Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Indian and Swedish scooters

This is my friend Kay who fetched the Biet saddle.

My newly acquired Apollo Biet, the Swedish crap scooter from 1954, is still with the vendor. 1 000 km's from my home (950 km's to be accurate but a thousand sounds cooler). From the pictures sent to me it seemed like the saddle cover was missing. I checked with a friend in southern Sweden, and he had some NOS Biet saddles. Once rescued from a sale from the Husqvarna factory (?). Two different makers of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles. All the Biet saddles hade small, small holes in them. A bit like cut-out vinyl records if anyone remembers them. Anyhow, my good friend Kay (a Vauxhall-freak) fetched the saddle and delivered it to me at an veteran fair.
Even stranger; the Lamby Polo 150 from 1991 for sale att evil bay! It can be derived from the Indian SIL Lambretta. Read more on the Lambrettista blog! And this Lamby looks better!

Well, lots of colours anyway!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Strange sidecar for Vespa

Some Argentinian Vespa friends alerted me to this!
It's a 1958 Vespa 150 mounted to a Super Pluma sidecar. I'm only guessing here, but I think that Super Pluma is an Argentinian sidecar brand. The couple above is for sale at www.arcar.org for approx 4 900 euros. But then you that super tall wind screen is included!
A beauty? Not really! Rare? I guess so...