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Vespas were first manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio who originally were makers of aircraft in Italy. It was designed by Corredino d' Ascanio & intended as an affordable & convenient form of transport ideal for post war requirements. The Vespa (meaning 'wasp' in Italian) is in production to this day, with many or the original styling features still retained.

Vespas were exported to all parts of the world & some countries like Spain & France for instance even manufactured them to their own specifications under licence from Piaggio. You should find Vespas & spare parts available through Ebay in virtually all of the countries listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for through Ebay, we would suggest that you contact one of the many Vespa owners clubs worldwide for help & advice. Failing that, please do not hesitate to e.mail us - we may just have the contact you need!!

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Popular Classic Vespa Models Made in Italy - Identification & Information

1946 Vespa 98

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1946 Vespa 98cc.

Engine Size: 98cc

Year First Manufactured: 1946

Top Speed: 75kmh

Other Info:

Made by Piaggio, originally an aircraft manufacturer in Italy.

The first model was equipped with an external drive shaft between the rear wheel and the engine. The front fork used a drag type wheel with the axle and shock absorber slightly aft of the fork, much the same as the landing gear used by many aircraft.

1948 Vespa 125

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1948 Vespa 125

Engine Size: 125cc

Year First Manufactured: 1948

Other Info:

At the end of 1947 the 98cc version was discontinued in favour of the more powerful engine. Subtle styling changes were made & the front forks were put on the other side of the front wheel to increase stability.

Also the complete engine and transmission assembly was located directly on the rear wheel and supported it by a single shock absorber.

1951 Vespa 125 Sport

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1951 Vespa 125 Sport

Engine Size: 125cc

Year First Manufactured: 1951

Other Info:

Aesthetically very similar to Vespa 125, differed due to the fuel tank benefiting from a wraparound shield and a larger carburetor which was located in the right hand pod. Also the front legshields were trimmed to give less wind resistance.

This is a very rare model with only two survivors known about!!

1955 Vespa 150 GS (Gran Sport) VS1

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1955 Vespa 150 GS

Engine Size: 150cc

Year First Manufactured: 1955

Other Info:

The 150cc motor was introduced during 1954 with a 4 speed manual transmission, a dual seat & it will also use for the first time 10" diameter wheels. The GS model was able to reach a top speed of 100 km/h. A bulbous legshield on this model also helped to reduce the wind drag.

1958 Vespa 125 (VNA2)

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1958 Vespa 125 VNA2

Engine Size: 125cc

Year First Manufactured: 1958

Other Info:

This was the first Vespa with a body made by joining two sheet metal halves. This type of frame had considerable advantages in terms of industrial production and from 1958 started to be used on all models. With the new design a new compact engine was also integrated.

This Vespa was manufactured in two cours - grey & beige.

1958 Vespa 150 GS VS5

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Vespa 150GS VS5 1958

Engine Size: 150cc

Year First Manufactured: 1958

Other Info:

The VS5 version of 1958 was equipped with a fan shaped speedometer and a fully chromed tail light with integrated brake light. It also had an improved braking system and the Piaggio crest on the front.

The Vespa 150 GS (VS5) model holds the record for the number of units built (80 000) and was produced between 1958 and 1961.

1958 Vespa 150 VBA

Technical Specifications

1958 Vespa 150

Engine Size: 150cc

Year First Manufactured: 1958

Other Info:

This is the basin model. Unlike the 150 GS which is fitted with 10" wheels, this model is fitted with 8" wheels. The wheel fittings are also different of those on the GS. Another important difference is the gear box, only 3 gears on the basic 150, and 4 on the GS.

Chrome accessories, wing embellishers, front bumper and the rear seat were in option.

1963 Vespa 50

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1963 Vespa 50

Engine Size: 50cc

Year First Manufactured: 1963

Other Info:

This model was the last one designed by Corredino d' Ascanio & was aimed at the emerging younger market where in some countries no driving licence was necessary & could be driven by those as young as 14 years old.

From its launch in 1963 more than 3 million 50cc Vespas has been produced.

 

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