2021 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction

c.1962 Vespa Piaggio 150cc Scooter





Engine 150cc single cylinder
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Body Work Scooter
Colour Blue/cream
Trim Tan
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drum/drum


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The Vespa has become something of a cult object in recent years, worshipped by enthusiasts around the world and thoroughly transcending the original design brief to provide cheap transportation to millions of Italians. Popularised using clever marketing and an association with celebrities, the Vespa is perhaps best remembered for its role in ‘Roman Holiday’ starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The Vespa is the Godfather of scooters and can be found on pavements outside the hippest cafes and bars today thanks to the recent revival. 
The arrival of the VBA model in 1958 saw the most significant change to the original Vespa design to that point. Sitting on a narrower frame, the body was subtly changed in shape, some minor controls relocated, and the whole design freshened up. A classic Vespa scooter makes an ideal choice of commuter vehicle, being reliable, easy, and cheap to maintain but with loads of style.