Lot 108


2006 Piaggio Vespa LX 125 'Ferrari Edition'


€30,000 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



Frame No.
German Fahrzeugbrief
  • Coveted ‘Ferrari Edition’ of the popular Vespa LX 125; thought to be one of seven made
  • Wears distinctive Prancing Horse badge and features seat trimmed by Schedoni using the same suede material used for Scuderia Ferrari team cars
  • Barely used with only 2,128 kilometres on its odometer
  • Accompanied by Certificate of Origin issued by Vespa Archivio Ufficiale; also offered with owner’s manual and Ferrari pouches
Addendum: This motor cycle has either been driven for no more than 6,000 kilometres or is less than 6 months of age from new. For this reason, the motor cycle can be considered ‘as new’ for VAT purposes. Please note that due to VAT requirements this lot may only be sold for export and trade, interested private buyers, please contact RMS directly.

Please also note that owing to regulations within Germany for bikes with an engine capacity of 125cc or less, the Fahrzeugbrief is not present, and the bike is offered with its Fahrzeugschein only. Bidders should satisfy themselves as to registration requirements in their own jurisdiction.

Cette voiture n'a pas parcouru plus de 6.000 kilomètres ou a moins de 6 mois d'ancienneté. Pour cette raison, la voiture peut être considérée "comme neuve" du point de vue de la TVA. Veuillez noter qu'en raison des exigences en matière de TVA, ce lot ne peut être vendu qu'à des fins d'exportation et de commerce. Les acheteurs privés intéressés sont priés de contacter RMS directement.

Veuillez noter qu'en raison de la réglementation en vigueur en Allemagne pour les motos d'une cylindrée inférieure ou égale à 125 cm3, le Fahrzeugbrief n'est pas présent et la moto est proposée avec son Fahrzeugschein uniquement. Les acheteurs potentiels doivent se renseigner auprès des autorités locales pour l'immatriculation ultérieure.

Few brands capture the spirit of Italian cool and flamboyance quite like Ferrari and Vespa. The timelines of the Prancing Horse and Piaggio’s flagship export overlap almost seamlessly, with the first Ferrari-badged car coming just months after the inaugural 98 cc Vespa scooter began production in the summer of 1946. From then to the present day, both marques have evolved to dominate their respective supercar and scooter markets—Ferrari carving a niche for performance and power; Vespa for economical everyday transport with a characterful Italian twist.

Collaboration between the two titans of Italian manufacturing has been scant, yet all-the-more celebrated for its rarity. In 2001, Piaggio unveiled the Vespa Ferrari ET4 150 as a dedication to Scuderia Ferrari for its Championship success in the preceding year’s Formula 1 season. The scooter was customised with the names of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, and Rubens Barrichello, finished in classic Ferrari red and featuring a leather seat upholstered with the material used for Maranello’s finest road cars. Since the unique ET4 was revealed, Scuderia drivers and crew were spotted using the bike in Formula 1 pit lanes around the world.

Piaggio later discontinued the Vespa ET4 and replaced it with the LX in 2005, named for its Roman numerals marking the impending 60th anniversary of the company’s first scooter. Available with engine capacities ranging from 50 to 150 cc, the LX brought with it stylistic updates yet early models deployed a similar air-cooled, carburettor-fed engine found in the earlier model, paired with an automatic “twist and go” transmission.

Company bosses as Piaggio’s Potendera headquarters could not resist another tie-in with the famous marque from Maranello. The Vespa LX 125 ‘Ferrari Edition’ broke cover in 2006, revealed with limited fanfare owing to its extreme exclusivity. It is believed that only seven examples were made and offered to selected customers only. Like the earlier ET4, the LX 125 ‘Ferrari Edition’ was finished in the same classic shade of red, with a suede seat trimmed with leather used in Ferrari cars. In the instance of the newer bike, the seat was made by Schedoni with material used in Scuderia Ferrari team cars from 1983 to 2004. A “Cavallino Rampante” badge was prominently applied to the front of the leg shield.

The example offered here is documented by its accompanying Certificate of Origin, issued by Vespa Archivio Ufficiale (available to view on file), as being completed by the Pontedera factory in 2005 and sold by Piaggio to Ferrari in June 2006. At that point the scooter gained its unique Ferrari features and is believed to have been sold through a Ferrari store in Maranello. The Vespa has been scarcely used, with its odometer showing only 2,128 kilometres at the time of cataloguing. It is offered for sale with its owner’s manual and Ferrari pouches.

The result of an exclusive tie-in between two of Italy’s most famous automotive brands, this rare ‘Ferrari Edition’ bike would be a worthy addition to any collection of scooters or supercars.