27th Mar, 2024 11:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

  Lot 118

1982 Vespa ET3 Primavera 125 Electronic

Sold for £3,910

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YLX 856X
Frame No: VMB1T 136482
Engine No: VMB1M 136019
CC: 125
MOT: Exempt

  • An opportunity acquire a Vespa that rarely comes on the market
  • Full restoration by Retrospective Scooters
  • Purchased from Retrospective in 2019 for £6750
  • V5C for use on UK roads

The first version of the Vespa Primavera was unveiled at the 1967 Milan motorcycle show and proved revolutionary: small, agile and propelled by a perky engine the Primavera remained in continuous production until 1982. It became a legendary model and also one of the most spectacular commercial successes in Vespa's history. The Primavera incorporated and combined a number of unique characteristics that had featured on other Vespa models. With previous sport models in mind like the GS, a small body like the Vespa 50 introduced in 1963 and the racing SS90. The Primavera was a fresh new model that particularly appealed to the younger rider. An elegant quick scooter with extraordinary handling that only one who has ridden one can relate to. The standard Primavera remained in production for 15 years and was only eclipsed in 1976 by the ET3 version, a model characterised by its electronic ignition, three transfer ports on the cylinder, a new elongated silencer taken from the SS90 and an ignition key on the handlebar. All of this translated into even better performance. The ET3 was in production for seven years until it was replaced by the PK range in 1983.

This super example was recently restored by the well-respected Retrospective Scooters of London. It is one of the last ET3 Models to be produced in 1982 the last year of production. Our vendor purchased it in 2019 for £6750 (the bill is included in the documents) but rarely uses it so it is up for sale. It has only covered 1645 miles since the restoration. There are many original parts all over the machine as it is still a standard ET3 125 with original Dellorto carburettor albeit with a 12V conversion for better lights and ignition. Our consultant was able to see the scooter working fine and rode the scooter on the road. This most sought-after Vespa model seldom comes onto the market.

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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