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1963 Vespa Ape

The "Lastenroller" type of vehicle was enormously popular in southern Europe and Italy. The Ape (bee) Model "A" (1948 – 1954) was an open scoter, in three body styles, and was the Model "B" (1955 – 1956) in four body styles. The Model "C" (1956 – 1963) introduced the "cabin" or "half cabin" in no less than eight different body styles. This is a full-cabin, full-box tipper with the double headlamps only seen on German export models.

Manufacturer: Piaggio SpA, Pontedera, Italy

Model: Ape Model C Motor: Piaggio, 2-stroke Body : Steel
Years Built: 1956 - 1963 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis: Steel
No. Produced: n/a Displacement: 145.5 cc Suspension Front: Fork
No. Surviving: n/a Horsepower: 5.8 Suspension Rear: Swing Arm
Length: 2 680 mm Gearbox: 4 (hand) Steering: Handlebar
Width: 1 280 mm Starter: Kick Brakes: Cable
Weight: 395 kg Electrics: 6 v 3 Wheels: 4.40 x 8"
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 45 kph

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