Thursday, 19 August 2010


This was one of the most enjoyable two wheelers I've ever owned - a second series, early 1972 puce-yellow Piaggio Ciao. Bought for a few lira when I lived in Italy 10 years ago, it served as good transport to the bread shop and wine merchant (a whole anfora of local white would fit on that parcel rack) after my Guzzi was smashed up in the Moto Giro (not by me I might add...).

A full tank would last 6 months and road tax was next to nothing. It ended up being bought by a serial Ciao collector/Ciaoista who loved its completely unrestored state.

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