It was in 1946 that the very first Vespa rolled off the Pontadera production line. Its simple, economical, 98cc engine, enclosed pressed steel body and easy handling instantly struck a chord with post-war commuters.
Since then, there have been over 150 different models, versions and variations of the Vespa scooter, with over 18 million sold worldwide to date.
To mark the 70th year of production, Vespa has added an Anniversary Collection to its genuine accessories and lifestyle ranges, so Vespa fans can join in the celebrations both on and off their scooters.
70th Anniversary Helmet
This timeless open-face helmet is ECE 22.05 approved and has a tough ABS shell, with a chromed rim, long external visor and sliding internal sun visor. The breathable inner lining is removable and washable. Fastened by a micro-metric adjustable strap, it comes in sizes XS-XL in light blue and grey colour ways to match the 70th anniversary models from Vespa. Retail price = £129.99.
70th Anniversary T-Shirt
Made from 100% cotton, this T-Shirt has the Vespa 70th logo on the front and is ideal under a riding jacket or on its own. Sizes S-XXL in White. SRP = £18.32.
70th Anniversary Key Ring
A neat and practical gift for any Vespa fan. Made in grey eco leather with Vespa 70th logo. SRP £9.99.
70th Anniversary Ceramic Mug
Handy for morning coffee, afternoon tea or a bedtime hot chocolate, this ceramic mug with Vespa 70th logo is available in White or Grey for £9.99.
70th Anniversary Top Box Primavera / PX
Handy 32-litre Top Box, colour-matched to the Anniversary models of the Primavera & PX, in light blue or grey. Large enough to accommodate a flip-front helmet, it sells for £112.49 (Mounting rack and Backrest Pad sold separately).
70th Anniversary Top Box GTS
Large, 42-litre Top Box, which can accommodate two open-face helmets or one full-face. Colour-matched to the Anniversary GTS in light blue or grey. SRP £152.49 (Mounting rack and Backrest Pad sold separately).
For further information on these and the complete range of official Vespa merchandise, call 0117 972 5552 or visit www.uk.vespa.com
Notes: All prices inclusive of VAT and correct at time of going to print.