Monday, October 3, 2016

28 Fascinating Black and White Photos of Lambretta Adverts from the 1950s and 1960s

Arriving on the market the following year, the 1947 Lambretta featured a rear pillion seat for a passenger or optionally a storage compartment. The original front protection "shield" was a flat piece of aero metal; later this developed into a twin skin to allow additional storage behind the front shield, similar to the glove compartment in a car. The fuel cap was underneath the hinged seat, which saved the cost of an additional lock on the fuel cap or need for additional metal work on the smooth skin.

The name Lambretta was derived from a mythical water-sprite associated with the Lambrate river which also gives it name to the Lambrate area of Milan where the factory was located.

These fascinating vintage photographs below showing Lambretta ads in Italy from the 1950s and 1960s

(Images ® Lambretta)

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