c.1961 Laverda 49cc Mini Scooter Projects (x2) Frame no. LAV.SC.50 60447 and LAV.SC.50 601031 Engine no. 60447 and 601020
Laverda climbed aboard the scooter bandwagon in 1959, introducing the 'Mini Scooter' at that year's Milan Show to take advantage of the tax-free status granted to single-seat ultra-lightweights limited to a top speed of 40km/h (25mph). Powered by a 49cc four-stroke engine driving via a two-speed, twist-grip controlled transmission, the Mini Scooter used a pressed-steel monocoque chassis like Piaggio's Vespa. A more powerful three-speed version was introduced in 1962 alongside a two-seater 60cc model, but Laverda could only make the tiniest dent in a market dominated by Vespa and Lambretta. Nevertheless, substantial numbers were exported to the UK. Offered without documents, this Lot consists of two dismantled Laverda Mini Scooters and is sold strictly as viewed. An exciting prospect for both Laverda enthusiasts and scooter collectors alike.