Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!

As we’ve posted previously, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Arthur Francis (aka AF) S-type dealer special Lambretta scooters.

As a result of said posts published on Scooternova, Chris Wylde contacted us to tell us a little about the original 250cc S-type he bought back in 1967; a certain TJH 25D.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

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Amphibious Lambretta J-range on film

Lambretta Cento, Brighton beach.

Lambretta Cento, Brighton beach.

Doing the rounds recently amongst the daily newspapers, is a story of a chap who has discovered a load of old photos from somewhere in Kent, among which is a 1960s press photo of a Lambretta being ‘ridden’ in the water off the beach in Brighton.

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Lambretta with SX Appeal

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Some old adverts appear timeless and this one from the mid-sixties is a good example. And what a great slogan too! So good in fact that car manufacturer Datsun used it in the 1970s too.

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1950s Lambretta line up – lacklustre or not?

It’s easy to look at today’s line up of modern Vespa scooters and condemn it for being boring, especially if you’re a diehard Lambretta fan, but is that really fair?

British Lambretta leaflet, 1957.

British Lambretta leaflet, 1957.


After all Lambretta weren’t exactly setting the world alight all of the time…
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Jo Wood – the Lambretta Connection

Today Jo Wood is known to many for her range of organic products, as former wife of a Rolling Stone and to some, a contestant on BBCTV‘s Strictly Come Dancing. Before all that however, she was a model and was also photographed many a time with a Lambretta scooter or two.

1970s Lambretta brochure

1970s Lambretta brochure


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