15th Nov, 2023 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 116

2008 Vespa PX125
Part of 'Salvage Hunter' Drew Pritchard's personal collection

Sold for £4,140

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: CX58 ECZ
Frame No: ZAPM0930200012047
Engine No: VNX1M351919
MOT: None

  • The ultimate version of the Italian design classic
  • Disc brake, electric start, geared 125cc scooter
  • Supplied with all of its manuals and a current V5C

The first Vespas, designed by aeronautical engineer Corradino D'Ascanio, were produced by Piaggio in Italy in 1946 and proved to be an immediate success, helping the country to get back on its feet after the devastation of WW2. Upon seeing the MP6 prototype for the first time, boss Enrico Piaggio exclaimed "It looks like a wasp!" effectively naming his new scooter on the spot. The post-war demand for the scooters was so great that licensing agreements were signed with various companies around the world, with the Douglas motorcycle company becoming the UK partner. Never a particularly happy relationship, by the early 1960s most Vespas sold in the UK were manufactured in Italy with the classic curvaceous steel-bodied scooter becoming one of the style icons of the decade. In an unbroken production run starting in 1946 and ending with the PX Disc range in 2017 over 10 million scooters have been sold making it one of the most popular motor vehicles ever produced. The steel-bodied, geared, two-stroke PX range is the ultimate expression of this design classic with production ending in 2017 as the engine failed to meet Euro 4 compliance emission requirements.

This PX has been part TV 'Salvage Hunter' Drew Pritchard’s personal collection of iconic vehicles since bought new in 2008. Drew has been dealing in architectural salvage and antiques for 33 years and is one of the UK's best-known antique dealers, presenting the popular TV series ‘Salvage Hunter’s that sees him travel up and down the country locating and preserving Britain’s rarest antiques. Now in its sixteenth series, the show can be seen on Discovery UK’s Quest channel along with his former series, ‘Salvage Hunters Classic Cars’ and ‘Salvage Hunters The Restorers’. The scooter is fitted with a full genuine Vespa 'Touring Kit' comprising of front and rear fold-down carriers, front mudguard bumper bar and ' Florida Bar' side panel protectors. Showing just 426 miles (683km) on the speedo it comes supplied with its original owner's manual, service book and even the delivery stickers and packing notes from new. Not many PXs will have survived in such original standard trim, not used for a while, it will require some recommissioning before use.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
07415 871189


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

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:


Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 15th Nov, 2023

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


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