Hey everyone, I'm thinking about buying my first scooter. I've had a Honda Passport in the past, but never a Vespa. Anyway, I went and checked out this Allstate and want to get some mare expert opinions on it. It's a little rough cosmetically; the bodywork is pretty consistently banged up and it has a few layers of paint over the original blue. The guy selling it said that he bought it as an original barn find and went through and rebuilt the engine from top to bottom and went over the rest of the mechanical part. It has some hotrod parts, including a 177cc Polini kit and an uprated carb. I didn't ride it or anything, but it did start on the first kick. He also claims it comes with a bunch of extra parts too (mostly original stuff), which I am waiting to hear more about. Is there something terrible that I'm missing here, and if not what would you offer for such a project? I like the idea of having a running scooter, and I look at it as an opportunity to learn body and paintwork on, which I would like to do. It also gives me the potential to personalize it along the way, but I also don't want an insurmountable money pit, either. A small money pit would be OK, though.
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