Lambretta Scooters

Written by Seth Cotterell
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According to many scooter experts and enthusiasts, Lambretta scooters are probably the most sought after classic scooters in the market today. The classic design and sophistication of Lambretta scooters make them extremely desirable to restorers and collectors, and many are extremely rare and also very valuable. Lambretta owners clubs exist all over the world where those who love these classic scooters can meet and socialize and talk about their beloved scooter.

The History of Lambretta Scooters

Lambretta scooters have been around for a long time. Their history goes back nearly 60 years to the early days following World War II. It was in 1947 that the first Lambretta hit the streets of Italy, and since then they've revolutionized transportation in Europe and around the world. Since those early post war days, these little scooters have transcended transportation to become a way of life for many people.

One reason this particular scooter type has become an icon is that it is the model most often seen in the movies. When you think of people cruising the streets of Rome in classic films, this is usually the scooter you're picturing. Because of their classic good looks, production designers often specifically demand Lambretta scooters for their scenes.

As these classic models become more rare, they will invariably increase in value. Many collectors models are already quite expensive, and that trend will only increase as time goes by. This will certainly tempt unscrupulous dealers to fix up worn out Lambrettas in order to sell them at high profit. Inspecting your Lambretta before purchase will ensure that the dealer has used only quality repair parts. If you can't inspect your model before purchase, if you're buying online for example, purchase only from a licensed dealer to avoid complications.

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