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Old 10th June 2008, 12:29   #16
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I will grab it (LD) for 50K
Last year I had an offer to grab an LD for 35K, which I did not , now asking 75K (ex-Delhi)
and also I am in queue for MMZ 473 with side car

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Is that side car original? Or is it some aftermarket fitment?
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Great photos Cyrus! I'd join the queue for the LD too, if I had the space to keep it! I guess 40K is a fair price for it, but need to know the condition of the engine and transmission. There are many guys buying Lambrettas for a song, and exporting them in restored/unrestored state. Which is why we local classic scooter fans never see something like these photos. Look what I found on the net, Mumbai BHPians might know something more: these Lambrettas and Vespas are going to Germany, looks like:
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Last year I had an offer to grab an LD for 35K, which I did not , now asking 75K (ex-Delhi)
75k?? Lucky you! I was told bout one lying in some village in RJ unused for 30 years, going for 90k!
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75k?? Lucky you! I was told bout one lying in some village in RJ unused for 30 years, going for 90k!
Yes....The price is going very high.
I know couple of LD and Lambrettas, Vijay super were exported from Mangalore in last 3-4 years.
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Yes....The price is going very high.
I know couple of LD and Lambrettas, Vijay super were exported from Mangalore in last 3-4 years.
Ive known of shiploads of Lambys/brettas and Vijais that were exported mostly from karnataka in the last 3-4 years.
You can find many of them being advertised for sale at this website:

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That's why I get so mad when custom officials load up duty on parts of cars we are trying to keep on the road in India, maybe they should try stopping this absolute pillaging of our country's motoring heritage.
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Don't we have a law against exporting classics? Or does that not apply to 2 wheelers?
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Don't we have a law against exporting classics? Or does that not apply to 2 wheelers?
There is a law in place, but the cut off date is somewhere in the 40s or 50s. This means most classic cars and bikes from the 50s onwards are still going out. Not to say that earlier cars and especially bikes arent going out!

The saddest thing is that these scooters have no appeal in here, so most were sold for a pittance. Even today we are very choosy over which scooter 'makes the cut' to be collectible. In a way the saving grace is atleast the scoots are appreceated rather than being scrapped here.
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I remember, my uncle used to own one when I was around 6. I and my sis used to play on that. He used to park it in our house and it was a blue-white combination and was a longish scooter with twin seats. I also remember it had those handle kind of thing to remove the side panels
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Going through this thread, I guess I'll now talk bout this little 'collection' of lambrettas I saw in a godown, all bought by a friend. I had actually gone there to take a look at this '61 series 2 (fitted with a Vespa mudguard! ) he told me bout. Am currently in the process of negotiating on the price.
The others are all later (60s & early 70s) models, which he is not presently selling.
He's got a far more impressive collection than this, including an immaculate series 1 (possibly the best I have seen in the country!) and also 2 d 150s.
Pity bout how the scooters have been dumped in this manner though! He wasnt present at the time so he too knew about it only after seeing them.
'wonder why he got even that Bajaj 150 though. Or maybe it was just thrown in with the lot so he didnt mind taking it. Or he may use it for parts for his Vespas.
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Thats a sad site!! In the second last pic, there is a handle on the side pannel. What is that for?
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Thats a sad site!! In the second last pic, there is a handle on the side pannel. What is that for?
That handle has a spring-type mechanism, and holds the side panel in place.
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Thats a sad site!! In the second last pic, there is a handle on the side pannel. What is that for?
The handles were common to all Li series Lambrettas. They are for opening/locking the side-panels.
Only the lamby didnt come with those, and instead had internal clips to hold on the panels.
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There is a law in place, but the cut off date is somewhere in the 40s or 50s. This means most classic cars and bikes from the 50s onwards are still going out. Not to say that earlier cars and especially bikes arent going out!
I think that with every passing year, that cutoff date needs to advance by another year. Otherwise it dosen't make sense.
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