Ferdinando Innocenti

Tuesday 1st September 1891

Born on this day, Ferdinando Innocenti, Italian businessman who founded the machinery-works company Innocenti and was the creator of the Lambretta motorscooter. By 1966, BMC models – primarily at that date versions of the Mini and the Austin/Morris 1100, assembled to a high standard at Innocenti’s Milan plant – accounted for three percent of the Italian passenger car market.

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