In 1963 was produced the first Vespa V 50, characterized by the small flap of the cover, the back light metal not yet rectangular, engine bonnet metal instead of plastic, cruise shift to three instead of four stems and large car-type seat bicycle, with the possibility of adding another for the passenger seat. The engine 50 cm ┬│ was accompanied by a three-speed gear, a power of 1.5 bhp at 4500 rpm and weighed only 66 kg. Subsequently been replaced with the other three improved versions: 50N, 50L, 50R.

Vespa 50s - Series description

V5SA1T  1963-1966

V5SA1T  1966-1968 (#2 series - MK2)

unified model

V5SA1T  1968-1993 (#3 series - MK3)

long wheel base

Vespa 50s - Technical specification

Frame type Rim Gears speed km/h Specification

V5SA1T  1963-1966

V5A3M

smallframe 10" 4 gears 40 km/h

engine: single cylinder, air cooled 2-stroke induction: disc valve bore: 38.4 mm stroke: 43 mm cubic capacity: 49.77 cc compression ratio: 7.2: 1 bhp at rpm: 2.6 @ 5800 lubrication: 2% oil transmission: 4 speed constant mesh primary drive: 14/69 1st gear: 1: 29.54 2nd gear: 1: 17.74 3rd gear: 1: 11.50 4th gear: 1: 8.15 clutch: wet - multiplate carburetor: Dell'Orto main jet: slow running jet: diffuser: main air bleed: starter jet: ignition: contact breaker & coil ignition timing: 19 degrees BTDC breaker gap: 0.3 - 0.5 mm voltage: 6 volt wheels: 10" tires:3.00 x 10 max speed: 30 mph total dry weight: 161 lbs

V5SA1T  1966-1968 (#2 series - MK2)

smallframe 10" 4 gears 40 km/h

V5SA1T  1968-1993 (#3 series - MK3)

smallframe 10" 4 gears 40 km/h

Vespa 50s - VIN numbers; VIN serial numbers; Chassis number

  VIN prefix Year VIN Chassis Number Vespas made  
V5SA1T
V5SA1T1963 1101 - 21041 003
V5SA1T1964 2105 - 104798 374
V5SA1T1965 10480 - 150014 521
V5SA1T1966 15002 - 15324322
V5SA1T #2 series - MK2
V5SA1T1966 15325 - 204245 099
V5SA1T1967 20425 - 3096410 539
V5SA1T1968 30965 - 3100035
V5SA1T #3 series - MK3
V5SA1T1968 31001 - 356044 603
V5SA1T1969 35605 - 402504 645
V5SA1T1970 40251 - 455995 348
V5SA1T1971 45600 - 489803 380
V5SA1T1972 48981 - 530994 118
V5SA1T1973 53100 - 571764 076
V5SA1T1974 57177 - 622285 051
V5SA1T1975 62229 - 667254 496
V5SA1T1976 66726 - 696012 875
V5SA1T1977 69602 - 749775 375
V5SA1T1978 74978 - 796794 701
V5SA1T1979 79680 - 891859 505
V5SA1T1980 89186 - 985629 376
V5SA1T1981 98563 - 1072118 648
V5SA1T1982 107212 - 1118914 679
V5SA1T1983 111892 - 13012018 228
V5SA1T1984 130121 - 1322002 079
V5SA1T1985 132201 - 1346882 487
V5SA1T1986 134689 - 1370062 317
V5SA1T1987 137007 - 1389101 903
V5SA1T1988 138911 - 1407721 861
V5SA1T1989 140773 - 1422871 514
V5SA1T1990 142288 - 1440611 773
V5SA1T1991 144062 - 1460982 036
V5SA1T1992 146099 - 1482702 171
V5SA1T1993 148271 - 0?

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