1970 Vespa Super Sprint 90
The first ever Vespa scooter was released to the world from an exclusive Rome golf club in April 1946. On the leg shield was an embossed logo which replaced the previous Piaggio Aircraft emblem; the Vespa story had started. This new, functional and innovative mode of transport was an instant success with Romans & almost overnight these amazing little machines were in most Italian homes. Vespa’s incredible success gained extensive media interest as well as public curiosity, surprise and even scepticism. The first sales of Vespa were managed through a small dealer network and the price of the standard model was 55,000 lire (aprox $44AUD), while the deluxe version was sold for 66,000 lire (approx. #53AUD).
The Vespa SS (Super Sprint) 90, or Wasp as it is also known, was undoubtedly the most original designed by Vespa. The rider leg shield got reduced in size and the top box objects were placed between the seat and the handlebars. The spare wheel, like for the 1955Vespa GS, was housed within the center of the footrest platform. The 90 SS, like the Vespa 50, is among the most sought after of the entire Vespa product range, and is a genuine collectors item.
This lovely piece of motorcycling history was faithfully restored by a German collector who sold it to the previous Italian owner, Gerardo Montanarella, in 2010. The Wasp’s original Italian documents (booklet & license plate) were released to Gerardo after cross-checks between the Italian Ministry Of Engineering and German Central Vehicle Register, and Piaggio, which confirmed and established the authenticity of the SS90 Wasp. The scooter remained in the Montanarella family from 2010 to 2016 before being purchased by the current owner, and was imported by Raidermoto.
Owing to the scarcity of the SS90 Wasp, many replicas and deliberate forgeries have been produced over the years, making due diligence essential. Before purchasing this scooter was inspected by our long-time Italian agent, Massimiliano Timi, who verified the chassis number with Piaggio and secured a letter of authenticity from Piaggio confirming this to be a genuine 1970 Super Sprint. Along with this official document are Italian Government papers confirming the Wasp was inspected and verified by the Italian Ministry of Engineering. It is sold with 2 carburetors, a 16/16 and 19/19, as well as a second speedometer increasing top speed reading from 100 to 120 Km / h.
The link below will take you to the Vespa enthusiast’s web site from which you can confirm the frame/chassis number sequence identifying the model.
This Vespa Super Sprint 90 is located in Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia.
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Stock No: CD-SS90
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