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Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:41 am quote
littlebluedisaster wrote:
I just made a thread about that scoot. Was wondering if it is a possible bodge? didn't want to list it on my blog if it is. That paint job is scary.
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Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:24 pm quote
1974 VESPA PRIMAVERA - $1000 in DENVER:

http://denver.craigslist.org/for/1497367933.html
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Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:26 pm quote
A couple scoots for sale cheap!
1978 Vespa P125 for $1,200 in Omaha, Nebraska

http://vespahunting.blogspot.com/2010/01/1978-vespa-p125-for-sale-in-omaha.html

1963 Vespa 125cc in Boulder, Creek California for $800 obo

http://vespahunting.blogspot.com/2010/01/1963-vespa-125-for-sale-in-boulder.html
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Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:15 pm quote
1980 p125 for $900 obo in Tucson, AZ
http://vespahunting.blogspot.com/2010/01/1980-p125-for-900-obo-in-tucson-az.html
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:40 am quote
Something different-


An old looking scooter/minibike. Probably American made.

Only $475.


http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1540560852.html
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:14 am quote
Very Old Allstate-

This looks like a '52.

$750



http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1538539059.html
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:47 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Very Old Allstate-

This looks like a '52.

$750

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1538539059.html
I love the ad copy:
Quote:
All State Scooter... Scooter needs to be restored. Looks complete, does have key. Needs tires. For more info? Call Tony 937-5...
LOL... really. Gonna need a lot mo' than tires.
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:42 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
LOL... really. Gonna need a lot mo' than tires.
Like a tetanus shot?

I bet that if you are looking for something before '55 you aren't that picky.
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:22 am quote
I think that is called a "Doodlebug", IIRC.
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Something different-


An old looking scooter/minibike. Probably American made.

Only $475.


http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1540560852.html
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:25 am quote
P200 for $1500 in OC:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/1539707077.html
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:25 am quote
littlebluedisaster wrote:
I think that is called a "Doodlebug", IIRC.
I thought the same thing for a second, but this thing looks different than a doodlebug. It might be a mutant that someone pieced together.
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Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:31 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
LOL... really. Gonna need a lot mo' than tires.
Like a tetanus shot?

I bet that if you are looking for something before '55 you aren't that picky.
Exactly.
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:28 pm quote
P125x with 150cc upgrade for $1000 in Daytona, FL:

http://daytona.craigslist.org/mcy/1546101409.html
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:29 pm quote
Nice looking 1966 Allstate for $1100:

http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/1544796931.html
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Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:22 pm quote
littlebluedisaster wrote:
Nice looking 1966 Allstate for $1100:

http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/1544796931.html
From the ad.... "has a dim headlight everthing else works great "

Um, of course it does, it's a 66 alstate....
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:44 am quote
1967 Allstate, $999 OBO


http://wausau.craigslist.org/mcy/1545876666.html

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Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:46 am quote
1979 P200 doesn't run, $1000

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/mcy/1546576980.html
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:24 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
looks good.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:25 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Very Old Allstate-

This looks like a '52.

$750

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1538539059.html
I love the ad copy:
Quote:
All State Scooter... Scooter needs to be restored. Looks complete, does have key. Needs tires. For more info? Call Tony 937-5...
LOL... really. Gonna need a lot mo' than tires.
he forgot to mention the light patina.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:11 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
I like that one! If I lived in Wisconsin....


This must be the time of year to be a buyer, heres another:

1959 Vba for $1000 OBO:

http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/1547391150.html
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:21 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
I've realized that this can't be a '67 and is probably older. A 66/67 Allstate largeframe would be a Sprint, while this is definitely a VNA style Allstate. It was probably licensed or titled in 1967.


Maybe, hell who knows. It a freakin' Allstate. It is red and slow and cheap.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:38 am quote
1976 Vespa Super in Durham, NC for $1,200

http://vespahunting.blogspot.com/2010/01/1976-vespa-super-150-in-durham-north.html
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:41 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
I swear i've seen more Allstates come up for sale this past year on craigslist than I can ever remember popping up in one year. I hate Allstates but even I'd buy this one. Looks pretty damn nice and at a fair price with some haggle room!
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:55 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
I've realized that this can't be a '67 and is probably older. A 66/67 Allstate largeframe would be a Sprint, while this is definitely a VNA style Allstate. It was probably licensed or titled in 1967.


