The Super Sport was the top of the line Vespa in its day. They are beautiful and fast, and were the last to retain the piston-ported style motor used by Piaggio from the very first Vespas. There are quite a few styling details that set them apart from the other Vespas. The aluminum trim on the cowls and mudguard, the trapezoidal healight (only offered on the SS and GL in the U.S. market), and the over-sized cowls, are all things that make the Super Sport one the best Vespas ever made. As the sport model Vespa, they were fast when they were new, and are still quite quick in relation to modern traffic. This is a scooter that can still zoom through traiffic fifty years after it was made. It is simply a great scooter, and always one that is at the top of the list for a classic Vespa you can really ride. They are certainly among our favorites! We found this scooter in Italy on one of our recent trips. It was repainted there before we acquired it. The paint is shiny and looks nice, but it is not perfect. This is a sweet daily ride for sure, and rare enough that you won’t be likely to see another one on the road.