Snapshot, 1955: Ladies, start your engines

It’s summer 1955, and there’s no better time for a ride. The obvious choice of vehicle on this warm, sunny day is the perpetually entertaining Vespa. But if you’re looking to get on one soon, you’ll need to act fast, as they’re being snatched up rather quickly…

There’s no other quintessential summer ‘ride’ than a Vespa. With its peppy little motor, open-air driving, and the perfect seat for two, it screams free, uninhibited holiday fun. And after seeing Audrey Hepburn cosy up to Gregory Peck on one in Roman Holiday, every holidaymaker wants to try it out for themselves. Who knows, maybe it’ll take them on a romantic holiday adventure of their own?

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