September 2018 – The Ape Calessino dates back to the immediate post-war period and continues to thrive today, thanks to its ability to keep up with the times without ever betraying its roots. As far back as the 50s, Ape was building its timeless appeal, linking its image to shots of Hollywood stars in villages across the Mediterranean islands, celebrities who were often followed by paparazzi and photographed on the Ape they would use to get around the holiday resort.
Ape Calessino enjoyed enormous success as a result, becoming a star of the celebrity world in legendary destinations such as Capri, Ischia, Portofino and Forte dei Marmi. Reborn in 2007 and directly inspired by those roaring years, Ape Calessino has experienced amazing success thanks not only to its congenial reputation but also its extraordinary versatility.
As Ape celebrates its seventieth anniversary, Ape Calessino 70° is born, a special limited edition version comprising just 70 numbered units. A tribute to the history of a vehicle with unique personality, the perfect combination of modernity and typical Italian tradition.
Ape Calessino 70° represents a lifestyle, a refined symbol of elegant and exclusive minimalism that breaks free of frenetic rhythms to regain an awareness of places, people, friendships. The traditional robustness and handling of the Ape, ensured by the reduced turning circle, manual gearbox and tried and tested engine, are enriched with timeless style solutions and a polished finish that complete this exclusive object, to be experienced and driven with pleasure.
Ape Calessino 70° stands out for its dedicated Neptune Blue livery, a brand-new interpretation of classic yachting colours, while inside the driver and passenger seats, sand in colour and with a traditional 'saddle' design, are enhanced with a trim to match the chassis, a detail that is also replicated on the spare wheel cover. A commemorative 70th plate is attached to both the front guard and the rear, while inside, a plate bears the progressive number of the vehicle.
Each of the 70 examples of Ape Calessino 70° will be delivered along with an elegant leather document wallet with commemorative plate and an exclusive key ring from the same line.
APE CALESSINO: STAND OUT IN PLEIN AIR. Every single detail makes Ape Calessino a unique product: the curved shape of the front mudguard, the doors and canvas roof mounted on polished stainless structures, the rear light set with three distinct circular indicators... all of which enhance the attractive retro line.
Its strong personality, combined with its reduced dimensions and exceptional handling, make for an unrivalled blend of style and efficiency. This means Ape Calessino is particularly suited to the transportation of people in a tourist setting, at resorts and exclusive hotels, as well as for transportation within theme parks, sports centres and water parks.
Considering it is mainly used in historic centres and green areas, Ape Calessino adopts the latest technologies designed to contain both consumption and emissions: the 197 cc three-valve engine with electronic injection respects strict Euro 4 standards while also ensuring a fluid and comfortable drive.
Homologated to carry two passengers plus driver, in a setting that immediately conjures up the sunniness and quiet life of the best holidays, Ape Calessino is unique in terms of its foldable structure, the canvas roof allowing passengers to enjoy every second of the view and contact with the open air.