Lot 23 at the Motoclassica auction in Melbourne, Australia on 24 October 2015 is Continue reading
For those that didn’t know, there was a factory producing Lambretta scooters in Brazil from the 1950s until possibly as late as the 1980s, although those late models were in fact derivatives of the old Lambretta 3-wheeler which at first glance looked little like the vehicles they were based upon (they also produced them in Colombia, as we’ve posted in the past here).
But back to the Standard pictured in this post.
Spotted on ebay earlier, this 1960 British Swallow Gadabout scooter for sale, all up and running.
The Swallow Sidecar Company was formed in the 1920s, producing (as their name suggests) motorcycle sidecars, as well as specialising in coachworks. In the 1930s they branched into the car market as SS Cars Ltd, although after World War 2 they decided to rebrand as Jaguar Cars Ltd for obvious reasons.
In 1946, the Swallow Coachbuilding Company launched the Swallow Gadabout scooter which was the same year as the first Vespa 98, and pre-dated the Lambretta by a year.