1967 Vespa Douglas 150 Sprint, 145cc. Registration number PKH 219F (see text). Frame number VLB1T-054358. Engine number 044547.
The Piaggio industrial group were devastated by WWII and post war were not allowed to build aircraft, instead they helped mobilise the Italian public with a new transport concept, the scooter. During trials the buzzing noise of the engine and body shape combined for the scooter to be christened the ‘Vespa’ the Italian translation for wasp. From the launch in 1946 it was such a success that it has become a symbol of taste, fashion and style and is one of the favourite global design icons of all time.
The Sprint succeeded the GL has the same layout and design is the same as the GL, with updated styling and 10" wheels, it was made until 1968. The VLB model range was made from 1965 until 1974.
PKH has known history back to 2003 when it was bought by our vendors father who took the original KEE registration off it. At this time it was silver in colour with a recorded mileage of 6,386 miles, in 2008 another MOT records 6,395 miles and it had been painted red. Stored for many years the mileage now shows 6,410.
Sold with the V5C, two old MOT's mentioned and 4 keys. It will require recommissioning before road use, although it has been running recently.