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Vespa 125 U 1953 1:18 Scale Scooter

Vespa 125 U 1953 1:18 Scale Scooter

Regular price £12.99 GBP
Regular price £19.99 GBP Sale price £12.99 GBP
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Vespa 125 U 1953

The most conspicuous features of the "U" are the engine block side panel, which has been degraded to a cover plate, and the relatively small headlamp, which sits on the handlebars of an Italian Vespa for the first time. The engine cover is bent at the frame and visibly screwed to the frame with slotted screws. Also the smaller luggage compartment is fixed with  screws. The design of the cover allows unhindered removal of the spark plug, the luggage compartment lid has no lever. The "U" is the first Italian model where the headlight is on the handlebar. The relatively small headlight with Ø 95 mm made of cast aluminium is only used on this model and its decorative ring is the only chromed part of the whole scooter. The front fender is smaller and narrower than on the more expensive models. The front swingarm has no hydraulic shock absorber as on the 1950 V15T model. For economic reasons the whole Vespa is painted in most parts (frame, lamp and tail light housing, saddle springs, handlebars and handlebar clamp, steering tube, swing arm and rims, cylinder cap and fan cover), even the Vespa lettering on the leg shield is only painted. The galvanized side stand consists of 30 mm cranked round material at the top and bottom and has no rubber base.

Only 7,000 of this Vespa U were produced, and so today it is among those scooters most sought after by collectors. It was launched in 1953 as an “economy” model, the “U” standing for “utility”, and its price to the public of 110,000 lire was intended to offset competition by Lambretta. For the first time, a Vespa aimed at the Italian market mounted the headlight on the handlebars rather than on the front mudguard.


Model Details

A Stunningly accurate 1:18 Scale model.

Model is approximately 10cm x 5.5cm

Fixed to a display stand that can be detached by removing a screw.

Metal & Plastic construction.

Not suitable for children under 14 years.

Piaggio & C S.p.A licenced official model by Centauria S.r.l

Packaging may have warehouse storage, handling and delivery wear.

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