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Motors Just bought my first (now second!!!) Vespa (pics)

Discussion in 'General' started by Lord_A, 9 Apr 2006.

  1. riggs

    riggs ^_^

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  2. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Active Member

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    Restoring an old Vespa is something I've been wanting to do for sometime. I'll be keeping my eye on this one :D

    Oh, and question - will you be doing all the restoration yourself? Painting, etc. included? Or will you do most of it and get someone else to do the "difficult" stuff?
     
  3. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    The plan so far is to do it all myself, just get stuck in and see what I can do.
    I've got an air compressor which I'm hoping will produce a decent paint job, if it turns out really bad then I'll have to take it to a pro.

    These 2 are just the beginning, eventually I want to get my hands on one of the very early 1950-ish models and do a completely professional restoration on that :baby:

    Anyway work log will start soon (gonna start a new thread I think) Just doing up my garage at the moment, should start work on the bikes in the next week or two :)
     
  4. MrDT

    MrDT fapfap

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    Out of interest, how much did they cost to buy in their current state? I'll be needing a summer project :D
     
  5. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    The Super was £786 & the GT was £852.

    A bit much actually now that I know a bit more about Vespas...buying them in London is a lot more expensive than in other parts of the country. There was recently an absolute beaut on eBay that went for £700 on Buy It Now it was a 1964 Sportique. I soooo wanted to buy it but if I did I would have been a dead man courtesy of my g/f :miffed: I really regret not getting it though as it was a bargain!
     
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