming the mileage as only 121km at the time of consignment. Certified authenticity. A truly collectible Vespa.
Only c.121km recorded. Hugely collectible deluxe model seldom seen for sale. Great investment opportunity.
In a dramatic look back to its past styling Piaggio introduced the first 946 models in 2011 as a perfect blend of physical lines and innovation. Dubbed ‘a scooter for the wealthy’ by The New York Times and with a starting price at over $10,000, it was Vespa’s most expensive ever model. The 946 is a combination of the finest industrial materials, craftsmanship and technology. Technical features included ABS, LED headlamp, LCD display, traction control, partial aluminium construction, front and rear disc brakes and hand sewn leather. The motor is a redesigned 3 valve 4 stroke using air cooling and fuel injection and operates with low emissions with its 3 way catalytic converter, to achieve Euro 3 status. Economical at a claimed 155 mpg but yet a powerful 11.6hp ‘twist and go’ scooter. Over the production period there were four limited edition collector runs: Ricardo, Bellissima, Emporio Armani and Red.
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