• Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    175422
  • Lot number 
    242
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

c.1951 Piaggio 125cc Vespa 'Low Light'
Frame no. unable to locate
Engine no. 175422

Together with the rival Lambretta, the Piaggio-built Vespa mobilised an entire generation of Italians in the immediate post-war years and would go on to become part of youth culture in the 1960s as favourite transport of the fashion conscious 'Mods'. Since its introduction in 1946, millions have been made and countless different versions have come and gone, yet the Vespa of today remains recognisably related to the first one made some 60 years ago. Classic? Most definitely. Still wearing its old Italian registration plate, this Vespa is an example of the early 'Low Light' model (the headlight moved to the handlebars for 1953). Also carrying a fake 'tax disc' stating that it was restored by Graham Kirkland in 2006, the machine would benefit from detailing and re-commissioning before returning to the road. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401