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Old 21st September 2015, 12:01   #556
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Dear Ilango Sir,

Very nice to see this mod! The only area where the old two wheelers fell behind compared to new ones is good lighting. Time and again I have felt this riding my RX on dark and poor roads.

I thought several times to upgrade to full DC but was not very confident. After seeing the results of your mod, I am inspired to give it a try.

My father had a green Vijai Super, MEN 5784. I would wait for him to come home from work, hop on the scooter and go for a short ride around the neighbourhood. Of course, standing in front meant unrestricted access to the horn button

Hope I can get hold of one some day.

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Hello Friends, I have been owning a Lamby 150 (1984) Mumbai registered scooter for a few years. Due to work and neglect, it lay idle. Last weekend, with my mechanic's help, I was able to bring life to my beloved scooter. It runs like a dream.

I would like your help in finding some few parts, viz. 1) Tail Lamp 2) Front brake cam 3) Air Filter 4) Fuel tap 5) Choke Cable 6) Lamp 150 monogram (leg shield and side panels)

Any help on this would be appreciated. I am ready to bear courier expenses if you are willing to ship.

Thanks a ton, guys!
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Hello Friends, I have been owning a Lamby 150 (1984) Mumbai

I would like your help in finding some few parts, viz. 1) Tail Lamp 2) Front brake cam 3) Air Filter 4) Fuel tap 5) Choke Cable 6) Lamp 150 monogram (leg shield and side panels)

Any help on this would be appreciated.
Nearly all - if not all - the above parts should be available online on eBay UK if you spend some time trawling. All except the monograms are common to the Lambretta li150. Side panel monograms (the wing ones I presume ) may be relatively hard to find though!

Good luck!
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Anybody having an invoice (bill or quotation) quoting the price of a 1967-68 Lambretta Li 150 scooter ?

If so, I would be thankful if I am able to get a copy for road tax purpose in Maharashtra, India.
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A beautifully restored Lamby 150 at Nagpur. The attention to detail is awesome. A look and one instantly gets the feel that the restorer and the owner have a very good understanding of Lambrettas and an eye for the beautiful.

In fact, this shade (exactly the combo of saffron and smoky white) was a popular colour during 1970-71 for the Lambretta Li 150 Series II. Those days, the scooters (orders were booked about seven to eight years earlier) used to reach the dealer in batches, as per the monthly quota allocated to a particular dealer. All scooters in a batch used to be of the same colour. There was no colour choice for the buyer. In case the buyer did not like the colour, he or she would skip the delivery schedule and take a chance to get a good colour in the next batch. For the Vespas and Bajajs 150, it was the same scenario. By the late 1970's some batches of Bajajs and Lambys started receiving multiple colours affording a colour choice to the buyers.

The huge waiting lists for Lambrettas dissappeared by 1977, while for the Bajaj Cub/ 150 and Chetak the lists dissappeared but only by 1989.

The colour choice was available only for four wheelers and for the two wheelers that did not attract huge waiting lists like Jawas (black, maroon, ash grey and bottle green - black was common and other shades were rare), Rajdoots (black and a very few other shades came from time to time), Bullets (only black was available) Vicky moped (many shades were available in two tones), Pearl Yamaha (light green only and choice of black later on but two tones mostly) and other brands. The earliest Pearl Yamahas of 65 cc were in green and no two tones were available.

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Some of the Lambrettas on display at the CIVAA Republic Day Vintage and Classic car and bike display on 26/01/2016 at the Bishop Cotton School Ground, Nagpur.

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Some more Lambrettas from the 2013 and 2014 Cent Ind Vintage Automotive Association (CIVAA), Nagpur, displays and rallies:

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Below: 1967 January Lambretta Li 150 thhat is still with the first owner's family. The paint is original except for some touch up jobs. It is quite original and retains the original Italian speedo. My Dad had one owned with registration number MHN 7272 (January 1967 registered) of a similar sea green shade. For a brief period 1965-67 (end of 1967) Lambrettas came in a single shade. The two tones were done away with during this period. Though very few such original examples survive till this day, this period is among the most forgotten in the API history. We rarely see any restorations with a single shade these days, even though the example may be from this era. It started with a full white shade, followed by ash grey, smoky white, bright brick red, sea green (this one) in this sequence and a few more shades. From early 1968, the two tones were back. The Italian Innocenti speedo gave way to a not so nicely finished white dialled plastic speedo. The black dialled Yenkays came sometime in mid 1968. The deterioration of quality too started from mid 1968 , as many Italian spares were indigenised, but the quality took a beating.

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