After completing the Li 150 there was a desire to do another and with my daughter expressing an interest in riding a scooter (preferably a pink one) a second project was considered. However with prices rising and suitable scooters becoming more difficult to find, this Indian API 150 was bought. 
     The Lamby 150 was based on the Series II Lambrettas, which were also made by API (Automotive Products India) under license, with just a few styling changes. Some of these changes were possibly an improvement, such as the slimmer front mudguard, but some were decidedly less so, the panel recesses and ribbed toolbox for instance.

     More information on Indian made Lambrettas can be found in the in The Indian Lambretta Guide available from various scooter book retailers or on the Fanatic Scooters web-site (click here), where there is also some information on these.

API Lamby 150 (1983)
Purchased  9/11/2006

       Basically sound and partially dismantled but several parts missing
including the toolbox, airbox and several smaller parts. The intention
is to acquire the missing parts as and when they turn up at a low
price rather than when they are required during the rebuild.    

One of the first items to be purchased. a dual seat in lilac and white. Much better looking than the standard saddle seats and at a lower price than  would have been paid for a pair of covers for the existing seats. The colour of the seat determining the colours for the body with only which parts to be white and lilac (or possibly purple) to be decided, but most probably as mock-up picture.

Left; the first parts prepared and given a coat of primer and ready for the final colour coat, right. 




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