Any Vespa/lambretta Owners On Here

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    I am after a 1968 ish scooter,

    For nothing more than to bring out on a nice sunny day and don my Parker.

    Never owned one, but would love some info from any owners of any age one.
     
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    You got me reminiscing about my Lambretta with all the chrome and mirrors, union jack on the back of the parka, those were the days.
    Saw one a couple of weeks ago, immaculate.
     
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    Yes I can see it now:D(y)
     
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    Just realised you put 1968, thats when i had mine aged 16.
     
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    It's ok Bill he has a full hairdryer license.
    Will ask at work,we have a couple of vintage scooter people here.
     
  7. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    yes mate have full bike entitlement



    don't knock it your restoring it ;-)
    Im too busy running

    1968 was the year I was born, hence the nostalgic treat.
     
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    Only restore vintage Jap bikes...never done a Lambretta.
     
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    £795 1968
     
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    Willam lambretta a3 microcar 1968
     
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    I've had a few Vespas in my youth, and a Lambretta "project" which I never really got motivated to finish and gave away. Part of me would like another scoot, but I think I'm now too addicted to large capacity bikes.

    But still have a hankering for an Arthur Francis Stage tuned GP250 Lambretta, if they are still going...
     
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    I have a 2012 vespa 300GTS

    No old scooters only old bikes (y)
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Well there's a first time for everything ;-)
     
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    some thing to bear in mind in the case of lambrettas is that up to the early seventies they were made in italy by innocentti . these are now seen as classics and are highly sought after by collectors and born again mods alike . as such mint or restored ones can fetch 7k and more ! i used to have a couple of mid 60s sx 200 s and these are now seen as the holy grail of lambrettas . after about 1972 if i remember correctly and a short spell of being owned by british leyland of all people, innocentti went bust [no surprise with bl involved] . the tooling was then bought and set up in india and all future models were built under the sil brand [scooters india ltd]and as such, at the moment these are not seen as favourable by the purists hence they can be found slightly cheaper . there is a company [chinese probably] that now makes lambretta looking replicas based on a modern 4 stroke rev and go engine [the originals were 2 stroke of course and required a fair bit of fettling !!] good luck in your search . regards garry
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Yes your correct and that is the info I was looking for...
    Some nice 66 models I've seen punted at over 12k ...
     
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    Hi Paul I have a lamb 1963,TV175 in storage for when grandson is old enough (bought by his dad -again to store)(y)When I researched it with the lambretta owners club they told me the date it was made and allsorts plus offered 3k for it as a project :eek: so I hope your pockets are deep and you find one ---If I was you though I would try riding one first -you have to be a contortionist just to change gear :)then when you hit a small pothole they throw you off -bloody death traps if you ask me :D
    terry
     
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    If you've never ridden one, they are an acquired taste, just be careful you don't fall into the clutches of the "Comedy Mods" :eek:
     
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    Started off with a Lambretta LD 150 in 1966, followed by a succession of Li's, and then a TD 200, (SX), which I converted to a 225 cc with a Wal Philips fuel injector on an Arthur Francis conversion. My only Vespa was a 150 cc Sportique.......Wish I had it now, they cost a fortune! :cry:
    Very happy to advise Paul, or will even come along to 'vet' one if your buying. Try and get an original Lambretta, and not a 'GP', (made in India), nor any of the later models. (y)(y)(y)
     
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    I have driven plenty btw
     
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