Vespa Teams up with Colette to Create Anniversary Scooter

By Paul Joseph

Luxury Parisian retailers Colette has teamed up with another iconic European brand – Vespa – to create a limited edition scooter.

Created to mark Vespa’s 70th anniversary, the Vespa Primavera 50 2T has been given Colette’s signature touch with a gleaming white body and cobalt blue details including a blue seat.

The scooter features a single cylinder, 2-stroke Hi-PER2 engine including both electric and kick start mechanisms.

The steel body is hand painted and features a flat floorboard and a modern air-cooling system.

Vespa and Colette have created only one of these custom scooters and it is priced at $3,641.
The special model was on display in Colette’s store window on May 9.

Vespa has also created limited editions of their Settantesimo PX, Primavera and GTS as part of its commemorative celebrations this year.

Designed by Corradino D’Ascanio, an aeronautical engineer and inventor, Vespa scooters were first rolled out from the factory of Piaggo, the brand owners,, in Pontedera in Italy in 1946.

To date, more than 18 million Vespas have been sold worldwide, with nearly 150 versions and variants of the original 1946 model.

By Paul Joseph