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Vespa: 1946-2006: 60 Years of the Vespa Hardcover – 15 Jul 2006


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  • Hardcover: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (15 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760325774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760325773
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,537,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By LJ on 17 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
A very good book on the history of the Vespa. Especially the catalogue at the end with an overview of all the diffrent Vespa models with extensive info on each model. The book lacks some of the export models however, like the German "Touring" and the Swedish "Popolino". The information on the engine development could be more extensive. But these are minor flaws on an altogheter excellent book. The picture material is very extensive. The book could do with more explanatory remarks teamed with each picture.
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Format: Hardcover
A definitive review of the first 60 years of the Pontedera firm's most famous export. Some of the models have differing descriptions, for example there is no mention of the 'Sportique' though all variants of the period are included by chassis prefixes. Seems expensive but well worth it, something to refer back to especially when looking for a used example to ride or restore.
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By Sue1955 on 20 Dec. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed the book, full of information and nice pictures. Very informative and a really beautfiully designed book. However, it is incredibly expensive for what will essentially become a coffee table book.
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By Eduardo Valverde Silva on 18 Mar. 2013
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This book manages to tell vespa story with average success. Not all the models are included, not very good photos and not very accurate book.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Ahhh Vespa 1 Aug. 2007
By Chef - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is really a fun book. Its got pretty pictures, its got info, and it has a description of pretty much every Vespa ever made. I didn't say all Vespas, but pretty much all as collectors we have drooled over. The book describes the legacy of Vespa all the way up to the GT60. Everything from airplanes, to Apé, to outboard motors as well. It even has advertising throughout the ages, which should give a chuckle or two.
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Five Stars 15 Sept. 2014
By Jim Perry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great detail and photos if you want to lear about Vespa history.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Vespa 60th anniversary book 20 Mar. 2009
By Louann G. O'hora - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I gave this book as a gift to a Vespa owner...she was more than thrilled with it!!
2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Muy buena fuente de consulta 13 Aug. 2007
By Andres Fajardo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A pesar de no conocer gran cantidad de libros acerca de la mítica máquina italiana, esta obra entrega gran parte de la información que todo verdadero entusiasta de la Vespa desea obtener: Historia completa (desde los orígenes de Piaggio en el siglo XIX hasta los movimientos recientes de la empresa), desarrollo tecnológico, presencia mundial, "cultura Vespa", modelos producidos año tras año (aunque al parecer refiere únicamente los comercializados en Italia y Europa), muy buena cantidad de material gráfico y fichas técnicas no muy profundas pero con información suficiente para el aficionado promedio.
El libro de Sarti, adicionalmente, se edita en un año importante para la historia de la Vespa (además de cumplirse seis décadas de su desarrollo): aquel en donde la posibilidad de que se suprima la producción del modelo PX con motorización dos tiempos genera un crucial punto de quiebre para los amantes de los clásicos.
Muy buen formato, excelente impresión. Algunos errores de continuidad.
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