1967 Allstate Sprint
1967 Allstate Sprint
It is somewhat hard to believe today, but there was a time where you could go to one store, and purchase everything you might need. The saying went you could furnish a whole house, and even buy the house at Sears. Yes, in the days before malls and the internet, Sears really was a one stop shop. Not only were their stores incredibly stocked, everything you could need was also available, direct to your home, via mail order. It really was an amazing operation for a pre-internet age.
1967 is the only year that Sears sold the Sprint branded as Sears (not Allstate) and therefore has the much sought-after reflector tail light...an absolutely beautiful desirable detail. We have it here at Classic Auto Mall and it's up for grabs. An American “Wasp” if you will.
This Vespa Sprint has been beautifully restored, engine completely rebuilt and kept garaged and covered ever since. The restoration was done about ten years ago with a fully rebuilt engine, many powder coated parts, beautiful paint and vinyl seat. That's right, vinyl seat! Since restoration, it has been garaged and covered, ridden every few months to keep it fresh and exercised. Bathed in blue gray, all panels and cowlings are near perfect. 1967 was the only year Allstate badging yielded to completely sears, and devoid of the Allstate badging. Essentially, it is a Vespa 150 with little to no changes from the Piaggio design. In fact, the idea was hatched in the late 1950's to produce such a scooter, because Vespa had no distribution in the USA. The scooter uses a dual kickstand for easy parking and has a small storage area in the left rear fender. The black vinyl seat for two is on top and shows some seams coming apart with a simple restitch repair needed.
The engine is the more powerful 150cc 2 stroke, (2.5oz oil to 1 gallon of gas) and is original to this scooter. There is a 1-barrel carburetor, (S120/20), and it has a handle shifting 4-speed manual transmission with a 5.36 final drive designation. Coil spring suspension is on front and rear, and mechanical drum braking is also on front and rear. These brakes are mounted to 10-inch steel wheels
As I harken back to the mid 1960's with Gina Lollobrigida sitting side saddle behind Rock Hudson tooling around the Italian countryside on their Vespa, I could not stop thinking of my previous Vintage Vespa ownership and how much fun these scooters really are. A great way to explore the back roads, and you'll look good doing it. Eat your heart out Howard Hughes. Arrivederci!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.