Vespa Scooters - Classic 2-stroke models 1960-2008 (Essential Buyer's Guide) by Mark Paxton
Author: Mark Paxton
Published: October 2010
Dimensions(mm): 195 × 139
Colour pictures: 99
The two stroke Vespa is rightly regarded as an iconic scooter. It's initial purpose was to provide low cost transportation to the masses in the 1950s, but it evolved through the vibrant '60s to became a symbol of the burgeoning youth culture, and on into the '90s when it became firmly entrenched as an Italian icon. The history of this phenomenon has been well documented, as has the subculture that surrounds it, but there has been no previous attempt to provide a guide to buying one of these classic scooters. This book will help ensure that you avoid the main pitfalls and end up with your very own slice of La Dolce Vita on the driveway.