Maybe, hell who knows. It a freakin' Allstate. It is red and slow and cheap.
It's definitely a '66 because it has the unique "Mickey Mouse" tail light.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:17 am quote
That Allstate looks ultra-clean! Anybody wanna store that for me? I can pick it up in July.
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:38 pm quote
Birdsnest wrote:
That Allstate looks ultra-clean! Anybody wanna store that for me? I can pick it up in July.
Yeah, that one has got me drooling too. And I need another bike like a hole in the head....
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:02 pm quote
Killo wrote:
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
I've realized that this can't be a '67 and is probably older. A 66/67 Allstate largeframe would be a Sprint, while this is definitely a VNA style Allstate. It was probably licensed or titled in 1967.


Maybe, hell who knows. It a freakin' Allstate. It is red and slow and cheap.
It's definitely a '66 because it has the unique "Mickey Mouse" tail light.
Love those Mickeys!
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:49 pm quote
littlebluedisaster wrote:
P125x with 150cc upgrade for $1000 in Daytona, FL:

http://daytona.craigslist.org/mcy/1546101409.html
Looks like this was just lowered to $700 Damn good deal now! Here's the new link. http://daytona.craigslist.org/mcy/1548218980.html
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:30 pm quote
Sez wrote:
littlebluedisaster wrote:
P125x with 150cc upgrade for $1000 in Daytona, FL:
http://daytona.craigslist.org/mcy/1546101409.html
Looks like this was just lowered to $700 Damn good deal now! Here's the new link. http://daytona.craigslist.org/mcy/1548218980.html
Hot dang that's a fine deal! Too bad I already have enough "projects".
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:23 am quote
Project scooter hell-

1959 Jawa Cezeta, $500

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1548677526.html
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:43 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Project scooter hell-

1959 Jawa Cezeta, $500

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1548677526.html
That was Rover Eric's at one point...
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:16 am quote
1959 Mitsubishi aka Wards Riverside, $1695

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/1548719507.html


I've been wondering what constitutes a deal o' the day. Sometimes I see scooters that would be a pretty good deal if you were in the market for that particular model, but I don't list it because it isn't a really good deal. Some stuff is just too interesting not to post, like the Pigeon above.

That being said, I will list almost anything under $1000. What is it you people want to see? Are there any Dullivans out there looking for a cheapo project? Or would you like to see affordable and running scoots?

I'm not actually in the market (according to my wife). We'll see about that since I might be tempted by a really good deal and I have seen a few this week. I pretty much just like searching.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:36 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Project scooter hell-

1959 Jawa Cezeta, $500

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/1548677526.html
That was Rover Eric's at one point...
Still is. Just selling/storing it for him.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:50 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
1959 Mitsubishi aka Wards Riverside, $1695

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/1548719507.html


I've been wondering what constitutes a deal o' the day. Sometimes I see scooters that would be a pretty good deal if you were in the market for that particular model, but I don't list it because it isn't a really good deal. Some stuff is just too interesting not to post, like the Pigeon above.

That being said, I will list almost anything under $1000. What is it you people want to see? Are there any Dullivans out there looking for a cheapo project? Or would you like to see affordable and running scoots?

I'm not actually in the market (according to my wife). We'll see about that since I might be tempted by a really good deal and I have seen a few this week. I pretty much just like searching.
I agree with the anything under $1,000 as long as it's not a total turd. I like to see affordable projects or running scoots that are under $1,000. Seems like the prices have been rising the past few years for projects. I also see allot of smallies over priced. I'm not in the market for a scoot right now but will be in a few weeks. My wife said no more scooters until tax time but I still love searching for them. The more vintage scoots out there finding their way to enthusiasts the better.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:27 am quote
Sez wrote:
I agree with the anything under $1,000 as long as it's not a total turd. I like to see affordable projects or running scoots that are under $1,000. Seems like the prices have been rising the past few years for projects. I also see allot of smallies over priced. I'm not in the market for a scoot right now but will be in a few weeks. My wife said no more scooters until tax time but I still love searching for them. The more vintage scoots out there finding their way to enthusiasts the better.
I'm afraid that I have probably posted some sub $1000 turds. That '52 allstate was pretty awful. I wouldn't touch it, myself.

