1960 Vespa 400 Vehicle Profile

1960 Vespa 400
Convertible
Designed by Piaggio Company in Italy, best known for their Vespa scooters, the 400 was manufactured in Fauchambault, France by Ateliers DeConstruction De Motorcycles Et Automobiles. Approximately 1600 cars were imported to the US. This Vespa was imported through the Port of Houston and sold by a Colorado scooter dealer. The price was $1,080. Speeding rating: 55 mph.

The engine is a 2-cylinder 2-cycle Air-cooled 25 cubic-inch 393 cc, with 18 horsepower. The two-stroke engine differs from a four-stroke engine by completing the same four processes (intake, compression, combustion, exhaust) in only two strokes of a piston verse four. The beginning of the compression stroke and the end of the combustion stroke perform the intake and exhaust functions.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Vespa 400 Coupe
Sold for $22,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kansas City MO
 
1960 VESPA 400 SEMI CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 196019150
Sold for $23,100
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
  

No Sale

1960 Vespa 400's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Vespa 400 Coupe 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$18,000  
1960 Vespa 400 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$16,000  
1960 Vespa 400 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$21,000  

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