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
V5SA1T 1963 1101 - 2104 1 003
V5SA1T 1964 2105 - 10479 8 374
V5SA1T 1965 10480 - 15001 4 521
V5SA1T 1966 15002 - 15324 322
V5SA1T #2 series - MK2
V5SA1T 1966 15325 - 20424 5 099
V5SA1T 1967 20425 - 30964 10 539
V5SA1T 1968 30965 - 31000 35
V5SA1T #3 series - MK3
V5SA1T 1968 31001 - 35604 4 603
V5SA1T 1969 35605 - 40250 4 645
V5SA1T 1970 40251 - 45599 5 348
V5SA1T 1971 45600 - 48980 3 380
V5SA1T 1972 48981 - 53099 4 118
V5SA1T 1973 53100 - 57176 4 076
V5SA1T 1974 57177 - 62228 5 051
V5SA1T 1975 62229 - 66725 4 496
V5SA1T 1976 66726 - 69601 2 875
V5SA1T 1977 69602 - 74977 5 375
V5SA1T 1978 74978 - 79679 4 701
V5SA1T 1979 79680 - 89185 9 505
V5SA1T 1980 89186 - 98562 9 376
V5SA1T 1981 98563 - 107211 8 648
V5SA1T 1982 107212 - 111891 4 679
V5SA1T 1983 111892 - 130120 18 228
V5SA1T 1984 130121 - 132200 2 079
V5SA1T 1985 132201 - 134688 2 487
V5SA1T 1986 134689 - 137006 2 317
V5SA1T 1987 137007 - 138910 1 903
V5SA1T 1988 138911 - 140772 1 861
V5SA1T 1989 140773 - 142287 1 514
V5SA1T 1990 142288 - 144061 1 773
V5SA1T 1991 144062 - 146098 2 036
V5SA1T 1992 146099 - 148270 2 171
V5SA1T 1993 148271 - 0 ?

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