Lambretta L1


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c.1970 Lambretta Lui 50 CL
Frame no. 580170
Engine no. 593972

Although best remembered these days as a 1960s style icon favoured by the fashion conscious 'Mods', the Lambretta - together with Piaggio's rival Vespa - had been intended as basic transport for the non-enthusiast masses. Production commenced with a '125' and a succession of larger-engined models followed; by the early 1960s Lambretta's biggest offering was a '200'. The company then introduced a 100cc economy model, the Lambretta Cento, which debuted at the Amsterdam Show in 1961. In 1968 the 'junior' Lambretta was restyled by Carrozzeria Bertone, emerging as the 50cc Lui , and 75cc Vega and Cometa models. Production ceased in 1971. Apparently restored, this Lui 50 CL would benefit from detailing and re-commissioning before returning to the road. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.