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An iconic and classic UK smallframe Piaggio Vespa.
Chrome footboard runners, Piaggio shield badge, chrome rear view mirror, Veglia-Bressel mph/odometer, black leather spare wheel cover, chrome horn cover, light control switch, fuel on/reserve valve, engine kill switch, kick starter.
The smallframe Vespa is one of the last of the Vespa designs to be penned by Corradano D’Ascanio, the designer of the first Vespa and this beautiful example is finished in Ivory White. Elegant and outstanding simplicity is enhanced with wonderful chrome enhancements all in fabulous clean condition. The black seat material matches the spare wheel cover and is immaculate. A few minor markings mainly to the foot area will not disappoint those seeking a prime example. The Piaggio logo can be seen in the grips and along with all the badges offer a glorious spectacle of classic scooter nostalgia.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2-stroke single cylinder fan cooled engine operates with vigour having been bored out to a 130cc displacement. The four-speed direct transmission operates correctly and enables rapid progress.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Vespa 10” polished aluminium cast wheels with matching chrome and Ivory White centres look fabulous and give the scooter a chic appearance. New Continental 3.00 – 10 tubeless tyres are fitted front, rear and spare. Expansion type brakes with flexible control cables operate correctly.
Registered new in the UK on the 14th July 1970 this Vespa has a total of seven former keepers. The most recent of which being a successful Italian restaurant entrepreneur who had memorabilia on display for diners to marvel at while enjoying authentic cuisine. Fortunately, Mr Salerno also enjoyed riding his machines, so numerous invoices are included revealing expenditure to keep the bike road legal.
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