The online auction portal Catawiki put up for sale a Vespa 98, one of the first copies made and currently known as the oldest in the world that is in circulation.
Number 3 is the name that this motorcycle receives because it has the number 1003 inscribed on the chassis, which means that it was the third Vespa manufactured, since the numbering began in 1001. The engine power is 3,2 horsepower and it is capable to reach a maximum speed of 60 km / h.
The Italian brand began production of the Piaggio 6 (MP6) motorcycle, belonging to the “0 Series”, in 1946 with a first batch of 60 copies, of which only three survived.
The manufacture of said Vespa was done in an artisanal way by hitting the sheet on the wood and it was completely welded by hand. Later its production was industrialized and extended to 15.000 copies.
Today it is recognized as one of the symbols of the postwar period. The bid ends on March 28 and it has already reached 160.000 euros.[sam_pro id = "0_2" codes = "true"]