2008 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction
Lot
6

c.1965 Vespa SS 50 (Replica) Scooter

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melbourne

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Specifications

Engine Single-cylinder, 50cc
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Colour Blue
Trim Black

Description

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From 1965 until 1971, Vespa offered the distinctive high performance Super Sprint variants of both the 50cc and 90cc small-frame scooters, with unique styling that featured raked handlebars, a spare wheel fitted underneath the dummy fuel tank (which doubled as a storage compartment and had a chest pad) and bigger 10-inch wheels. The sporty look was justified by a more powerful engine and chrome-plated exhaust system, making the SS a surprisingly decent performer. The Super Sprint models were only ever made in limited quantities, with a mere 2,525 built (along with a further 5,309 of the larger SS90 models) and they have become one of the most collectible, not to mention valuable, of all vintage Vespas today.