1946 Piaggio Vespa


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    10 000 km / 6 214 mi
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Piaggio - Vespa 98 cc - Serie 0 - 1946Frame No.: 1003 This is the oldest Vespa in the world.It belongs to the “0 series” also known as “pre-series” including approximately 60 units.Virtually built by hand,beating the steel plates on wooden masks.Completely hand solderedA tutorial restoration has been performed in order to show the construction technique, used in the “0 series”.The paint has been stripped off (no sandblasting) and the plate has been protected with clear coat.This is the earliest example of the Piaggio masterpiece, as created by Corradino d’Ascanio.Single cylinder 98 cc 2-stroke engine with forced air cooling - 3-speed gearboxIn working condition Italian documents in orderFrame no.: 1003Engine no.: 014This Vespa is located in Reggio Emilia, ItalyClick here to visit the auction