The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

So we all know that the Lambretta was created by Innocenti in Italy, but what happened when Innocenti closed their doors and ended scooter production in 1971? The Innocenti company was split with steel production and car manufacturing remaining on site in Milan, but the scooter production line was sold – lock ,stock and barrel … Continue reading The Lambretta Elegant – a coals to Newcastle story?

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email 'updates' from various sources about some 'nice Lambretta scooters' on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first classic scooter you may want to do a little research before parting … Continue reading Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

The Colombian Lambretta Factory

Continuing our photographs of old scooter factories (and let's face, what's not to like about delving into this kind of history?), here's a shot of the Auteco Lambretta factory on Colombia that has been used by Scooter Restorations in their advertising material in the past. Auteco (Auto Technica Colombia) began assembling motorcycles in South America … Continue reading The Colombian Lambretta Factory