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Vespa 150 GS - 1958 1:18 Scale Scooter

Vespa 150 GS - 1958 1:18 Scale Scooter

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Vespa 150 GS – 1958

In 1957 a Vespa GS VS1T was offered for the first time. It was rightly called Gran Sport, as ten years of experience in competition driving had been incorporated into the model. So the engine is derived from the Sei Giorni factory racers. No other Vespa before had as much power as the GS.

The engine is square designed (57 mm bore x 57 mm stroke) and a direct intake with Dell'Orto UB23S3 (equipment main jet: 103, idle jet: 50, mixing tube: 260 and needle E21 on 3rd notch from above) carburettor. The clutch has been reinforced to match the performance. The engine of the GS 150 is famous for its turbine-like revving and 8 hp at 7,500 rpm was an official announcement at that time. Even though the factory specification of a top speed of 100 km/h could probably only be reached in the rarest of cases, the GS 150 is a milestone. So the mixing ratio of 6 % is accepted for better or worse.

Also in stylistic terms Piaggio oriented himself to the Sei Giorni racers, which were only delivered in very small numbers to selected Italian dealers at that time. The most striking feature is, apart from the very elegant silver (MaxMeyer Code 15005) in which the GS was delivered, the aerodynamically shaped leg shield. Thus the design of the GS also heralds a completely new era of scooter construction.

The GS was marketed as a sports model and scooters became a status symbol. The competition for Piaggio was not very big at the time, German and British scooters were not exactly what drew you out from behind the stove. And the big rival Innocenti could not really score with the D and LD models either. If we let our gaze wander further over the frugal sheet metal dress of the GS, the very large and high side hoods, the deep-drawn front fender with a highly polished nose and the handlebar head with 115 mm headlights stand out. The speedometer scale reaches up to 120 km/h and the ignition lock integrated in the steering head also serves as a switch for various electrical consumers. The 12-litre tank is hidden under the dark blue seat. The most striking feature of the GS 150 first series are the external cables on the handlebars.

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

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