27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 115

1957 Motovespa 125 N

Sold for £4,200

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 398 XVX
Frame No: VT74259
Engine No: V56 74183
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Restored example
  • Very presentable
  • Full working condition ATC
  • V5C present for use on UK roads

Motovespa from Ciudad, near Madrid had been manufacturing Vespas under license since 1956 broadly manufacturing models in line with the Italian ranges. Many of the parts were supplied from Italy (Piaggio) and France (ACMA) from the beginning and then later models had many Italian Piaggio supplied parts and this dId not alter until the last MotoVespas were produced. The 125 N was the first fully Spanish built wide frame Vespa after the grey Faro Basso type. It retained the crimped beading on the frame sides., which is a desirable effect. Often referred to as the Spanish ‘Struzzo’ (Italian for Ostrich) it resembled the Italian VL range. It had many features the same as the Struzzo including cabled handlebars, 3 gears, 8 inch wheels and Femsa ignition.

Here we present a very attractive example that has been the subject of a very long restoration because of the owner's insistence on sourcing original parts which he tells us took patience. He bought it 8 years ago and has decided to sell to make room for a new project. We are informed by the vendor that the attractive light green period style colour was an original paint colour for the model in Spain but we cannot verify this, however, it really is a typical 50s colour and very nice too in our opinion. Original parts that we could see were the Veglia speedometer (Douglas), lights, hubs and rims, engine cowls and we are informed all of the panels are the originals restored. We are also informed that the engine is completely standard with original barrel and gearbox. The top of the petrol tank is original however the lower part is a SIP replacement as is the carburettor. The electrics have been converted to 12v with a quality Pinasco ignition system. The original Spanish number plate is also supplied and one can see the original owner's plate beneath the seat on the carb door.

We were able to start the scooter easily at the time of consignment and our consultant also took it for a little spin and all seemed to work as it should.

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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