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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7 Rarest and most sought after of Vespa scooters

Vespa scooter is one of the two-wheeled vehicles that became the target of many people, especially the scooter lovers.

The longer the life of the Vespa, the higher the selling price. Understandably because Vespa scooters were first produced in 1943.

Here are the 7 rarest and most sought after of Vespa scooters.

1. 1943 Vespa MP5 Paperino
Vespa MP5 Paperino became the first Vespa scooter produced by Piaggio in 1943. This prototype, designed by the engineer Renzo Spolti and coded MP5 (Moto Piaggio 5), was christened "Paperino", that is "Donald Duck", by the workers. But Enrico Piaggio didn't like it, and passed the job over to Corradino d’Ascanio to review the project and build something different, more advanced both technically and stylistically.
1943 Vespa MP5 Paperino. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2g423VZ)
Since this is the oldest Vespa scooter and about one hundred Paperinos were produced, it is not surprising to be the rarest and most hunted by the collectors and antique scooter lovers around the globe.

2. 1945 Vespa MP6
This scooter was designed by Corradino d’Ascanio after he took the job of designing a simple vehicle tough, economic and elegant and first produced in 1946. The MP6 prototype, was still without a name when in September 1945 was presented  to Enrico Piaggio, who, exclaimed: "Sembra una vespa!" ("It resembles a wasp!"). And since then the name stuck. 
1945 Vespa MP6. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wGKezd)
The absence of the engine cooling fan, the brake lever on the left side instead of the right, the horn under the saddle, the footboard’s aluminium laths, and the aeronautical symbol on the front shield are the most important differences between the MP6 and the future versions of the Vespa. And these Vespa MP6 is considered the beginning milestone of the Vespa known as a the world's scooter pioneer.

3. 1946 Vespa 98
Although the scooter's name is Vespa 98, but that does not mean these Vespa scooter was produced in 1998. These Vespa scooter was produced in 1946 with a design made specifically for the streets in Europe at that time that is still in poor condition and a total of 2,484 were produced in its first year of life.

1946 Vespa 98. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2i0Kjvm)
Recorded on March 28, 2017, a 1946 Vespa 98 with chassis number 1003 which is one of the first 60 scooters of Piaggio's production has been sold in an auction for $195,748 or equivalent to Rp.2.6 billion.

4. 1947 Vespa 98 Corsa
In 1947, when in Italy began to be filled with many circuit of scooter races. This prompted Piaggio to capitalize these opportunities by making the Vespa 98 Corsa which has a more aggressive speed compared to other scooters on that time. This first fabulous race Vespa was conceived for participation in various circuit races. With it, Piaggio dealers could enter their participation in speed contests.
1947 Vespa 98 Corsa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2g4LCbQ)

5. 1949 Vespa 125 Circuito
In 1949, Piaggio produced a new type of racing scooter with a rather unique design from their previous racing scooter production. This scooter uses a 125cc engine, and the Vespa 125 Circuito was created with the aim of putting forward its automotive sector that more nimble and powerful.
1949 Vespa 125 Circuito. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2g3VjaG)

6. 1953 Vespa 125 U
The Vespa 125 U is a scooter manufactured by Piaggio in 1953 as an "economy" model, the "U" standing for "utility" and included one of the most hunted scooter by collectors from all over the world. Noted, Piaggio produce this scooter as much as 7 thousand units only, no wonder if this type of scooter is very rare. Besides, the Vespa 125 U is also noted as the first Vespa scooter to use the lights on the handlebar.
1953 Vespa 125 U. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yzNwJ0)

7. 1955 Vespa 150 SideCar
This Vespa scooter became a hunt for the collectors because it has a form that is very unique. In addition, these Vespa scooter is the first to use a 150cc engine. These scooter has a good performance so it gets a lot of praise from scooter fans at that time.
1955 Vespa 150 SideCar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2y4uQAu)
That's the 7 rarest and most sought after of Vespa scooters by collectors and enthusiasts of antique scooters from around the world.

Those scooters mentioned above are no match when compared with the current motorcycle, especially the performance. But that's not what makes those Vespa scooters become the target of many people. They are certainly interested in their unique shapes and the value of history that lays on the figure of the Vespa scooters.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.... ••• [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MUSEO PIAGGIO]
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