1950 Vespa V14T "Rod Model"

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Highlights

  • Fully restored Vespa
  • Sandblasted and varnished for a magnificent aluminium look
  • Fitted with a 1951 V32M engine
  • Registered in Belgium

The Appeal

Since its first appearance on the market at the Milan Fair in 1946, the Vespa scooter has been synonymous with the Italian dolce vita. With their simple, easy-to-maintain mechanics and distinctive art deco bodywork, these scooters were strongly inspired by aeronautical designs - and quickly won the hearts of the public.

Many celebrities, from Audrey Hepburn to John Wayne, have been seen on a Vespa, and this utilitarian motorbike has become a symbol of fashion and freedom.

This vintage model has been given the VIP treatment it deserves. Sandblasted down to its bare shell, it has been varnished to preserve its natural metallic patina and given a replacement engine - as well as many new parts.

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1950
  • In the hands of its current owner since 2022
  • Completely restored
  • Engine replaced by a 1951 V32M 125cc engine
  • Original engine included but dismantled and incomplete
  • Comes with registration papers
  • The seller informs us that the car has several invoices for the work carried out

The Condition

  • Remarkable bare metal finish, painted for protection
  • Bodywork in good condition with no apparent problems
  • Aluminium side skirts and front mudguards
  • Seat in good condition with no tears or defects
  • New tyres
  • Underbody in good, solid condition

The Mechanics

  • 125cc two-stroke engine from 1951 V32M scooter
  • Overhauled with new bearings and seals
  • Original engine included but incomplete
  • Many spare parts are included in the sale
  • The seller informs us that the bike runs very well
  • No knowledge of any mechanical problems
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Auction Details
  • Year 1950
  • Make Vespa
  • Model V14T
  • Colour Grey
  • Mileage 100 Kilometres
  • Engine size 125
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Laarne
  • Country Belgium
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
30 Bids
  • je•••• €12,000 12/07/24
  • si•••• €11,750 12/07/24
  • je•••• €11,250 12/07/24
  • si•••• €11,000 12/07/24
  • je•••• €10,750 12/07/24
  • si•••• €10,500 12/07/24
  • je•••• €10,000 12/07/24
  • si•••• €9,900 12/07/24
  • je•••• €9,400 12/07/24
  • si•••• €9,000 12/07/24

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