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I believe servetas had li style bodywork, some used sx style side panels , sx/ tv horncast/ headset on some models. Please correct me if I'm wrong. My question, is did any serveta model use tv/li special style bodywork such as side panels? 

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Yes li150 spanish special modelsstart to wear a Serveta badge at about frame number 319900 and these have the tv style or Li special side panels.  This continues to about frame number 320350. 

Eibar models from before 319900 have these panels as well.

It’s important to note that the Spanish side panels are wider along the top and not identical to Italian panels.  Many also sport a red reflector at the rear.  

All these Scooters has Li type horncasts, and rounded Spanish Li type mudguards. Never TV style. 

I can post photos as needed. 

 

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No jet 200 or spanish TV200 (of the 6 that have surfaced) ever has had tv style horn casts, however very early 200 models (within the first 200-250 frames and engines) had Italian made INNOCENTI marked engine cases and some, of not all Italian made internal parts. I’ve not seen one in person to know the extent of the Italian made parts used.  

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I believe so yes Pete.  Some of the first green jet 200 have the thinner Italian panels.  Perhaps they were changed to wider versions after the fuel tanks were produced with the wide shoulders. I’m not clear if the first jets with Italian parts had wide fuel tanks. These green scooters are very rare. Only about 200/300 were made in total.  

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Jet 200 Number 20 off the line engine case. 

Yoh can see it’s Italian made with Innocenti logo. 

The first 2-300 jet 200 engines were Innocenti stamped.  

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A lovely green jet 200. 

Made in 1966 and probably registered in 1967. These were within the first 2/300 frames and engines.  

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At approx frame number 5522xx the paint changes to ochre and the front brake changes to  drum type hub. Almost all parts are painted the ochre including all the internals.  Floor strips remain and chrome ring on the frame remains. 

Here is Brian’s original condition EIBAR Jet  approx frame number is 5522xx

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Soon after at about frame 5533xx the chrome ring disappears and the Scooters start to wear a Serveta badge.    All insides remain ochre, along with the stand, forks and hubs. 

 

 

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error in my data. This has now been corrected

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Here is another shot of the insides of a similar original paint Scooter. At this frame vin range  note that the floor strips have now changed to BLACK floor mats   Note also that the stand is still ochre. On the next photo it’s turned silver 

Note that the silentblocks are painted white   This is a common feature among spanish Lambrettas  

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At about frame 5537xx in the fall of 1973 (I know this only from date of manufacture decals on the Scooters) the floor strips dissapear getting replaced with BLACK floor mats, and the internals get a shot of red paint. 

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The internals change to what people call PUKE GREEN at the 555xxx frame range.  Many of these are in Canada.  This one one Montreal with less than 500 miles on it from new had a date of Manufacture decal from July 1975. 

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On 12/5/2019 at 7:00 PM, Lambrettayeroc said:

No jet 200 or spanish TV200 (of the 6 that have surfaced) ever has had tv style horn casts, however very early 200 models (within the first 200-250 frames and engines) had Italian made INNOCENTI marked engine cases and some, of not all Italian made internal parts. I’ve not seen one in person to know the extent of the Italian made parts used.  

Corey, Buzz has been documenting amounts of Innocenti parts in, so called, S1 (Or Golden) Jets. When he restored mine, he documented what he found that was Innocenti. His comment was that it is a pattern rather than a cut off. e.g., bike 1 may have a part made by Innocenti, bike 2 made by Eibar, Bike 3 Innocenti again...

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