Finally found an ss180 1968
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58 allstate,66 bluebadge,58 silver pigeon
Joined: 09 Jul 2009
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:52 pm quote
Been looking for a long time to find one that wasnít too much. This came across faceborg marketplace. The guy labeled it 1956 vespa with some pics of it all in pieces. Got ahold of him but he couldnít meet that night and I had too wait one more day. He didnít know or cared what he had just wanted it to be saved. It was his aunts and now Iím the second owner with 3200 miles. I put it back together and am missing some screws here and there but should be on the road soon. Only doing a mechanical restoration on it and leaving the paint alone.
Iím looking for some airbox screws if anyone could help I would definitely appreciate it.
Thanks

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58 allstate,66 bluebadge,58 silver pigeon
Joined: 09 Jul 2009
Posts: 181

Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 pm quote
How I got it

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Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1235
Location: Siam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:03 pm quote
Beautiful!!!
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Motovespa PX200E "iris" elestart. Motovespa 160
Joined: 03 Mar 2017
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Location: Madrid, SPAIN.
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:00 am quote
Beautiful indeed. The front wheel, is it mounted insideout?
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58 allstate,66 bluebadge,58 silver pigeon
Joined: 09 Jul 2009
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:09 am quote
The tire is just mocked up for now,waiting on tubes to arrive
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:06 am quote
CORRADINO wrote:
Beautiful indeed. The front wheel, is it mounted insideout?
It's an SS. Due to the offset of the engine (more to the right), the rims are wider and they mount this way. Perfectly normal...

@chaus: Nice "steal" and in such condition...
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58 allstate,66 bluebadge,58 silver pigeon
Joined: 09 Jul 2009
Posts: 181

Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:29 am quote
I traded an 1985 Honda atc70 and 400 for it. Think I did quite well. Wish I could do that more often.
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1235
Location: Siam
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:24 am quote
Whatever you do, don't repaint it.
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58 allstate,66 bluebadge,58 silver pigeon
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Posts: 181

Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 am quote
I do wish it was red but Iím still not going to paint it.
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Honda elite
Joined: 19 Jun 2007
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Location: California
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am quote
Nice save with patience all the parts will be found congrats
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Vespa
Joined: 25 May 2016
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Location: US
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:09 pm quote
very nice scoot you got there.
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bare metal cafe racer
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Location: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:58 pm quote
v nice.

more pics please.
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74 50s x3 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125 + projects
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Location: seattle/athens
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:43 pm quote
bringing them back to life done right
Nice work getting it all back together and you can add me to the list of ppl who are glad you are keeping the original paint.
Molto Verboso
One or two fun scoots....nothing too precious
Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 1271
Location: UK (South East)
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:35 am quote
A '68 SS180 is my dream Vespa, as it's my year, and I love the fat back end of the SS.
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59" Allstate
Joined: 03 Aug 2018
Posts: 191
Location: TC Florida
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:40 am quote
Very Nice Find indeed. One owner bikes don't come around often. Please keep us up to date on the progress and make sure to post a picture of the first ride.
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PX150E
Joined: 28 Oct 2018
Posts: 70
Location: Florida, USA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:21 pm quote
FatAmy wrote:
Very Nice Find indeed. One owner bikes don't come around often. Please keep us up to date on the progress and make sure to post a picture of the first ride.
You definitely have a treasure, there! No doubt it is an appreciating classic due to its rarity. Even in Italy, a specimen like yours is very, very hard to find in that condition. It would be best to maintain it as original as possible; as the saying goes......it is only original once!!
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PX150E
Joined: 28 Oct 2018
Posts: 70
Location: Florida, USA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:22 pm quote
FatAmy wrote:
Very Nice Find indeed. One owner bikes don't come around often. Please keep us up to date on the progress and make sure to post a picture of the first ride.
You definitely have a treasure, there! No doubt it is an appreciating classic due to its rarity. Even in Italy, a specimen like yours is very, very hard to find in that condition. It would be best to maintain it as original as possible; as the saying goes......it is only original once!!
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