Thursday, 14 June 2012

A Bit of a Squeeze

As some of you know we are searching for a companion for Célestine. We need to take some of the pressure off her and provide backup. After all, she is getting on a bit.

When she was at the mechanic's getting her nipples greased the other day, Monsieur Denis the mechanic introduced us to this cute little Vespa. Simon tried it out for size, but we have reluctantly decided it was not quite right for us. I know all our friends who have been encouraging us to buy a convertible will be disappointed, but we just don't think white is the right colour.


PS The vehicle is not a toy, and M. Denis assures us it will get up to 80 km / hour (the speedo tops out at 110 km / hour!)


  1. I really wonder how Simon could possibly fit in such a small car.

    If I were younger I'd love to have a small one like that.

    Now they have to come up with a folding or inflatable car that would make life so much easier in great cities!

  2. Great little car but would you want to pay the going rate for such tiny vehicle.... £9000 -

  3. C&E I can get you a dooerupper for 3k€

    chm. I couldn't one leg was fine, the other, no way.

  4. Eaten too many chocolates, perhaps?! :^) Cute little car btw, but I wouldn't like to be driving in a convoy of these new super trucks! Martine

  5. Photo of Simon partially
    in that car reminds me of
    one of those circus acts
    where people keep piling out
    of a small car.

  6. Looking at that one Simon I would say €300 would be more my price...

  7. Good for the heart though. I imagine you would be doing 150bpm if you were in any traffic at all!

  8. I see it's got a sunroof to enable Simon to see the road when he's sitting upright!
    That's one cute vehicule... but steering with the knees is for rally drivers only.

  9. You could try a 2CV. You could call it Modestine, like RL Stevenson's donkey in the Cévennes.