27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 107

1966 Vespa SS180 Super Sport
Extremely presentable

Sold for £6,900

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: MCY 405D
Frame No: VSC1T 0023029
Engine No: VSC1M 0022199
CC: 181
MOT: Exempt

  • Superb restored example
  • Still 6v on standard engine
  • Many original parts throughout
  • Appears completely standard
  • Correct numbers
  • V5 present for use on UK roads

The Vespa SS180 introduced in 1964 was at the time the fastest production model Piaggio had ever made. Superseding the GS160 Mk2 it was initially going to be designated the GS Mk3 as Vespa archives state. It retained the large toolbox on the inside of the leg shield from the GS160 Mk2 and with 10 inch wheels and 4 gears its 181cc motor produced 10hp and gave a top speed of 65mph. It was the last Vespa model with a piston-ported engine. The most noticeable feature is the trapezoidal headlight which it shared with smaller sister models the GL150 and 125. Around 35700 were produced between 1964 and 1968 and today these are highly sought after as fast and elegant and seen as the height of ‘60s modernist style.

This genuine Italian SS180 has been restored to a high standard using the original parts and is the second series with no key ignition. Upon close examination it is in extremely good order with no evidence see of having had any major repairs. The floor looks extremely straight and the panels are in good order all over the machine. (To be a perfectionist there has been a repair to the grill on the engine side panel which could be further tidied up). Many of the original parts seen include: The full lights front and back are Siem, with an original Siem headlight rim, the seat appears to be original with possibly a very authentic new cover, The badges appear original with some anodisation to prove their age, original horn and speedometer are present as are the original Zadi keys for the tool box and steering lock which of course works. The toolbox itself has an original Zadi lock mechanism. The whole scooter is finished off in the correct red colour. We were able to see the scooter start easily and run perfectly at the time of consignment.

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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