1959 Piaggio Vespa VTA 125 L

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  • Extensive recent rebuild 
  • Detailed retro ‘aged’ look 
  • New engine, fuel tank and rewired 
  • Distinctive and unusual Vespa 

The Appeal

For certain classic scooter collectors, this unusual Vespa L may be the best of both worlds. It looks like a well used, classic ‘59 Vespa, but it runs very much like a brand new one. 
That unusual combination is down to the comprehensive recent restoration by the seller. The paintwork was stripped back and refinished in a retro used style, not unlike the rat look popular with car customisers. Beneath that there is a brand new 125cc engine. It has also been fully rewired and re-cabled and fitted with a new fuel tank. The new parts continue with a replacement quality Aquila saddle, new tyres and new side steps and odometer. 
As an alternative to a restored scooter in ‘just left the showroom’ condition, this one looks very tempting. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 1959 
  • VTA prefix Vespa L with 125cc engine 
  • Chassis number VTA30860
  • Restored and rebuilt by seller
  • Photographic record of restoration process
  • Carries Belgium registration 

The Condition

  • Recently restored by seller with deliberate ‘rat look’ 
  • Bare metal respray in red as documented in photographs 
  • Very solid and well kept bodywork that retains the light imperfections of age
  • Aged and deliberately patinated bodywork finished to a high standard
  • Well detailed with interesting and appropriate decals 
  • Recently fitted with a quality Aquila saddle 
  • Original wheel rims and spare but with brand new tyres
  • New side steps and odometer fitted

The Mechanics

  • New LML 125cc engine recently fitted 
  • Scooter has covered very few miles since completion 
  • New mechanical cables and wiring 
  • New fuel tank 
  • Runs and rides very well according to seller
  • No reported running or riding issues 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1959
  • Make Piaggio
  • Model Vespa PX125
  • Colour Red
  • Engine size 125
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Laarne
  • Country Belgium
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
12 Bids from 8 bidders
  • Richard•••• €2,500 19/07/24
  • Chapman•••• €2,300 19/07/24
  • james-w•••• €2,100 18/07/24
  • walker.•••• €2,000 18/07/24
  • jean-cl•••• €1,600 18/07/24
  • james-w•••• €1,500 18/07/24
  • jean-cl•••• €1,400 18/07/24
  • james-w•••• €1,300 17/07/24
  • bl745@h•••• €1,200 17/07/24
  • james-w•••• €1,100 16/07/24

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