Lot 197 - 2011 Piaggio Vespa PX125

Lot 197 - 2011 Piaggio Vespa PX125

Lot 197 - 2011 Piaggio Vespa PX125

Lot Number 197
Registration LY11 BGO
Chassis Number ZAPM7410000001307
Engine Number M741M0001680
Odometer reading 13,136 miles
Result Sold - £5,690
  • Used by Simon Callow in ‘The Rebel’
  • Iconic model

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.

This scooter evokes the heady, sharp suited days of the 60’s Mod era. This scooter has been wrapped to give a chrome effect and fitted with the mirrors and flag detailing of a classic Brighton cruiser. Purchased by a private collector in 2018, it has driven one mile since, but has been maintained ‘in house’.

We believe that this Vespa featured in Episode Two of the first series of the Simon Callow television drama, The Rebel. We are advised by the HPI check that this scooter is listed as a category C insurance loss and is supplied with a V5 registration document. There is no better way to take a trip down memory lane than on this modern version of a motoring and design icon. Consigned by Dominic Lake.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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.

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