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Vespa VIN or Frame numbers

Gene Merideth Vespa Vespa Frame Numbers Vespa Technical Help

The location of the VIN or frame number on a Vintage Vespa varies according to the type of model it is. These photos should help you find it on your frame, although there are a few rarer models that have it in a different location. If its an Italian vintage Vespa, its going to start with a "V". If its starts with some thing else, like a B, its not from Italy, and may well be a clone made by a licensee. You may see a DGM or IGM number on the frame. Ignore this. Its the Italian Department of Motor Vehicles licensing/homologation number, and thousands of other scooters just like yours will have the same number.

 

Vespa Smallframe frame number or VIN location

 

Vespa Smallframe VIN or frame number location. As you sit on the scooter, it will be on the right hand side; the engine side. Remove the engine side door. It will be on the top lip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vespa Widebody Frame number or VIN.

 

 

 

 

 

Vespa Widebody VIN or frame number location. As you sit on the scooter, it will be on the frame, between your legs. Open the carb access door, and it will be on the upper lip.

 

Some later models will have the frame number on the rear of the frame, like the 70s models and the GS160. See below for location there.

 

 

 

 

 Vespa Largeframe VIN or frame number

 

 

 

Vespa 1960s Largeframe VIN or frame number location. This will be applicable for those 1960s and 1970s scooters that have on the left, as you sit on the scooter, a none removable side cowl, with a glove box in it. The frame number is stamped on the frame lip that sticks out under where the cowl meets the frame. You may have to lay on the floor and use a flashlight to see it properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vespa 1970s Largeframe and P Series VIN or frame number location. This will be applicable for some 60s scooters that don't have the fixed left hand cowl described above. You will have to remove the right hand, as you sit on the scooter, or engine side cowl. The engine number is stamped on the frame, just behind the back of the engine.

 

 

 

 

 

I have included frame numbers of Vespa that are the ones found in the US, and left out the unusual ones or ones that were produced for foreign markets and not brought here. This list does not include any of the more modern production of Vespa, especially when they switched to the 17 digit VIN number, as we do not generally deal with those modern types.

Smallframe

V5N3T  - All Numbers            - Vespa 50c Special        - 50cc     - 1975 > 1983

V9A1T  - >25000                   - Vespa 90                      - 90cc     - 1963 >1967

V9A1T  - 25001 > 28000       - Vespa 90                      - 90cc     - 1967>

V9A1T  - 28001>                   - Vespa 90                      - 90cc     - 1968>

VMA1T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                    - 125cc   - 1965>1967

VMA2T - All NUmbers            - Vespa 125 Primavera   -125cc    - 1967>1983

VMB1T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125 ET3             - 125cc  - 1976>1983

 

Widebody

V1T      - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                           - 125cc  - 1948-1950

V30T    - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                           - 125cc  - 1951>1952

VM1T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                           - 125cc  - 1953>

VM2T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                           - 125cc  - 1954>

VN1T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1954>1955

VN2T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  -  1956>1957

VL1T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  -  1955>

VL2T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  -  1955>1956

VL3T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  -  1956

VB1T   - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  -  1957>1958

VS1T   - All Numbers            - Vespa GS150                       - 150cc  -  1955>

VS2T   - All Numbers            - Vespa GS150                       - 150cc  - 1956>

VS3T   - All Numbers            -Vespa GS150                        - 150cc  -  1957>

VS4T   - All Numbers            -Vespa GS150                        - 150cc  - 1958>

VS5T   - All Numbers            - Vespa GS150                       - 150cc  - 1959>1961 

 

Largeframe

VNA1T - All Numbers            -Vespa 125                             - 125cc  - 1958>

VNA2T - All Numbers            -Vespa 125                             - 125cc  - 1958>1959

VNB1T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1960>

VNB2T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1961>

VNB3T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1961>1962

VNB4T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1963>

VNB5T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1964>

VNB6T - All Numbers            - Vespa 125                            - 125cc  - 1965>1966

VNC1T - All Numbers            - Vespa Super                        - 125cc  - 1966>1968

VNL2T - 30001>                   - Vespa Gran Turismo            - 125cc  - 1966>1973

VNL2T - 10001>                   - Vespa Gran Turismo R         - 125cc  - 1969>1978

VNL3T - All Numbers            - Vespa TS                             - 125cc  - 1975>1978

VBA1T - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  - 1959>1960

VBB1T - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  - 1961>1962

VBB2T - All Numbers            - Vespa 150                            - 150cc  - 1963>1966

VBC1T - All Numbers            - Vespa Super                        - 150cc  - 1963>1966

VLA1T - All Numbers            - Vespa GL                             - 150cc  - 1963>1964

