UNKNOWN FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT VINTAGE VESPA
Design classic and symbol of the “dolce vita", the Vespa turns 70 on April 23 and Italy’s most celebrated scooter is buzzing along nicely after tripling sales in the last decade. It was in Florence that the wasp-shaped two-wheeler was born, Enrico Piaggio having registered the patent in the Tuscan capital on April 23, 1946. Seventy years later, more than 18 million models have been sold. Recently, Piaggio is marking the 70th anniversary of the iconic Vespa scooter with a special commemorative series of models, including the nippy Vespa Primavera, the sporty GTS (in 125cc and 300cc versions) and the timeless PX. At present, vintage Vespa parts are also quite popular.