Superb and very original 1954 Model F Lambretta #341
1954 was an interesting year both in England and in Italy.
In England Roger Bannister becomes the first person to break the four-minute mile, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is first published, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu is convicted of “conspiracy to incite certain male persons to commit serious offences with male persons” or buggery and related charges and is sentences to twelve months in prison. Apparently, his voice had a familiar ring in the showers.
Meanwhile the Italians were perfecting the use of hair oil, pneumatic gravity defying cleavages and stylish economic transport for the masses in the form of the Fiat 500 , and this amazing machine that did 169 mpg!
This Model ‘F’ Lambretta succeeds its earlier sister, the E, with the only noticeable difference being the ‘F’ had a kick starter. ( the E model had a lawn mower type pull start system which played havoc with Lothario type hairstyles and the sudden jerking action could lead to bosoms popping out of dresses. Again, the F model shared the E model’s C shaped frame, with built in toolbox, petrol tank under the seat and a rear butty box. The F was introduced in March 1954 and had a production run that lasted until April 1955. It should be noted that of the 32,701 Model F’s made, none were ever imported into Britain!
Torsion bar rear suspension, direct air-cooled engine, were other shared features with the E, with a side stand as standard, a centre stand was offered as an option. The Model F was available in a variety of paint schemes including grey, alabaster, china blue, brown, off white and maroon and was available in various guises throughout its life span.
Lovely gold Lambretta decals. Magnificent Patina
Original his and hers Brown Rexine covered dual seats in excellent condition ready to accommodate a Sophia Loren look-alike.
New tyres have been fitted , with the rims that have been repainted, otherwise all the main paint work is believed to be original.
Fully functional ,starts on the button, fully serviced.
Supplied with its original Italian registration plate, and with UK V5and UK registration.
Frame Number 125F)33 Engine125F
This is one of the very few examples known to exist in the UK
Imported from Italy in the 90s and used as an office display / decorative item by a Lambretta enthusiast.
First registered in the UK by its previous owner in 2015.
This vehicle is sold ready to use as a daily mode of transportation , or a great talking point hanging on your wall or mounted to the rear of your Land Rover.
Even amongst hardcore Vespa fans , Lambrettas are recognised of being of a much higher build quality and design.
Production ran from March 1954 to April 1955
Length : 1760mm
Height : 950mm
Weight : 60kg
Capacity : 123cc
Bore : 52mm
Stroke : 58mm
Power : 3.8hp @ 4,500 rpm
Max speed 44mph
Fuel Consumption 169 mpg
Original Price : 112,000 Lira
Colours : Grey(8012), Beige (8029, China Blue, Brown, Off White and Maroon
Carburettor Dell’Orto MU14 C1
Tyre Size 4.00*8 Ft pressure 16 lb/sq.in R pressure 24 lb/sq.in
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