Rare Vespa chrome accessories original from the 60's
Individualizing your Vespa and giving it a personal touch is a seemingly everlasting zeitgeist that surrounds every Vespa like an aura. Italian companies began developing special accessories early on and marketing them very successfully.
A particularly popular, but also expensive, special accessory was the chromed aluminum horn cover. The look of Vespa VBB and Co., which was already looking a bit old-fashioned in the late sixties, could be given a much more modern look with the help of these add-on parts. The world was in a spirit of optimism, the first flight to the moon, rocket technology, nothing seemed out of reach. Style icons like the Chevrolet Impalla inspired many designers and playful chrome tail fins were more than en vogue.
Vigano picked up on this trend and offered a particularly nice piece of individuality for retrofitting with the horn cascade shown here. Formally replicating a mini-format radiator grille, the horn could be concealed, similar to the contemporary Lambretta models. Translucent plastic may not be anything out of the ordinary today, but on the Vigano Kasakde it resulted in the desired very modern, almost futuristic style, which fully met the taste of the time aka 'Thunderbirds are Go'.
We were able to get hold of the cascades in small numbers from a warehouse clearance. These are well-preserved, new/unused horn covers that show signs of ageing/storage. The chrome has some scratches or is slightly tarnished. We offer the cascades in an A and B grade.
The A-ware is in good condition but also has minor flaws
The B-stock has some traces of oxidation or heavier scratches:
Scope of delivery and fastening
The cascade is delivered with a retaining plate and colored rubber profile.
The retaining plate is screwed to the original attachment points of the horn.
The plastic parts are also screwed to the cascade and can therefore be removed for cleaning.
These goods are sold by us as so-called NOS (New old stock = new item that has been stored for a long time) marked. While stocks last.