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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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1946 Vespa 98

Engine Size: 98cc

First Produced: 1946

1946 Vespa 98cc.

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

Engine Size: 125cc

First Produced: 1948

1948 Vespa 125

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

Engine Size: 125cc

First Produced: 1951

1951 Vespa 125 Sport

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 Gran Sport VS1

Engine Size: 150cc

First Produced: 1955

1955 Vespa 150 GS

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)

Engine Size: 98cc

First Produced: 1946

1958 Vespa 125 VNA2

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

Engine Size: 150cc

First Produced: 1958

Vespa 150GS VS5 1958

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

Engine Size: 150cc

First Produced: 1958

1958 Vespa 150

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

Engine Size: 50cc

First Produced: 1963

1963 Vespa 50

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.

1966 Vespa 90 Super Sprint

Engine Size: 90cc

First Produced: 1966

Vespa 90 Super Sprint 1966

This model was fitted with a smaller bulged legshield and a glove box designed to look like an auxiliary fuel tank just over the spare wheel. These models were only produced in 3 colors: brillant red, blue or white & are amongst the most sought after by collectors.

1967 Vespa 125 Primavera

Engine Size: 125cc

First Produced: 1967

1967 Vespa 125 Primavera

The Primavera has an engine of 121.17cc, a bigger round headlight, bigger handlebars, a four speed gear-box and 10" wheels. The total weight is just 73 kg and so with the 4 speed gearbox it is capable of 85km/h top speed, and 70km/h cruising speed. Another feature of this model is that it has a longer chassis making it easier to carry a passenger.

1968 Vespa 180 Rally

Engine Size: 180cc

First Produced: 1968

1968 Vespa 180 Rally

This model is the improved version of the Vespa 180SS previously manufactured. It boasted a completely new engine and chassis as well as cosmetic changes to the handlebars and saddle. The Vespa Rally 180 still remains one of the most successful models and was produced from 1968 to 1973 with a total of over 26,000 vehicles built.

1970 Vespa 50 with pedals!!

Engine Size: 50cc

First Produced: 1970

1970 Vespa 50cc with pedals

The Vespa 50 was marketed in France & underwent a transformation in order to adapt to French regulations. This model had to be adapted by Piaggio to enable the mounting of the pedals, as French law stated that pedals must be present on all two-wheeled vehicles. Being a bit of a curiosity this model is now highly sought after by collectors.

1973 Vespa 50 Special

Engine Size: 50cc

First Produced: 1973

1973 Vespa 50 Special

This photo shows the 1973 version of the Vespa 50 which was first available from 1969. It only had minor cosmetic differences & was ever popular amongst the younger population all over the world. There was also a limited production of an electric start model from 1969 which was mainly for Italian & UK markets. Needless to say these models are hard to come by.

1976 Vespa 125 ET3

Engine Size: 125cc

First Produced: 1975

Vespa 125 ET3 - 1976

Commissioned specifically for the export market, the Vespa ET3 125 had electronic ignition & the same features as the Italian ET3 such as the seat, the fan cover and the range of colors. It was particularly popular in Japan, where it remained on sale until the mid-nineties.

1976 Vespa Rally 200

Engine Size: 200cc

First Produced: 1976

1976 Vespa Rally 200

After the great success of the Vespa 180 Piaggio developed a model that was powered by a 200cc engine. The response to this new product was amazing, with people waiting months to take delivery of one. The Vespa Rally 200 is recognisable by the stylish graphics & at the time it had the most powerful engine with electronic ignition. Over 41,700 units of this model were produced between 1972 to 1979.

1978 Vespa 125 PX

Engine Size: 125cc

First Produced: 1978

1978 Vespa PX125

Presented at the Milan Show in 1977 as the new Vespa PX 125, this model became a loved by the youth market. The square lines and the larger chassis make the PX instantly recognizable. There was a speedometer on the handlebars, which was completely redesigned and this model was highly innovative due to its updated front suspension with a telescopic shock absorber.

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