If you’re a fan of curvy Lambrettas you’ll no doubt have caught sight of one of the cleanest, slickest new custom Series Ones around. It’s a Midlands based scooter, belonging to Dave Arnold and we recently wrote a feature about it for our friends over at Scooternova Magazine.
The scooter is featured in issue 4 of the magazine so we don’t want to repeat things here but thought you might like to hear the owner talking us through a few of the reasons/accidents behind the name and the chosen colour scheme. If you’d like to read the full story about Number 13, you can grab a copy of Scooternova issue 4 here or treat yourself to a year’s subscription of issues 4-9.
Number 13 – the lowdown
Owner: Dave Arnold
Scooter club: Hucknall Blue Boar
Scooter Name: Lucky 13
Scooter: 1959 Lambretta Series 1
Engine details: TS1 240, GT 62mm crank, Avanti head, V-Force reedblock, GP 200 gearbox – 46-19, AF cassette clutch, Iwis chain, Tino Safe layshaft, Variatronic ignition, Darrell Taylor exhaust
Engine builder/tuner: Rob Miller (Simply Retro) built the engine, Richard Folkes Smith built and tuned the top end
Body mods: Smoothed out rear end, frenched in stop light
Engineering mods/upgrades: One-off seat fabricated by Adam @ Advance Designs, covered by Corky
Paint details: Racepaint UK
Painter: Terry Chambers
Other details: 24-carat gold plating by Rob @ RM Polishing and Gold Plating
Any other credits: Massive thanks to Rob @ Simply Retro for going the extra mile to build my dream scooter, way beyond my expectations.
Number 13 in pictures…
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