1956 Lambretta Innocenti Fd for sale in Moorabbin Victoria

Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
  • Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD
Price $17,500 AUD
Moorabbin VIC 3189, Australia
  • Country Australia
  • Posted 2 years ago
  • Ad Type Moto
  • State Victoria
  • City Moorabbin
  • Make Lambretta Innocenti
  • Model Fd
  • Year 1956
  • Condition Used
  • Color Beige
  • Mileage -
  • Body Type Trike (Road Legal)
  • VIN -
X

Advertise publishing date exceeded 30 days.

If would like contact to seller, click here.

Seller's Description:

Lambretta 3 wheeler 1956 FD

Used 1956 Lambretta Innocenti Fd for sale in Moorabbin Victoria. 1956 Innocenti Lambretta FD, 3 wheeler. The FD was the first 3 wheeler Lambretta that had the loading tray at the back. Previous to this model, the 3 wheelers FB and FC had the tray at the front. I appears that only 2500 FDs were ever made but I cannot confirm this as there are several conflicting opinions on this matter. The FD had a transmission tail shaft coming from a 3 speed gearbox and attached to a differential on the rear axle. A first for those times, the FD had rear hydraulic braked controlled by the foot pedal + and a handbrake. The front of the bike and the engine are derived from the Lambretta D, the scooter that was competing on the Italian 50s market, against the Vespa VN and VB1 models. The engine is a 2 stroke 150cc with very low gearing to cope with the load transported that could reach up to 250Kg. The top speed was 40/45 Km/h and the fuel consumption was given at around 50Km/l. The scooter had a 6v magneto driven electrical system that quite frankly was not up to the task. In this particular model the lights coil was rewound to a 12V output and that provides sufficient power to charge the 12V battery through a 12v regulator/rectifier. The battery is used only to supply the stop lights (Vic roads wanted 2 of them even if in the original version there was only one rear light in the middle), the horn and the indicators (again, a Vic roads requirement). The headlight and tail lights are supplied by the same coil. It appears that this FD was originally imported by Ansett airlines to service their aircrafts at Perth airport and, after a few years of glorious service, was sold to a Lambretta dealer in Perth. After that the story gets a bit confused but I am told that, at some stage, this particular vehicle was driven from Brisbane to Sydney where it was used on the road until 2012. When I bought it, it was still running but in very poor condition. I am a mechanic, restorer of Vespa and Lambretta in my shop in Moorabbin (thevespawizard at optusnet dot com dot au). I have personally dismantled this vehicle to the last screw and rebuilt it from the ground up. To accomplish this task I had to source parts from all over the world and manufacture some in my workshop. The wheel rims where too ruined to be used again and, given the small production of the FD, I could no find a new set anywhere in the world so I had new wheels made new by a local metal spinner. Just the tool to make the wheels cost $450. The restoration took over 100 hours of work and almost a year. The body and the frame where sandblasted and painted by Joe at the Motorcycle Paint Clinic in Reservoir. The tray can be adapted to individual uses such as coffee or ice cream vending vehicles The bike is stored at the workshop in Moorabbin and it can be inspected and driven on appointment. I will be happy to answer any question from prospective buyers and please be aware that I am advertising this vehicle elsewhere and I reserve the right to cancel this ad at a short notice. Payment will be cash on delivery only. Interstate transport will have to be arranged by the buyer