27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

Lot 111

1993 Vespa Cosa 200 Series 2
No Reserve

Sold for £1,265

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: K571 BDB
Frame No: VSR1T3025959
Engine No: VSR1M30280
CC: 200
MOT: Exempt

  • Low mileage only 3,857 miles believed genuine
  • The Cosa is the theme model of The Vespa Club of Britain for 2024
  • Seldom seen for sale
  • Extremely original
  • V5C for use on UK roads

The Vespa P range was launched in 1977 in Milan as the nuova linea model (new line). A hugely successful model for Piaggio for almost 40 years but the end of the line was near and when the last stock was sold and no more 2 stroke PX models were to be produced. Production of the P range ended completely in early 2017 as the engine would fail to meet Euro 4 compliance emission requirements. During the production run there were several variations on the theme and one of them the COSA embraced the late 1980s style of the day and included some interesting technical variations. The first version COSAs were introduced in 1988 with a modified clutch that was easier to use than the P200. It had a modified tail light and a seat lock located on the side of the wider saddle. It had a more powerful engine than the P range and new instrumentation including a rev counter. It had a more streamlined shape than the P range and small improvements included the recessed indicators. The main safety difference was hydraulic brakes distributed through both wheels by an hydraulic circuit and a pressure regulator. The COSA 2 launched in 1992 uprated the brakes even further with an EBD device to prevent the brakes locking. The saddle had 2 offset levels with the pillion sitting higher.

This Cosa Series 2 was purchased by our vendor in 1995 from a neighbour in almost new condition with only 3,843 miles on the speedometer. He never used. It was put into a barn and forgotten until now. The MOT from 1993 and the current mileage confirm in our opinion the low mileage as correct. It is showing signs of having stood for some time but is rust-free showing some scratches from being moved. No attempt was made to start the scooter at the time of consignment. Interestingly the Cosa is the model of the year for 2024 of The Vespa Club of Britain and the one used on the 2024 badges is the same colour as this example!

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
07768 313001


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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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