1970 Vespa 150cc Scooter with Commercial Sidecar

Make: Vespa
Model: 150cc Scooter with Commercial Sidecar
Year: 1970
Registration Number: BYD 29J
Frame Number: 112694
Engine Number: 113687
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Mileage: 5023
Sold For: £4400

Lot No: 201

Eat your heart out White Van Man, particularly if you are feeling the pinch in the current economic sadness, here is something which will decimate your outgoings and maybe raise a smile from your fellow road user, rather than the customary scowl. The stylish Vespa scooter has long been a favourite of the young of the nineteen- sixties and seventies, for nipping in and out of city traffic both at home or abroad. The 150cc air cooled engine, with that special sound, has proved to be a very able and tireless workhorse, carrying extraordinary loads in normally inaccessible places.

What a smart and fun combination we have here, a sky blue Vespa from 1970 fitted with a rare commercial sidecar, guaranteed to give miles of smiles and perfect, dare we suggest, for a handy man or even the local Avon lady! It was supplied new by Douglas (Sales and Service) Ltd of Kingswood, Bristol, to a Mrs Lily May Watts of Evercreech, and it appears to have remained in her ownership for a long time. Condition wise now, the Vespa is extremely original and apparently the engine turns over, although a new battery is needed. The commercial sidecar is also in good original condition without any nasty glass fibre cracks, and requires perhaps just a good polish.

Officially, it is a one-owner vehicle, but the current custodian in fact won the Vespa in a card game. He has decided that he has one too many toys in his shed, so it has travelled from south to north Dorset in order to find a new home.

The history file contains a lovely advert for the commercial sidecar, Vespa sales leaflets, two sales brochures, an accessories brochure, an MOT test certificate from 1985, invoices, a Shell maintenance log book, a lubrication chart, a Vespa guarantee and log book and a V5 registration document.

Auction Date: 23 November 2023