1960 Vespa 150GS

VS-5

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Chassis number 
    VS5T0050324
  • Lot number 
    215
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Colour  
    Grey
  • Location

Description

Without registration
Frame No. VS5T0050324

- Desirable 150 GS version
- One of the best scooters of its time
- Excellent handling
- The King of Vespa

Before the arrival of the GS 150, Vespa scooters were mainly oriented towards purely utilitarian features. But then Vespa suddenly offered qualities that made riding that much more interesting. First called the VS-1, the Gran Sport evolved into the ultimate version of VS-5, the most powerful being produced from 1959 to 1962. With an engine developing 8bhp at 7500rpm, and with a four-speed box, the little wasp was getting on to nearly 100 km/h, while providing roadholding superior than most of its competitors and bettering most of the sister machines from the brand.

This example of a Vespa 150 GS is presented in a sympathetic condition. It was bought unregistered in 1980 from Daddario in Turin by a collector from Alessandria who then sold it to our enthusiast. Offering the performance of one of the best scooters of its day, and presented in grey with black upholstery, it will offer a chic and convenient way to travel, once it has its collectors' registration.