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Lambretta 150 LD

Lambretta 150 LD

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Lot number 206
Hammer value £800
Description Lambretta 150 LD
Registration PCJ914
Year 1957
Colour Red/white
Engine size 150 cc

History

Produced from 1953 until 1958, Innocenti's Lambretta LD Series was essentially a 'dressed' version of the earlier D model and came in two engine sizes, the 5bhp 125cc and the 6bhp 150cc. This particular scooter appears to be a Series III 150cc model, produced from 1957-58 and distinguished from its predecessors by the headset cowling that houses the horn and speedometer.

One of 113,853 SIII 150cc models produced, it was a very solid, heavy machine designed primarily for low speed motoring on Italy's poor road surfaces, hence the soft suspension and a top speed of around 50mph. We cannot be sure of the exact year as, at the time of writing, the papers have been mislaid by the vendor.

A totally original barn find, it is still on its original registration plate and, as the affixed tax disc shows, it was last on the road in December 1963. Showing just 2,286 miles on the clock, it now needs a full restoration. The engine is believed to be good but we will try to confirm this before the sale. Unlike the later LI models which were driven by duplex chains, the LD model had a fully enclosed shaft drive system. These iconic scooters are now very collectable and this will make a worthwhile summer project for someone.

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