www.VespaSidecar.com  Restoration of Vintage Vespa

Models of Vespa available

     The most common models are Vespa Super and Sprint from 70s and Vespa VBB from 60s. Also PTS Small frame. We can do also a replica if you want some models not available... more info 



VESPA SUPER. VBC 150cc & VNC 125cc  1965-76 

     The Vespa Super was successor to the venerable Vespa 125 and 150 VNA/VBB. It had a similar layout, but had updated styling that matched the other contemporaneous largeframe Vespas. While the largeframe Vespas with 10" wheels had evolved over time in their styling and design, the 8" wheeled models had soldiered on through to the mid-60's with only very minor changes from the 50's. Their gentle curves began to seem out of step with the times, and the rest of the Vespa lineup, which had by then sported a more angular look. Piaggio totally redesigned the look of the most basic of the largframes with the introduction of the Super.

VESPA SPRINT & VELOCE   1965-74 (Sprint), 1969-79 (Sprint Veloce)  

     The Vespa Sprint was the successor to the G.L. It had a similar layout and design, but had updated styling that matched the other contemporaneous large frame Vespas. The scooter came in two different versions. Early models, called the Vespa Sprint, were made until 1968. Later models, called the Vespa Sprint Veloce, were made beginning in 1969. Sprints were also sold by the Sears department stores for one year only in 1967. These are covered in the "Allstate" section of the Buyers' Guide.


VESPA VBB 150cc & VNA-B-C 125cc VBA/VBB 150cc (1958-67) VNA/VNB 125cc (1957-66).

     The VBA/VBB Vespas get their name from the prefixes of their VIN numbers. The VBA/VBB were the successor to the handlebar "widebody" Vespas. The VBA/VBB was the 150cc models and VNA/VNB was the prefix for the 125cc models. The "A" were the first ones produced, and were then followed by the "B" models when the rear of the frame was flattened out. In following the handlebar Vespas, these scooters had a completely new body and motor design which was the basis for almost all following largeframe Vespas.

     The engine was a rotary inducted design which increased reliability, fuel consumption, and decreased oil consumption as compared with the piston-ported handlebar motor. The carburetor was relocated from under the seat to the top of the motor case.

     The chassis was narrowed a bit and restyled to match. An enclosed headset now replaced the open handlebars on all models, while on the other hand, the eight-inch wheel set up of the older models was retained. The VBB replaced the VBA in 1960 and introduced a much-needed four-speed gearbox to the smaller scooters.

     Four gears had previously been reserved only for the top of the line Gran Sport. Furthermore, VBB had aluminum trim on the cowls and a flat section under the tail-light to affix a license plate. All of these scooters were styled and engineered well, and the VBB/VBA are as beautiful and classic a design as the G.S. 150.




      The Vespa had been extremely popular throughout the 1950's, but by the early 60's it became clear that new designs were needed to keep Piaggio at the forefront of scooter sales. One problem hindering sales were new rules and regulations in place in much of Europe that limited who could qualify for a motorcycle license. 

     Fifty cubic centimeter motors were exempt from these license and age restrictions, and Piaggio decided to jump into this niche with a new scooter. It was an area of the market that had previously been the exclusive purview of mopeds. Piaggio's decision to enter this market and build the smallframe Vespa proved to be one of the best choices they ever made.

     The Vespa 50 ended up being the highest selling scooter in Piaggio's history and one of the highest-selling vehicles of all time. Indeed, they were so popular that the classic-styled smallframes were produced from the early 1960's.

Vespa Faro Basso and 50s years. HANDLEBAR

     These models of Vespas was started to be produced in 1948. Some models of Vespas were made before but not in series and commercialize for everyone, just a prototipe.

     There are a few versions of this model with some little variants in sidepanel, handlebar, etc... but 90% same.

   There were a few different licensed manufactures companies in the 50,s depending on the country where Vespas were produced;       Vespa Douglas in England, Vespa Hoffman in Germany, ACMA in France, and MotoVespa in Spain.

Now you can have a replica from us... more info