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Get Even With SUVs The Vespa Way. Once Off Offer

7
May
2012
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Vespa
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

If you are frustrated with all those SUVs not taking care of other vehicles on the road because they don't need to, here's your chance to get even. Or at least vent some frustration.

During the France - Algeria War, Vespa made this unique scooter for the French military. It was designed to make cannons more mobile and access difficult terrain by parachuting them into combat. So they equipped a Vespa scooter with a real cannon. 800 of these mobile cannon were made and deployed in Algeria. Click here to read more about the Vespa Cannon history Open Vespa Cannon in a new window.

Vespa Cannon Auction

This bazooka-scoot was stored at an Army base in Messina, Italy. It comes "as is", and can not fire, but any SUV-driving-texting-soccer-mom will not know that when she's facing the business end of the cannon.

The Vespa is up for auction on Saturday 12 May by Coys, and the venue is Monaco (where else?). The estimate for this Army version Vespa is between US$16,000 and US$20,000. Click here for more details and photos of the Vespa Cannon scooter Open Coys.Co link in a new window.

Vespa Cannon Auction

The Vespa is not the only item up for auction. The auction is entitled Legend & Passion, and has lots of vintage cars (including a Formula One car), and also a CarverCarver One.

Click here to see the Legend & Passion lots Open Coys.Co link in a new window.

Via: Jalopnik



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