2017 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
Lot
6

c1974 Vespa Piaggio Sprint 150cc Scooter

$7,300

Sold

Specifications

Engine Single-cylinder, 145.5cc
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Colour Blue
Trim White

Description

This lot is no longer available

Idolised by the young people for generations, made famous by celebrities like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday and produced all over the world, the Vespa came to symbolise Italy more than just about any other product.  Instantly recognisable and found in just about every corner of the globe, the Vespa revolutionised mass transportation in the immediate post-war period.  At a time when the car was beyond the reach of most Europeans, the scooter gave millions of people the freedom of movement and proved the ideal solution for getting around increasingly crowded cities.  The Vespa Sprint offered here remained in production from 1965 until 1974 and featured a 150cc engine rated at 7.1 horsepower at 5000 rpm, Dell'Orto carburettor and four-speed constant mesh gearbox.  Easy to maintain and cheap to run, the Vespa is an ideal choice as a classic commuter vehicle today, with excellent support available from clubs and specialists around the world.  Why ride a boring modern scooter when you could arrive on a style icon?