c.1970 Piaggio 49cc Ciao Moped Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. unable to locate

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Lot 572N
c.1970 Piaggio 49cc Ciao Moped
Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. unable to locate

Sold for £ 161 (US$ 207) inc. premium
c.1970 Piaggio 49cc Ciao Moped
Frame no. unable to locate
Engine no. unable to locate
By far and away Piaggio's most famous product is the Vespa motor scooter. Forbidden by the Allies from resuming his aviation business, Enrico Piaggio instructed his chief designer Corradino d'Ascanio to design a scooter, for which he believed a potential market existed, particularly among women. Millions have been made since 1946 and countless different versions come and gone, yet today's Vespa remains recognisably related to the first one made over 60 years ago. Over the years Piaggio's empire has expanded considerably, and the group now owns the Aprilia, Derbi, Gilera, and Moto Guzzi brands. Although its best known, the Vespa was not Piaggio's only two-wheeled product, being built alongside others such as the Ciao moped, which was produced in various forms from 1967 to 2006and also sold as the Vespa Ciao. This apparently original and complete Ciao is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.

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