We’ve reported about the Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon edition now available in the country. Yet there’s a new more exclusive one that sneakerheads might want to look into. That is the Kickz.com Vespa Primavera 50 Mamba Edition.
The custom, one of one, scooter was commissioned by German sneaker and streetwear retailer, Kickz as a tribute to the late but great Kobe Brynt who tragically lost his life, along with his daughter and six others in a helicopter crash in California earlier this year. In tune with Bryant’s passion for supporting young talent, the Mamba Edition auction will raise funds to support the all-female Basketball Center of Opladen (BCO), Germany.
For this acution, Kickz teamed up LA Sparks center, Marie Gülich, of the WNBA. 100 % of proceeds will go toward supporting girls achieving their basketball goals. BCO is particularly sentimental to Gülich as its where she trained as a teenager prior to her professional career in the WNBA.
The 50cc Primavera has been customized with purple and gold stripes running along its black body, inspired by the LA Lakers team colors. The saddle is made of imitation snakeskin, as a tribute to the Black Mamba.
It features the number 8 and 24 on alternating sides. You’ll note highlights of Bryant’s career immortalized in decals on the front shield. It also includes Bryant’s famous quote as told by Shaquille O’ Neil, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’ but there’s an ‘M-E’ in that Mofo” on the floorboard. Even the Vespa badge has been replaced with "Mamba."
The auction runs through August 31, 2020 on eBay Germany. You can find it HERE. As of this writing, the highest bid is already 6,050 Euros (PhP350,000). You don’t have to be a German national to bid. The page only warns that bidders outside Germany must be shoulder the shipping cost outside the country in full.