1951 Douglas Vespa Rod Type - Extremely Rare - Number 572 - aluminium panels

Here is a very special and very very rare scooter.

It's a Douglas Vespa Rod Type, built in May 1951 (second month of production) and is number 572 off the production line, the unique things about early ones like this are the aluminium side panels and front mudguard and also the "Vespa" scroll badge was never fitted to the legshields.

As you can see this one is in very good shape and has the original buff log book.

You can see on the log book that the engine was changed many years ago to number 483 which was built in April 1951, we don't know why this was done but it's part of the scooter's history and very cool to have such an early fitted (one of the first 500!).

The scooter was last on the road in 1964, it would be a great project for someone to bring back to life and a real collectors piece.

More information and photos available on request.

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