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Looking for feedback and photos on the red Li 150 Special. Have heard that this scooter was for the American market only, can anybody elaborate on this.

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They pop up now and again. It’s a great color but not near as rare as some might think. 

 

The thing with Innocenti is you can almost never say always. Every time you do, as sure as shit some one will find an example to prove you wrong. Gotta love em. About the only for sure always is the MW Riverside, they are always blue and only ever sold in the US. 

 

If if you’re thinking of buying the red one you should. Wash, wax, ride, repeat. Little strange to see it with a LI horncast though. Might have had some damage in the past. 

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Yeah - Li horncast but a good looking ‘Special’ mudguard.  Maybe one of the PO’s stripped out the old horncast screws or effed it up and replaced it with this? Usually if an accident both are mangled, eh?

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Can’t exactly tell from the limited pics, but the right hand side of the legshield looks a bit wonky, so definitely a chance of a crash and maybe both were replaced.

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This scooter had 1 owner. He was an older Italian gentleman who came off a couple of times and eventually his family took the scooter off him. It has not run since 77/78. I do know that he did some repairs himself as I also got his shopping list of parts. All this probably explains the horncast and speedo (they were not on the list). But Lambretta being Lambretta, maybe these are original to this scooter, I don’t think so but you never know with Lambretta. What I am trying to get are other examples and info for this particular type of red Special. I think it might have an interesting back story to the US market.

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I don't think so, the old man was quite liberal with the paint brush for touch ups. The forks are pretty straight and I don't mean good straight from a head on collision of some kind.

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On 11/2/2018 at 2:26 AM, Josh Snow said:

would hardwere (ie. fork link bolts) be painted over from factory?

The hex heads of the fork link bolts (and all exposed parts of dogleg bolts/washers/nuts) were painted by factory on all Innocenti S1-GP/dl machines.

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On 11/1/2018 at 11:26 PM, Josh Snow said:

would hardwere (ie. fork link bolts) be painted over from factory?

My NYPD Innocenti made LI 150 had paint on the fork link bolts

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Here are some pictures of my Red Special when I got it. Mine still has some of the original blue seat cover and the CEAT tires. I bought it from the original owner and this is how it looks after many years of sitting. The patina is so heavy on one side that the paint is almost like suede. Just enjoy your new Red Special.

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