Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Calessino legend lives on

Some photos from Piaggio's PR departement of the Ape Calessino. I happened to stumble on one "in the flesh" during my family's visit to Cortona in Tuscany. The new Calessino was made in order to celebrate Vespas's 60th anniversary in 2006. In 2009 Piaggio made another relaunch, now sprayed in "Arctic White" with "Bordeaux" canvas top. And a Electric Lithium, battery powered, version was available.
With the 2006 and 2009 versions 1 700 Ape Calessinos were built. And the site "Calessino Parade" is dedicated to spot them all!

1 comment:

  1. Seagrove

    I am so glad you like the Ape Calessino and thank you for including the link to our Calessino Parade (Spotters Register) web site.

    We love driving round in our Calessino No. 214 of 999 (Edition A - Blue and Sail White) in Tarifa Southern Spain.

    If anyone has news of any other Calessinos - please send details to us on: