Lot 152 - 1964 Piaggio Vespa 150cc
|Odometer reading||45 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,094|
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). Upon seeing this new design for the first time, Enrico Piaggio exclaimed ‘Sembra una Vespa!’ (It resembles a wasp).
A stunning restored and rare 150cc 1964 Vespa presented in a modern colour scheme of grey with a tan seat, this example, serviced in 2021 with two new tyres fitted also boasts an original maintenance booklet. Period Vespa’s are becoming increasingly popular as perfect collector additions to any showroom or man cave but equally could be the retro mode of transport.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.