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Rare Scooter With No Reserve – 1959 Manet S-100

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Built between 1958 and 1964, the Manet S-100 was a Czechoslovakian scooter build by Povazske Strojirny that was claimed to return 100 mpg (no, that’s not where the name came from). 51,244 examples were built but very few made it to the US. The succeeding model from was the Tatran 125, and then the company became part of Jawa.

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1966 Vespa Super Sprint 90

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Post Sale Update: This Super Sprint sold for $15,200 after 44 bids on eBay. One of Vespa’s most interesting scooters, the Super Sprint 90 is valuable due to the unique style and the relative low production number – approximately 5,000 were built between 1965 and 1971.

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Lambretta Licensed – 1973 Serveta Jet 200

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Post Sale Update: This Serveta sold for $6,421 after 25 bids on eBay. [x_line} In the early 50s, Lambretta’s Spanish distributor got permission from the parent company of Innocenti to build their own licensed copies. Production started in 1954, and a decade later the Spanish company changed their name from Lambretta Locomociones to Serveta. In 1966, Lambretta introduced a top …

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47cc Folding Moped – 1975 Carnielli Motograziella

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Post Listing Update: This Motograziella did not get any interest at the unmet opening bid of $2,400. I’ve featured all kinds of folding scooters over the years, but this just might be the most stylish of them all. “This” is the Motograziella, a 47cc folding moped built by Carnielli of Vittorio Veneto, Italy. Carnielli was founded in the 1920s, but …

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Cafe, Scrambler, or Chopper? – Trio of One-Off Puch Mopeds

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Mopeds are a fantastic choice when looking for an affordable motorized two-wheeler to customize. Aftermarket mechanical and cosmetic parts are cheap and abundant, plus the small engines that power these scoots are incredibly simple and easy to maintain. As these three one-off Puch examples so thoroughly demonstrate, the range of possibilities when it comes to modifying a moped can be …

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1981 Vespa P200E with Globe Sidecar

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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 …