This, believe it or not, is a scooter capable of 40 mph (60 kph). It’s the Centaur, a folding two-wheeler built from 1960 until 1965. It was designed by James Wilford Foster, Lambretta’s US importer, and built by the American Motor Scooter Company. Want to see what it looks like open? Bob Stein of Caroholic can show you.
For an even more unusual scooter, check out this Honda Ruckus from the Californian shop Rucksters.