VLB1T - 1001 - 1205477      - Vespa Sprint                        - 150cc  - 1965>1979

VLB1T - 0150001-0368199  - Vespa Sprint Veloce             - 150cc   - 1969>1979

VSB1T - All Numbers            - Vespa GS160                       - 160cc   - 1962>1964

VSC1T - All Numbers            - Vespa SS180                       - 180cc   - 1965>1968

VSD1T - All Numbers            - Vespa Rally 180                   - 180cc   - 1968>1973

VSE1T - All Numbers             - Vespa Rally 200                  - 200cc   - 1972>1979

 

P Series

VNX1T - All Numbers            - Vespa P125X                        - 125cc   - 1977>1982

VNX2T - >200000                 - Vespa PX125E                     - 125cc   -1981>1983

VNX2T - 200001-300000      - Vespa PX125E Arcobaleno  - 125cc   - 1983>1984

VNX2T - 300001>                 - Vespa PX125E Elestart        - 125cc   - 1984>

VNX5T -<300000                  - Vespa 125 T5                      - 125cc   - 1985>

VNX5T - 300001>                 - Vespa 125 T5 Elestart         - 125cc   - 1986>

VBX1T - All Numbers             - Vespa P150S                      - 150cc   - 1978>

VLX1T - >346402                  - Vespa P150X                      - 150cc   - 1978>1981

VLX1T - 346403>600000      - Vespa PX150E                    - 150cc   - 1981>

VLX1T - 600001>3000000    - Vespa PX150E Arcobaleno - 150cc   - 1983>

VLX1T - 3000001>                - Vespa PX150 Elestart         - 150cc   - 1984>

VSX1T - >160000                  - Vespa P200E                      - 200cc   - 1977>1982

VSX1T - 160001>300000      - Vespa PX200E                    - 200cc   - 1982>

VSX1T - 300001>                  - Vespa PX200 Arcobaleno   - 200cc   - 1983>

VSX1T - 3000001>                - Vespa PX200E Elestart       - 200cc   - 1984>

 

Vespa Allstate

VA1T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-100       - 125cc  - 1951

VA2T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-101       - 125cc  - 1952

VA3T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-102       - 125cc  - 1952

VA4T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-103       - 125cc  - 1953>1954

VA5T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-104       - 125cc  - 1954>1955

VA6T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94490   - 125cc  - 1955>1956

VA7T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94491   - 125cc  - 1956>1957

VA8T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94492   - 125cc  - 1957>1958

VA9T   - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94493   - 125cc  - 1958>1959

VA10T - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94494   - 125cc  - 1959>1960

VA11T - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94495   - 125cc  - 1960>1962

VA12T - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94330   - 125cc  - 1963>

VA13T - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94331    - 125cc - 1964>

VA14T - All Numbers              - Allstate Model 788-94332    - 125cc - 1965>

VMA1T- Unknown                   - Sears 125 # 788-94370       - 125cc - 1966

VLB1T - Unknown                   - Sears 150 # 788-94360       - 150cc - 1966      

 

If you have questions about your VIN, please send a message to us through our contact form or call us. We no longer answer VIN questions through the comments on this post as they are too numerous. We cannot answer questions about scooters that are outside North America.

Please note, if you are quoting a number that begins with VxxxM , rather than VxxxT this is the motor, or engine number.  We do not have dating records for the motor number. You will have to extrapolate date from near numbered frame numbers.    

 

 



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  • Aaron on

    I have an Allstate that has a model plate and serial that don’t match your chart. The number on Allstate plate says 788.94495, but the serial number on the left side of the frame starts with VA12T. According to everything I’ve seen, including your site, 788.94495 should be a VA11T.

  • Bob Casamajor on

    My recently deceased son has left me a challenge … to bring his vintage Vespa GL back to life.
    At this point all I have is the vin # 036095. I need a place to start before I can begin… can you help? Found the serial number…..it’s a 63!

  • Bob Casamajor on

    My recently deceased son has left me a challenge … to bring his vintage Vespa GL back to life.
    At this point all I have is the vin # 036095. I need a place to start before I can begin… can you help?

  • Jeroen on

    Hello,
    I bought a Vespa px 150 engine with the vin number VLX2M 007306.
    At all the sites where I seek, only the VLX1M engines are known.
    Can you tell me from which year my engine is.

    Regards,
    Jeroen
    Holland

  • Craig WOODALL on

    Hi, im trying to work out what year my Vespa PX engine is
    Engine No….VNX1M314312
    Could you please please find out what year it is?
    Thanks alot
    Woody
    07526 204 579
    craigw331981@gmail.com



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