Few issues: ’61 Vespa
Looks Italian and the name sounds Italian but alas, it is French. it was built in France by Ateliers de Constructions de Motos et Accessoires (ACMA), which was licensed to build Vespa scooters in that country. Some say they also built the bodies for Facel Vega. It is a pretty sophisticated little car with a monocoque chassis and a body that is integral to the structure. We are talking a 394cc engine that developed 14hp, and the top speed of 50 mph. The few US cars that made it here had 3-speed transmissions like today’s car. The seller tells us there are a few things to do and they are mostly related to cosmetics and replacing some incorrect parts with now available reproductions. We are a firm believer of buying a car that does require a little something. It is a great way to bond with your new purchase. Of course if you have more work than you bargained for that bond might never form…the asking price is $19,750. Click here for the listing.