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1955 Vespa GS150 VS1

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20 years later, I found one. Beautiful Restoration (not mine). All NOS and stunning, although the tail light is technically a different market light (more rare and cool however). This scooter is currently on lease to a local Retailer, likely for the duration of 2013.

1955 Vespa GS150 VS1

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This scooter is available for hire to movie, television, commercials, publicity and other media and broadcast production.  I worked in television and movies for years, and I am intimately familiar with the industry.  Logistic costs are likely free, and otherwise based on location, type of production, production days and number of scooters utilized.  Rental costs are based on the same criteria but tend to work out at around $270/day.

There are 12 scooters available in the collection, and each is period-accurate, and perhaps among the finest examples that exist, representing the most rare and sought after scooters from their period.  The scooters are common to their era, representing European (central & western) and American transportation standards of the 1950s and 1960s very well. I arrange transportation and handling.

This scooter has for the most part is crossing into the "unobtanium" category. I have no idea on numbers of these left, and it is hard to say because they so often get snatched up by collectors before they make it into the main sales channels. I had gone through most of my contacts, and all but a few had never even seen one in real life, and the collectors that had them would not part with them. I paid through the nose for this one, which doesn't matter because it is a keeper. There are a few in California I know of, and a few in the PNW. The guy in Austin that was importing scoots back in the 90s and early 2000s has a few I believe as well. Having one, finally, it is just beautiful, but hardly the end all be all I had built it up to be. Price wise, this is the most expensive scoot in my collection as far as what I paid, but by rarity, this is not at the top of the list at all. The VS1 was never sold in North America. I think the first GS in the US was the VS4, so if you see a VS1-3 in the states, they are likely imported from Italy, or the UK. In the American market, the real rare scooters of the world are considered "odd-scoots" and have a very narrow market appeal. Many of my current and past bikes fit in that category. The GS VS1 is a show stopper anyway, and I cannot wait to bust out some gas and oil in the spring for it! It is pristine, but not for long!!!!

The brochures and books have been collected over the years. The Book of the GS and SS is a very rare and cool book. I found 2 hardbacks a few years back and bought them. There is also an original edition Vespa Maintenance book by Cornish. You can find those all over these days...well, not 1st editions. I have 2 of the original Bristol UK brochures, and 2 of the service manuals, which are only VS2-5, one is a Douglas Version, and the other is, I forget...also in English.

Additional Information

Make Vespa
Model Grand Sport
Type VS1
Capacity (cc) 150
Paint Metallic Silver (repaint)
Availability Reference Only

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