After a year of prototype development, the large industrial concern Innocenti started manufacturing Lambretta scooters in 1947. The first was the 125cc model A which sported little in the way of protective bodywork. This was followed by the similar B and C models, but the full-sized leg shields and side panels weren’t introduced until the LC model of 1950.
The following 15 years or so saw the LC succeeded by a series of LD, Li, TV and SX models, all with 2-stroke motors of 125, 150, 175 and 200cc capacities. Then in 1964 came the J model, available with either a 50, 100 or 125cc engine. The J was the new baby of the Lambretta range and, being lightweight and with smaller reach levers, it was designed primarily for ladies. Produced from 1964 to 1969, earlier J50s had a 3-speed gearbox (a 4-speed was introduced in ’66) and only made 1.7hp, but it weighed just 80kg.
The Lambretta J50 for sale here is in original unrestored condition. It is in running order and is to be sold, without reserve, on a Coys bill of sale.