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Lot 201: Vespa Faro Basso

Techno Classica, Coys (2 April 2011)

The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy, to becoming now Europe's largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles.

The very rare Faro Basso (Fender Light) model, as seen in the movie Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, has become extremely hard to find even in its birth place of Italy, and as such is highly sought after by collectors of Vespa scooters worldwide.

Finished in a very stylish shade of bronze, this 1954 example is described as being in perfect condition - what better way enjoy the summer than to scoot around in such style!

Lot Details
Auction Techno Classica
Coys, Essen, Germany
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number201
Estimate€3000-€6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)€892
Year1954
Condition rating1
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Mileage-
Chassis number002498
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