1946 Piaggio Vespa "Numero 3" 98cc

Maker
Piaggio
Model
Vespa "Numero 3" 98cc
Engine Size
98
Year
1946
Condition
Restored
Number plate
Original
Original paperwork
Yes
Registration
None
Code
PIA00029
Price
£ 263,040
Description
This is the only example in the world of the legendary Vespa Numero 3 98 cc. Known as the “Farobasso”, it stands out because of its headlight mounted on the front mudguard. Unlike other Vespas, the handlebar of the Numero 3 did not have a sheet-metal covering. Designed to withstand long journeys and common problems in post-war Italy such as punctured tyres, it is a much tougher vehicle than the later models which succeeded it. There are no rear shocks, but this function is provided by the springs in the saddle.