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The Prize

Take home this 1947 Piaggio Vespa "Numero 4156" 98CC, one of the oldest Vespa scooters in the world! 

Known as the “Farobasso”, this model stands out because of its headlight mounted on the front mudguard. Unlike other Vespas, the handlebar of the Numero 3 did not have a sheet-metal covering.

Designed to withstand long journeys and common problems in post-war Italy such as punctured tyres, it is a much tougher vehicle than the later models which succeeded it. There are no rear shocks, but this function is provided by the springs in the saddle.

Get your hands on a symbol of Italy's post-war economic boom and an icon of Italian-made manufacturing and a fashion phenomenon.


  • Engine: single-cylinder two-stroke
  • Engine size: 98 cc
  • Bore and stroke: 50x50
  • Power: 3.2 Cv at 4500 rpm
  • Speed: 60 Km/h
  • Cooling: Forced air
  • Ignition: Magnet 6 Volt with Flywheel
  • Transmission: 3 gears
  • Wheels: Split wheel rims with 3.50 x 8” tyres

Terms and conditions:

  • The vehicle must be picked up from Seriate, in the province of Bergamo, Italy, withing 30 days of auction closing  
  • The auction winner will be responsible for all shipping costs if he/she is unable to pick the vehicle up. These costs will be calculated after auction closing according to the destination address
  • The auction winner is responsible for registration costs and the transfer of ownership 

The Cause

Fondazione Laureus Italia Onlus, founded in 2005, operates in communities on the outskirts of large Italian cities. 

The foundation's objective is to support young people living in challenging economic and social situations, using sports as an instrument of psychological-pedagogical support. 

All the projects promoted by the foundation include the presence of educators and psychologists in the field in order to make sports activities a useful tool for reaching educational objectives.

Fondazione Laureus has created a network of area partners—including sports associations, schools, and third sector organizations—with which it creates sports-educational programs geared for young people through various initiatives. These initiatives create a community for helping children and youth in need.  

Laureus guarantees the training of all coaches and social workers involved.

Since 2005, Fondazione Laureus Italia Onlus has obtained the following results: over 14 projects started up in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bari, Catania and Bologna; over 3,000 children supported; over 20 different sports activities; approximately 30 sports associations; over 20 schools and 20 third sector organizations involved; and 18 “sports legends” who support Laureus Italy initiatives.

Fondazione Laureus Italia Onlus plans, implements, monitors and directly evaluates all the projects through its staff made up of social educators, sports psychologists and project managers.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
  • Additional shipping charges may apply.
Item #P28099

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