Page 146. 1970 Piaggio Vespa 50cc ‘Ciao Porter’ 3-Wheeler. SOLD

1970 Piaggio Vespa 50cc ‘Ciao Porter’ 3-Wheeler

Chassis Number 7961; 4-9-1970

My friends already know I’m mad. So it no longer surprises them when I turn up yet another vintage motorized obscurity.

This Italian Piaggio (Vespa) Ciao triportuer, colloquially known in France as a ‘Ciao Porter’ was designed for countries with large agricultural populations. They were supplied with a choice of boxes on the front, often being used by bakers and other small businesses for local deliveries. This configuration is ideal for rubbish clearance or general handywork.

This particular one was used by a local authority.

It would have been used by a local council for a worker to attend to the flowerbeds on roundabouts, etc. Or, as one of my French friends commented, to stand around smoking cigarettes and pretending to work.

The wheelbarrow on this Ciao Porter is easily rolled on and off the vehicle.

And the tipping box is easily removed from the ‘wheelbarrow.’

You could fit any sort of box on the front. Or you can ride it around as I have been, without anything on it.

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VESPA FRANCE

5 Rue de Tilsitt, Paris VIII

The Vespa Ciao was designed to appeal to the youth market, a big consideration at the end of the sixties. I’m sure you already know the term ‘ciao’ is used throughout Europe as a colloquial form of ‘goodbye.’ So the fact that Vespa also made an ‘agricultural’ version of the same machine is an amusing irony (although they always made three-wheeler versions of their scooters too).

 

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING

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LOCATION: Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

 

Great Britain delivery is ONLY £60 for this motorcycle to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

 

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

 

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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