'Bello Giallo', my little yellow Vespino
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Molto Verboso
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Wed May 21, 2008 11:32 am quote
Here a showcase of my oldest Vespa. It is a 1971 Vespa 50 Special.
It has the original factory painting and is quite original...

It is licensed as a moped in my country.
Meaning it runs 55 km (just below 40 mph) and is agile as hell!

Nickname for this one is 'Bello Giallo'

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Vespa 50 Special

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Wed May 21, 2008 11:46 am quote
Man, that thing is beautiful and clean. I like it!!!
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Wed May 21, 2008 12:05 pm quote
beauty, so thats where the S comes from.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 21, 2008 12:14 pm quote
snapshot05 wrote:
beauty, so thats where the S comes from.
Quiz: Is this "S" old or new

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Wed May 21, 2008 1:00 pm quote
It's vintage ;p
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Wed May 21, 2008 1:54 pm quote
Very nice scooter!
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Wed May 21, 2008 3:16 pm quote
Really gorgeous, and just the right wasp colours too.
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Wed May 21, 2008 6:26 pm quote
I love it!!!!!!
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Wed May 21, 2008 6:38 pm quote
That is one lovely Vespa.
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Thu May 22, 2008 1:43 pm quote
Beaultiful!

Now I can see the inspiration for the new S models. The seat, headlights, mirrors, awsome!
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Thu May 22, 2008 10:39 pm quote
Re: Little yellow Vespino
LOVE IT ! I could definitely see myself on that ride !
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Fri May 23, 2008 1:29 am quote
Hi! Congratulations from another 50 Special owner!!!

Looks really good, awesome condition!!



Thought you owned a Vespino! In Spain they were very common in the 90s, they were used to work with them, most on pizza delivering!
Molto Verboso
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Fri May 23, 2008 8:56 am quote
Carter wrote:
Hi! Congratulations from another 50 Special owner!!!

Looks really good, awesome condition!!

Thought you owned a Vespino! In Spain they were very common in the 90s, they were used to work with them, most on pizza delivering!
Thanks Carter for your remarks.

Somewhere, sometime, I saw an article where the gave the large frame vespa's the Italian name 'Vespone' and the small frame Vespa's the name 'Vespino'.

I'm not sure to what kind of Vespino's you are referring...are those the Vespa mopeds like CIAO and BOXER?
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Fri May 23, 2008 10:40 am quote
Sakkerju wrote:
I'm not sure to what kind of Vespino's you are referring...are those the Vespa mopeds like CIAO and BOXER?
That's it! The Vespino was a moped, just like Ciao or Boxer, but made by the spanish Motovespa, and didn't have the "Vespa" brand, "Vespino" was the brand. It was made for 32 years, so you can still find them in every single corner in every single town in Spain. At first I thought you had one of those, I was going to ask you where did you find it!!


Anyway, I really LOVE yellow 50Specials, so congratulations once again!


-I never heard about that Vespino-Vespone story, I'll try to find it!-
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Mon May 26, 2008 11:30 am quote
Bello Giallo and Bella Bianca on the road

Happy together as their riders are doing some shopping...

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Mon May 26, 2008 11:58 am quote
borbapereira wrote:
Beaultiful!

Now I can see the inspiration for the new S models. The seat, headlights, mirrors, awsome!
The chrome flash on the horn cover as well as the fender crest are present in both too - interesting to see how much inspiration they took..

Beautiful scooter btw, clean and unspoiled. Bar-end mirror looks fantastic on that streamlined headset.
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Tue May 27, 2008 12:33 pm quote
Couldn't resist posting my 2-stroke friends

Bello Giallo and euh...'Beauté Noire' (Black Beauty)

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Wed May 28, 2008 1:50 am quote
Wow that Velosolex looks awesome!
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Wed May 28, 2008 4:06 am quote
thats nice! i love the color of Bello Giallo
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Wed May 28, 2008 6:59 am quote
Vespa
Truly your scooter is a thing of beauty. You must be very proud!
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 28, 2008 10:39 am quote
Re: Vespa
Thanks all for the remarks...

Actually, I really wanted a 50cc with the round headlight at first. Then this one came along, looking very 'natural'.

So I re-thought and bought

PS: Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.

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Fri May 30, 2008 3:13 am quote
i would literally stab a baby for that thing.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:42 am quote
Weather was OK yesterday, made a short trip to the canal locks.

