The most popular of the classic Vespas in the US, the “P-series” debuted in 1977 with 125, 150, and 200cc variants. The frames were the same – all that different was the motor and the model name. For the American market, Vespa equipped all of the options (turn signals, 12V electrics, auto oil injection). In the early 80s, Vespa introduced the follow-up PX series but very few of those made it to the US before the parent company Piaggio withdrew the scooters from the US officially. Here’s one of the big Ps with a cute Globe sidecar.
The 200 motor was an evolution of the motor from the Rally 200 and it was good for 12 horsepower. These are great models for introduction to classic scooting – they’re practical and parts are easily available. For more specifications on the P200E, check out Scooter Help.
This example has an updated carb, and there’s a few new parts like the crank seals, front and rear suspension, and tires. If you want some more wind protection the seller has two screens and a fairing. No word on if the wicker basket is included, but I’d ask! Find this Vespa/Globe package for sale here on Craigslist in Morris, New Jersey for $5,000.