c.1951 Lambretta 125cc Model C Frame no. 108312 125 C Engine no. 125 C 24204
Introduced in 1947, the Lambretta A employed an open frame with pressed-steel front section and tubular rear, in which sat a 125cc two-stroke engine. Wheels were 7" in diameter and there was no rear suspension, an advantage enjoyed by the rival Vespa. Produced between 1948 and 1950, the successor B model boasted rear suspension, twist-grip gear change and 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 up to 100 machines per day were being produced. Introduced that same year, the C model featured a new frame with single, large-diameter main tube plus many more minor improvements. This extremely rare early Lambretta presents well and would benefit from detailing. Its mechanical condition is not known. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.