AN AUCTION OF VINTAGE MODELS: MORE THAN 30 VEHICLES SELECTED BY VIENNA’S “DOROTHEUM” OLDEST AUCTION HOUSE ESTABLISHED IN 1707, THE LARGEST IN EUROPE. THE RAREST ITEMS INCLUDE A VESPA 98 FROM 1947 ESTIMATED AT BETWEEN 45,000 AND 65,000 EURO AND A VESPA 125 FROM 1948 WORTH AS MUCH AS 35,000 EURO.
22 May 2019 – That the Vespa, the world’s most popular and best-loved scooter, retains its indisputable original charm over time, as well as its market value, is an established fact. Crowds of collectors from every continent are well aware of this and jealously conserve the rarest and most special “items” from the various special series and limited editions.
Confirming this, Vienna-based “Dorotheum”, Europe’s largest (and oldest) auction house (founded in 1707) has decided to put 30 selected vintage models under the hammer; they can be seen from 22 to 24 May 2019, before the auction to be held at 3 p.m. on 24 May at the Vösendorf in Vienna, where Dorotheum runs its competence centre for automobiles and motorcycles, machinery and technical equipment from institutions and private individuals, to be put up for auction.
“SOLO VESPA. QUASI” (Only Vespa. Almost) is the title of the auction Dorotheum is devoting to the legendary scooter. It includes some of the most valuable and highly sought-after two-wheelers, with estimates ranging from a minimum of 2,000 euro, for a Vespa PK 50 from 1989, to a maximum of 65,000 euro for a rare Vespa 98 from 1947, the same model as the original scooter produced by Piaggio at its Pontedera factory in 1946, and without interruption since then. 73 years …
The original Vespa, the first 98 model from 1946.
The following photos are taken from the official website of the Viennese auction house: an extract from the Vespa lots… which are worth a fortune!
THE HISTORIC VESPA COLLECTION TO ADMIRE AT THE PIAGGIO MUSEUM IN PONTEDERA: