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.
The styling cues of the false tank and spare tire make this one of my favorite Vespas (alongside the Faro Basso and its fender-mounted headlight). They were not officially exported to the US but the special stuff always finds a way to cross oceans via the grey market. As you can tell by the name, this was supposed to be a “sport” version though that seems ambitious considering it’s saddled with a two-stroke 88.5cc motor. Performance was helped by a dry weight under 170 pounds, but top speed was still a shade under 60 miles per hour. That’s probably as fast as you’d want to go on tiny wheels/tires anyway. Those of you gunning for top speed records will appreciate the pad on top of the false tank as a comfier spot to tuck in and rest your chest. For more on the SS90, check out this story on Silodrome – they estimate that a quality example is worth about $15,000.
This example is being offered by the third owner, who has owned it for 15 years. He still has the original registration. It’s been stored inside since 2007 but the seller keeps it running “to keep it happy.” It’s not entirely original – the tires have been replaced (the spare is original) and the motor has been bumped up with a 135cc Polini kit and an aftermarket exhaust so you can easily top 60 miles per hour if you wish. The original piston/cylinder and exhaust are included.
Find this Vespa Super Sprint for sale in Santa Barbara, California with an unmet opening bid of $3,000
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