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​The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction

Article By Ministry of Bikes

Posted on 26 Mar 2017

The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction


The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction


This is the world’s oldest Vespa and it’s currently up for auction on the Catawiki auction site. The Vespa, produced in 1946, carries a 98 cc 2-stroke engine with forced air-cooling and a 3-speed gearbox, and was completely hand soldered and created by Corradino d’Ascanio.

Surprisingly, the Vespa from Piaggio’s ‘0 series’ is in working condition and is currently located in Reggio Emilia, Italy, along with all relevant documents and registration papers. The scooter is likely to be the first Vespa to be ridden out on Italian roads, so it would be pretty cool to say it now belonged to you.

The Vespa is estimated to go for £217,030-£282,130. Bidding began on Thursday 23rd March and is expected to last around 5 days.


The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction

The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction

The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction

The World’s Oldest Vespa up for auction

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