PIAGGIO, Calessino | Wright20.com
Lot 198: Piaggio. Calessino. 1954, estimate: $50,000–70,000. VIN: 182011 The Piaggio Ape was designed as a Vespa-based machine that could be used by farmers, tradesmen, taxi drivers, deliveries, and anyone else that needed to carry people or goods. The present example benefits from having the 150cc engine, fitted as standard in 1952, it also has the upgraded cable operated gear change.
1954 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER
The Porsche 550 Spyder was introduced in 1953 at the Paris Motor Show. The 550 became known as Spyder or RS, and gave Porsche its first overall win in a major sports car racing event, the 1956 Targa Florio. The 550 was probably best known as the car of choice for cultural icon James Dean. It was also the car he died in.
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RM Sotheby's - 1957 Messerschmitt KR 200 Cabriolet | Paris 2016
Messerschmitt, a company that was no longer permitted to produce airplanes after the war, became one of the foremost manufacturers of microcars. Designed by German engineer Fritz Fend, nearly 11,000 examples of Messerschmitt’s first microcar, the KR 175, were produced before the new and improved KR 200 was introduced in 1955. This new model benefitted from a 191–cubic centimetre Fichtel & Sachs two-stroke single-cylinder engine. The KR 200 was also updated with an improved canopy and revised…