The Ardent Baby is a very rare machine. Not many were made and few survive outside museuums 60 years later.
But this particular one is rarer still, being the first version, with the chainset, casing and chains on the left side - in 1950, the engine was reversed.
The VAP4 engine functions well, and the scooter is totally rideable.
Image and description kindly supplied by BuyVintage.co.uk