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THE FAROBASSO, THE ICON, THE LEGEND.

Hepburn, there is one more iconic aspect of this movie. The Vespa v125 V30T aka the Farobasso. It is called Farobasso because the headlight was placed on the front fender.The princess and the journalist used it in the movie to roam around Rome. The iconic scene of Audrey Hepburn trying to ride it while Gregory Peck tried to handle from the behind. This was Audrey’s first time appearing in the big screen. This, during 1953 was a big advertisement for Vespa. That played a major role in making the Vespa a popular transportation medium. It pushed Vespa to its success. There was a brief appearance of the Vespa around that time, which in turn helped sell about 100,000 units. Soon after other movies started to use Vespa. They were featured in about 60 movies by 1962. Then within 1970 Piaggio managed to sell about four million Vespas globally.

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