1964 Piaggio Vespa

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    45 mi / 73 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    162
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

"The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. of Pontedera, Italy. Designed by Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini and known as the MP5 (Moto Piaggio no.5). From its inception the Vespa scooter has been known for its painted, pressed steel unibody, which combines a complete cowling for the engine, a flat floorboard and a prominent front fairing. Upon seeing this new design for the first time, Enrico Piaggio exclaimed ‘Sembra una Vespa!’ (It resembles a wasp). The new scooter had been named. This iconic design has featured in displays at the Guggenheim in New York and the Pompidou centre in Paris.
A stunning restored 150cc 1964 Vespa in a modern colour scheme of grey with a tan seat, this example, which starts on the button, has been recently serviced with two new tyres fitted and boasts an original maintenance booklet. This would be a great addition to any showroom or man cave.
Guide Price £4,000 - £6,000"