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TV and SX: books - history, models and technology

A book on the Lambretta TV (Turismo Veloce) or SX (Special X)? Here are books on the history and technology of Lambretta scooters.

Lambretta TV/ LI: Prima Series - Serie I : History, models and documentation / Storia, modelli e documenti

Following the monograph devoted to the Lui, this volume focuses on another iconic Lambretta the TV-LI Series I. In the history of the Lambretta, the TV and LI Series I laid the foundations of a new engineering concept that revolutionised the traditional model with shaft drive, sold from 1947 to 1958 in hundreds of thousands of examples.
There were numerous innovations characterising this new series of models: the engine adopted a duplex chain transmission with a four-speed gearbox and the cylinder was set horizontally, while in terms of the chassis, the most significant novelties concerned the larger 10" wheels and the dimensions of the bodywork.
No less important were the improvements to the rear suspension, which abandoned the famous torsion bar for a more efficient motorcycle-style spring-damper unit.

For the first time a Lambretta reached a displacement of 170 cc and could offer high performance with a maximum speed of over 100 kph. This model, which went head-to-head with the Vespa 150 GS, is without doubt one of the most sought-after by collectors today.
Even the more tranquil LI 125 and 150 were extremely successful, with thousands of examples of this exceptional Innocenti scooter still on the roads today, appreciated for their incredible robustness and stability.

Vittorio Tessera, "Mr Lambretta," covers the entire technical, industrial and social history of these models, while the book is illustrated with hundreds of photographs.

Author:Vittorio Tessera
Specs:120 pages, 24.5 x 25 x 1.3 cm / 9.7 x 9.8 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2018)
EAN:9788879117159
Book: Lambretta TV/ LI: Prima Series - Serie I : History, models and documentation / Storia, modelli e documenti

Lambretta TV/ LI: Prima Series - Serie I : History, models and documentation / Storia, modelli e documenti

Language: English + Italian

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Lambretta TV / LI Scooterlinea - Terza Serie / Series 3 : Storia, Modelli e Ducumenti / History, Models and Documentation

A book dedicated to a true milestone in the history of the Innocenti scooter: "Scooterlinea 1962", a thoroughly revised Lambretta that was a protagonist on the worldwide scooter scene of the Sixties. Technically known as the "Series III", the new Lambretta was launched late in 1961, initially with the two 125 and 150 cc displacements, later joined by the 175 TV in the spring of 1962.

The third title in the series dedicated to the most important Lambrettas (which include the 'Lambretta Lui' and the 'Lambretta TV/LI Series I'), celebrates a model characterised by sleek and aggressive bodywork and equipped with a front disc brake and an extremely high level of fittings and finish.

Written by Vittorio Tessera, the leading Lambretta historian, the book reviews the complete industrial, technical and social history of the Scooterlinea, drawing on hundreds of previously unpublished contemporary photos in black and white and colour.

Author:Vittorio Tessera
Specs:120 pages, 24.5 x 25.5 x 1.5 cm / 9.7 x 10 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2019)
EAN:9788879117463
Book: Lambretta TV / LI Scooterlinea - Terza Serie / Series 3 : Storia, Modelli e Ducumenti / History, Models and Documentation

Lambretta TV / LI Scooterlinea - Terza Serie / Series 3 : Storia, Modelli e Ducumenti / History, Models and Documentation

Language: English + Italian

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The history of the Lambretta TV 175 and TV/GT 200

The Lambretta TV 175 and TV 200 series three were seen as the natural evolution of the Slimstyle series which had been introduced in late 1961. The TV 175 was regarded as the pinnacle of Lambretta engineering and design by Innocenti, that was challenged by Lambretta Concessionaires and in particular, Peter Agg who felt it could be taken further.
This eventually led to the creation of the TV 200 and in doing so changed Lambretta production forever.

This book is part of The Lambretta History series

Author:Stuart Owen
Specs:28 x 21.5 x 0.2 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.08 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Independently Published (USA, 2021)
EAN:9798593973726
Book: The history of the Lambretta TV 175 and TV/GT 200

The history of the Lambretta TV 175 and TV/GT 200

Language: English

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The evolution of the Lambretta 200: TV 200, SX 200, GP 200

In the early 1960s Innocenti introduced the series three Slimstyle Lambretta with its stunning looks, and innovative engineering making it a world leader.
The TV 175 was seen as the pinnacle of that design and in no way could it be bettered, but some thought different. The motorway age had dawned meaning vehicles with greater power and speed were now in vogue but could this include the Lambretta.
Despite a reluctance to join the race Innocenti finally gave in when in 1963 they produced the TV 200 the most powerful Lambretta to date.

Throughout the rest of the decade, the 200 cc Lambretta continued to evolve through the SX and GP models creating an ever-lasting legacy.
For the first time all three models the TV 200, SX 200, and GP 200 are thoroughly examined and compared against each other.

Author:Stuart Owen
Specs:68 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.4 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.16 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:Independently Published (USA, 2022)
EAN:9798446036165
Book: The evolution of the Lambretta 200: TV 200, SX 200, GP 200

The evolution of the Lambretta 200: TV 200, SX 200, GP 200

Language: English

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The history guide of the Lambretta SX 150 and SX 200

The SX 150 and SX 200 are regarded as two of the finest Lambretta models Innocenti ever produced. Though launched in separate years both were responsible for keeping the brand going at a time when two-wheeled sales were in steady decline.

The SX 200 is regarded by many as the ?nest scooter ever made with devotees all over the world, whereas the SX 150 has allways been classed as its smailer brother and never got the acclaim it should have done. Both have gained iconic status since and continue to be in demand more than 50 years after their demise.

Researched from original factory documents and press releases it traces the history of both machines as they evolved. Also including technical specifications, colour charts and publicity information surrounding the time of their launch and continued production.
Full of colour and black and white images your perfect guide about two of the finest Lambretta models ever built.

Author:Stuart Owen
Specs:40 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.2 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.08 in, paperback
Illustrations:75 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2021)
EAN:9781542785402
Book: The history guide of the Lambretta SX 150 and SX 200

The history guide of the Lambretta SX 150 and SX 200

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024