27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 116

1974 Vespa (Douglas) Motovespa SU66 125 Super
Extremely original and one owner from new

Sold for £3,565

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: GGW 867N
Frame No: 762C 413897
Engine No: 762M 413954
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • Original all over including paint
  • Full known history and only 1 owner from new
  • British registered from new on 1st October 1974
  • V5C present for use on UK roads

We use the word rare quite a lot at the H & H Vintage Scooter Auction because that is what we specialise in. However, the word cannot be over emphasised here. The question is when is a 125 Super not a 125 Super? After a call from the client we expect a large bodied Italian made machine with 8 inch wheels and not that exciting. The specimen we are presented with is the ultra rare SU66 only imported into the UK in small numbers from Spain to alleviate a temporary supply problem caused by industrial action in Italy. Motovespa from Ciudad, near Madrid had been manufacturing Vespas under license since 1956 broadly manufacturing models in line with the Italian ranges using many Italian parts and the same paint codes. The SU66 125 Super with the prefix 762 was most similar to the Italian Primavera 125 but with notable differences. The scooter had a large glove box on the inside of the leg shields and a striking spare wheel assembly around the rear light. The exhaust tailpipe also came out of the opposite side to the Italian Primavera. The UK imported versions were the only models that had a Veglia Bressel MPH speedometer. They were also made famous as the Texaco 'Tourist pilot'.

Here we present an astonishing original example. It was bought for our client by his father as a surprise gift brand new from Mike Duffy Motorcycles of Sidcup Road, Eltham. The scooter was intended to help him get to college although it was used rather seldomly and has only amassed a total of 3911 miles in its life. The original old blue type log book confirms it was bought brand new and first registered on 1st October 1974. It was last used in 1977 by our client and according to him it has followed him ever since always garage stored and unused.

All over the scooter we can see complete originality and the paint has no touch ups anywhere that we could see. There are no holes cut for crash bars. The engine is unmodified, the seat is the original. Full original keys are present. This exceptional Vespa is still on its original tyres. No effort was made to start the scooter at the time of consignment. This is a very rare opportunity to buy, quite possibly the best original SU66 that we or you will see for a very long time, in this condition.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Diamond
07768 313001


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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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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