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Earls Court, 1958.

In 1958 Dou­glas Mo­tor­cy­cles of Bris­tol launched the Vespa Club­man 150 which was de­scribed by The Mo­tor Cy­cle that year as “half­way be­tween the Stan­dard and the Gran Sport ma­chine”. Sit­ting on 8in Miche­lin tyres The Mo­tor Cy­cle pub­lished a top speed recorded as 49mph. Dou­glas dis­played the Vespa Club­man at the Earls Court Mo­tor­cy­cle Show in Lon­don later that year with op­tional fork link cover, mud­guard bumper and front lug­gage rack to show the op­tions to po­ten­tial cus­tomers.

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