Meet the Oldest Vespa in the World

Would you pay $300,000 for this Vespa?

Meet the oldest Vespa in the world. Built in 1946 as a part of a limited series of only 60 units, it’s the third unit to be assembled – and the oldest Vespa alive. 

While units 1001 and 1002 no longer exist, this one is in “very good” condition and has registration papers, according to Catawiki, the auctioneer to sell the vintage Vespa. 

The scooter belong to the “0 series”, also known as “pre-series”, including 60 units, built by hand, beating the steel plates on wooden masks. It features a 98 cc single cylinder engine with forced air-cooling and a 3 speed gearbox. 

The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Reggio nell'emilia (Italy). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense, and are payable directly to the seller.

Catawiki estimates a €250,000 – €325,000 sale value. The lot closes tomorrow – 27th of March, and the current bid is € 182,499. The next minimum bid – € 192,499.

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