The Vespa Scooter

VespaEven though Vespa scooters are decades old right now, they are still one of the most popular scooters on the market which is quite amazing! These scooters are made by an Italian manufacturer called Piaggio and they’ve become one of the greatest scooters in the world, featuring in many films since the 1960’s. What many people don’t realise is that Vespa scooters were first used by troops that were in World War 2 all the way back in the 1940’s. You might be wondering why troops would need a scooter since you’d think that they’d need something stronger like a jeep or even a tank, but these types of scooters were used by the American soldiers so that they could still travel even when roads were blocked and so on. As most people already know, the Italians came up with the idea of having good scooter while keeping it stylish and they certainly done a good job of it!

Years ago Vespa scooters seemed cool and it’s still the same today which is quiet rare, since these type of things usually go out of fashion after a short period of time. Soon after the Vespa scooter first came out in Italy, the scooter then became extremely popular in the United States – particularly in Hollywood. As we previously mentioned, the scooter was then used in a number of different films such as The Conversation. After all of this publicity celebrities then got in on the action of this great little scooter, with Mickey Rourke (an American actor) even getting in trouble for drink driving on one of them.

There are a lot of reasons why the Vespa scooter has been so popular all over the world. One of the main reasons why so many people own one is because you don’t need as much money to run it in comparison to something like a car. Since petrol and diesel prices are always on the rise these days this can play a massive role to help people decide whether they want a car or a scooter. Scooters are considerably cheaper to travel in, although some people might need more space for their family and so on. As well as this, many people have grown up dreaming of owning one a Piaggio Vespa scooter and while many people won’t be that lucky, there are some people that will be fortunate enough to be able to purchase one of them. It’s not often that something so retro is still seen as a “cool” thing, and a Vespa scooter is definitely still cool nowadays.

If you’re thinking about buying a Vespa scooter and you’re not sure how much they usually sell for, you’ll be glad to find out that they aren’t as expensive as most people think they are. In fact, you’d easily be able to pick one up for around £1,000 or so but this won’t be one of the old models from the 60’s and 70’s. If you want an old one you’d want a couple of thousand at least, but the price depends on a few things like the condition of it. Click here to check out the used Vespa scooters available on eBay.

To read more about Vespa scooters, read our article here on 5 good reasons to buy a used Vespa

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