75 Years of Vespa 1946-2021

Created by Dietrich Limper at 12:12 on December 28, 2021

This year the Vespa turned 75 years old and the anniversary was celebrated extensively in many places and with some promotions. Piaggio itself brought the special models of the Vespa Primavera and Vespa GTS as limited editions on the market. Also in our store there are some products that were made especially for this occasion. From a jet helmet to a chic tin sign to a keychain - the range is diverse.

At the end of the year, we would like to look back at the beginnings of this Italian dream. How did the first Vespa come into being? How did the myth develop? What contributed to the worldwide success of this two-wheeler? To find out, we've tracked down some really old photos and advertisements from 1946 that document how the story began back then.

But first, let's take a look at the plain data sheet with facts and figures:

Dietrich Limper
Dietrich Limper

Dietrich Limper works as an editor for SIP Scootershop and also writes for local and national publications. When he's not geocaching, he enjoys the amazing antics of Bayer Leverkusen.