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The very ‘70s Rally stripe decals were silver on examples with white paint and white on all other colors
The very ‘70s Rally stripe decals were silver on examples with white paint and white on all other colors
The block letter type “vespa” badge was introduced on the Rally in ‘72 and was employed on all models by ’74. The hexagonal Piaggio emblem was adopted from Oct. '67-on.
The block letter type “vespa” badge was introduced on the Rally in ‘72 and was employed on all models by ’74. The hexagonal Piaggio emblem was adopted from Oct. '67-on.
The original and rare 044 stainless legshield trim has been lovingly restored.
The original and rare 044 stainless legshield trim has been lovingly restored.
The original and rare 044 stainless legshield trim has been lovingly restored.
The original and rare 044 stainless legshield trim has been lovingly restored.
Most Euro-Spec Rally 200 models up to '74  came with a push-button kill switch near the bag hook, rather than a keyswitch.
Most Euro-Spec Rally 200 models up to '74 came with a push-button kill switch near the bag hook, rather than a keyswitch.
Correct AC-type switch with grey pigment, Philips head screws rather than slot head became prominent on most components by the early ‘70s.
Correct AC-type switch with grey pigment, Philips head screws rather than slot head became prominent on most components by the early ‘70s.
White stitching, metal-reinforced plastic grab strap with zinc endcaps and slotted screws, all marks of a seat made to be exactly as original.
White stitching, metal-reinforced plastic grab strap with zinc endcaps and slotted screws, all marks of a seat made to be exactly as original.
As was the current of Italian design in the ‘70s, most accent pieces on the Rally went black. i.e. grips, fender crest, cowl trim and the tail light accent
As was the current of Italian design in the ‘70s, most accent pieces on the Rally went black. i.e. grips, fender crest, cowl trim and the tail light accent
Rare and original glovebox lock. Sadly, this is another part of which there are no correct-looking reproductions.
Rare and original glovebox lock. Sadly, this is another part of which there are no correct-looking reproductions.
Original speedometer in KPH, Hex Piaggio headset badge and green light gem with the correct height profile.
Original speedometer in KPH, Hex Piaggio headset badge and green light gem with the correct height profile.
While most suspension components remained silver as on other models, Rally coil springs were instead finished in black
While most suspension components remained silver as on other models, Rally coil springs were instead finished in black
Correct NEIMAN lock cover and rivet.
Correct NEIMAN lock cover and rivet.
Another view of the seat, showing the correct rear-center rivet and correct white stitching along the bottom edge.
Another view of the seat, showing the correct rear-center rivet and correct white stitching along the bottom edge.
Hand-painted numbers; another restoration detail that is often skipped.
Hand-painted numbers; another restoration detail that is often skipped.

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The Rally 200 was the final incarnation of the “Vespa Sport” series. Produced from 1972 to 1977 it is considered by many to be the ultimate “best of all worlds” Vespa, combining the smooth curves of the ‘60s with the power and reliability of a “modern” 200cc, rotary-valve engine. This basic engine, with only very subtle upgrades over the years, was also used in the “boxier” P200 Vespas produced in various forms from 1977 until 2005.


The example shown here was restored by us to 100% concours correct European-market spec. A true ‘70s masterpiece, exactly as the designers intended.

1974 Vespa Rally 200

(Euro-Spec Version)