It is very 'cute' to ride on this oldie, but it also is a bit hard too handle with the handgearing etc.

I guess I am a bit spoiled riding an automatic LX too





Molto Verboso
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:58 am quote
Latest mod for Bello Giallo:

I have ordered a new exhaust to replace the original. It is a ET3 Primavere style exhaust (aka 'Cigar').

It is supposed to give just a bit more acceleration/power to the 50

exhaust.jpg

primavera.jpg

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:11 am quote
That's one of the coolest Vespas I've ever seen. Great bike you gave there!
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:41 am quote
Re: Vespa
Sakkerju wrote:
...Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.
What did you do?

It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:23 am quote
Re: Vespa
EternalCity1 wrote:
Sakkerju wrote:
...Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.
What did you do?

It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it.
Small things:
-new coating on rims
-new 'old' Special saddle (orignal was a duo seat)
-new cylinder (DR brand) to be able to do close to 40 mph 60kmh
-direction flashers removed, mirror added on bar end
-added spare wheel (for the looks )
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:07 am quote
Sakkerju wrote:
Bello Giallo and Bella Bianca on the road

Happy together as their riders are doing some shopping...
oh man... that made my heart hurt.... i wish i was somewhere in europe right now... riding a vespa... in the summertime...


until then i'll have to put up with the georgous longbeach weather

sometimes i feel that i would swap the beach for some mountains in europe....

THANK YOU for the pics! beautiful scoot!

-cheers
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Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:46 am quote
Fond memories ...
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Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:25 am quote
Re: Fond memories ...
Salima Draghetta wrote:
....my first Vespa love!

It was the exact same model and color of your Bello Giallo, minus a couple of differences: mine did not have the spare tire attached, the seat was a 2-people seat, instead of a single-person seat like yours, no rear view mirror, and there was no back rack either. Other than that, absolutely identical.

I was 15 years old back then, in high school, and loving the freedom and the independence of my first Vespetta!

Salima Draghetta
You're welcome, Salima!

Always nice to see somebody enjoying nice pictures from nice Vespa's

Just to emphasize your reminiscence feeling, some more.
If you forget about the orange blinkers, this must have been it:

Pictures of how Bello looked when I purchased him, comming straight from Bayern, Germany.

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Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:35 am quote
post deleted by Salima

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:46 am quote
New exhaust fitted!
Sakkerju wrote:
Latest mod for Bello Giallo:

I have ordered a new exhaust to replace the original. It is a ET3 Primavere style exhaust (aka 'Cigar').

It is supposed to give just a bit more acceleration/power to the 50
Finally got the new exhaust fitted.
Made some pictures too:

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Before

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After

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Fitted with the new 'cigar'

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Bello on the surgery table at 'Maskes Vintage Vespa' shop...

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Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:45 am quote
I like more the 50Special than the 50S.

That colour look's original..Is it?
Molto Verboso
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Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:26 am quote
Calatroia wrote:
I like more the 50Special than the 50S.

That colour look's original..Is it?
The yellow paint is original, from 1971 indeed!





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Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:36 am quote
Cute Sakkerju!

I guess "Vespa" must mean "deer" or "moose" in Dutch?
Molto Verboso
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Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:13 pm quote
tochaman wrote:
Cute Sakkerju!

I guess "Vespa" must mean "deer" or "moose" in Dutch?
We had a fight for the deer ladies

Maybe for car drivers....lets hunt that gnu down

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Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:04 pm quote
Thats a lovely looking scooter.
I had a 50 special in the mid 80's with a primmy engine in it, my mate Tickle smashed it up on the way to the I.o.W. in '87 or '88.
We did the rally and then cut it down when we got back.
Happy days.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:26 am quote
Wow! Too sweet, if I had a small frame I would loose 50 pounds just to sit on it. R
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:39 pm quote
once again, your scoot is sweet!!!
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:58 pm quote
Re: 'Bello Giallo', my little yellow Vespino
Sakkerju wrote:
Here a showcase of my oldest Vespa. It is a 1971 Vespa 50 Special.
It has the original factory painting and is quite original...

It is licensed as a moped in my country.
Meaning it runs 55 km (just below 40 mph) and is agile as hell!

Nickname for this one is 'Bello Giallo'
That is very cool...love the square headlight!
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