Is an oldtimer vespa 50ccm worth 4500?
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:10 pm quote
Please give some advice...

I went to a shop in which they only sell Vespas, expecting to find some new vespas.

But... all they do is buy old vespas from the 60s and 70s, refurbish them and sell them. free netflix tech news android 9


They claim the motor is as good as new when they are finished. They put in 12v starters instead of the 6v and wax the whole chassis so it won't catch rust. You get the seat and the color that you want and they add a mechanics course on top of it.

I really like the feeling of driving such an oldtimer, it's much better than modern versions without gears imho.

But is it really worth 4.5k euros? They claim that an old vespa doesn't really loose value.

I'd like to hear your opinione please. Thanks!

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 am quote
Are there any bikes besides Vespas in this shop? Other brands, other vintage motorcycles? I'm curious where this shop is. Your profile says you're in the USA but you're asking about scooters priced in euros. It's relevant to your question because it matters whether you're importing the Vespa, and if there are other Vespa sellers in the area.

I'd suggest you read some of the topics on "Bodges" here. Can't say if what you saw are bodges or legit, but it's good to know what to look for.

And welcome to MV!
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 am quote
Sounds a bit like they're selling Vietnamese knockoffs.

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:53 am quote
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:10 pm quote
What's the name of the shop? I'm sure a few members here can have good info on this.
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