1965 Sears 125cc Vespa Allstate Scooter
Post-WWII, department store behemoth Sears branched in to affordable vehicle sales, taking various cars, motorcycle and scooter from other manufacturers and re-badging them under the Allstate name and marketing them through their mail-order catalogue. Piaggio and Cushman were major suppliers of scooters, while Puch and Gilera supplied mopeds and motorcycles, and cars at different times were supplied by the Lincoln Motor Car Works and Kaiser-Frazer.
Piaggio, the manufacturer behind the hugely popular Vespa, the scooter to get Italy moving again after WWII, supplied machines to Sears from 1951 to 1966.
The scooter offered
The Sears 125cc Vespa Allstate Scooter of the penultimate year of the model, was restored under the present ownership by a marque expert, using all the very best materials. A superb repaint on the perfectly straight panels was the starting point, and for anyone who has ever restored a scooter will understand how much of an undertaking that is. To restore a scooter body is tantamount to restoring a small car. The cycle parts and engine were fully rebuilt and restored, making this a supremely capable little 125cc scooter with concours quality of presentation. Having been on static display for several years since, it will need some re-commissioning before returning to the road and La Dolce Vita for which is so represents.