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The terms ‘high-performance’ and ‘scooter’ usually fit together about as well as pickles and peanut butter but Stuart Owen has customized his 1970 Lambretta to be among the fastest in the world. Owen, a former fish wholesaler who now runs a scooter customizing business, currently holds the fastest speed achieved by a Lambretta on British soil at 117.3 mph.
In addition to beating British titles and breaking track times, Owen, has handily beaten 250cc motorcycles during many races. He is now parting with his prized Lambretta so will be entering his two-wheeler into the auction at the 29th International Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford’s County Showground on April 25-26. Auctioneer Bonhams has slapped a reserve price of £7,500 on the Lambretta, which has been lengthened, chopped, lightened and tuned. If your favorite movie happens to be Quadrophenia and you have £10,000 burning a hole in your pocket, this may be the ride you’ve been waiting for.