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C.1948 LAMBRETTA 125CC TIPO B MOTOR SCOOTER (LOT 617) SOLD by Auction

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  • £3,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1948
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Price £3,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Lambretta
Model TIPO B MOTOR SCOOTER
Year 1948
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 28-Jul-2020
Ref C1250690
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


C.1948 LAMBRETTA 125CC TIPO B MOTOR SCOOTER (LOT 617)
FRAME NO. 1054
ENGINE NO. TIPO B 18024
Manufactured by the Italian industrial giant Innocenti, the Lambretta gained instant acceptance in the immediate post-war years, not the least because of its cleanliness and convenience. Introduced in 1947, the Lambretta was a less radical design than Piaggio's rival Vespa, using a traditional tube frame rather than the Vespa's pressed-steel monocoque chassis. The engine was exposed in the Lambretta and the leg shields were smaller than the Vespa's, but in its favour the Innocenti product had a larger engine and a pillion seat, making ownership potentially a more sociable experience. The 125cc engine produced 4.3bhp, which was good enough for a top speed of 65-70km/h (40-44mph). The first Lambretta - the Tipo 'A' - was relatively crude but the 'B' model (1948-1950) boasted rear suspension, a twist-grip gear change, and larger (8") wheels. The A's small wheels had not been liked but in its new form the Lambretta gained mass acceptance, and by the end of 1950 Innocenti was producing up to 100 per day. The early Lambretta offered here is an older restoration by a marque specialist. The machine is offered with operating/instruction manuals. There are no registration documents with this Lot.

£3,000 - 5,000
€3,300 - 5,600
To be sold without reserve

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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