I have been thinking about this for some time, too. A how-to to finding a scooter. I pretty much just use google to search craigslist.

Beginner:
The easiest search is to type "vespa site:craigslist.org" in. Now click show options and select "past 24 hrs" and what you get should be all of the most recent ads to use the word Vespa.

Intermediate:
You may notice that you get a lot of ads for real estate or people ranting about how Vespas are stupid or someone saw a hottie on a Vespa and they want to hook up. To eliminate these, simply add "mcy" to your search to only give you the results posted in the motorcycle/scooters category. Try other keywords like allstate, riverside, piaggio, zundapp, BBW, or whatever else you might be looking for. You should now have something like "allstate mcy site:craigslist.org". Note: "mcy" almost has to be used will allstate since you will find lots of insurance otherwise. Likewise, "scooter" or "wards" should be used with riverside unless you are looking for riversides in Riverside.

Advanced:
Ok, you are probably tired of seeing posts from all over the county. Search all the locations near you using the OR function. Here is one that is good for Texas- "vespa houston OR dallas OR austin OR sanantonio site:craigslist.org" Use whatever is in the URL of the city you want to add, hence "sanantonio" since the url is sanantonio.craigslist.org.

Anyone else have search hints?
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:58 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
Sez wrote:
I agree with the anything under $1,000 as long as it's not a total turd. I like to see affordable projects or running scoots that are under $1,000. Seems like the prices have been rising the past few years for projects. I also see allot of smallies over priced. I'm not in the market for a scoot right now but will be in a few weeks. My wife said no more scooters until tax time but I still love searching for them. The more vintage scoots out there finding their way to enthusiasts the better.
I'm afraid that I have probably posted some sub $1000 turds. That '52 allstate was pretty awful. I wouldn't touch it, myself.

I have been thinking about this for some time, too. A how-to to finding a scooter. I pretty much just use google to search craigslist.

Beginner:
The easiest search is to type "vespa site:craigslist.org" in. Now click show options and select "past 24 hrs" and what you get should be all of the most recent ads to use the word Vespa.

Intermediate:
You may notice that you get a lot of ads for real estate or people ranting about how Vespas are stupid or someone saw a hottie on a Vespa and they want to hook up. To eliminate these, simply add "mcy" to your search to only give you the results posted in the motorcycle/scooters category. Try other keywords like allstate, riverside, piaggio, zundapp, BBW, or whatever else you might be looking for. You should now have something like "allstate mcy site:craigslist.org". Note: "mcy" almost has to be used will allstate since you will find lots of insurance otherwise. Likewise, "scooter" or "wards" should be used with riverside unless you are looking for riversides in Riverside.

Advanced:
Ok, you are probably tired of seeing posts from all over the county. Search all the locations near you using the OR function. Here is one that is good for Texas- "vespa houston OR dallas OR austin OR sanantonio site:craigslist.org" Use whatever is in the URL of the city you want to add, hence "sanantonio" since the url is sanantonio.craigslist.org.

Anyone else have search hints?
I scour the internet daily for scooters and my main source for searching craigslist is using http://www.crazedlist.org but you have to use Firefox to use the site because you have to go into your computer and change a value. It's pretty simple to use and searches as many cities as you want at once. This can mess up your computer so please be careful. I also search farm auctions. I've found allot of great scoots doing this. I also tend to search VW sites since it seems allot of VW owners end up with old Vespas. Or you can just check my blog from time to time!
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:10 am quote
HonestlyLincoln wrote:
1959 Mitsubishi aka Wards Riverside, $1695

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/1548719507.html


I've been wondering what constitutes a deal o' the day. Sometimes I see scooters that would be a pretty good deal if you were in the market for that particular model, but I don't list it because it isn't a really good deal. Some stuff is just too interesting not to post, like the Pigeon above.

That being said, I will list almost anything under $1000. What is it you people want to see? Are there any Dullivans out there looking for a cheapo project? Or would you like to see affordable and running scoots?

I'm not actually in the market (according to my wife). We'll see about that since I might be tempted by a really good deal and I have seen a few this week. I pretty much just like searching.
I think this is a smoking deal and is Deal Of The Day worthy. Just because it's over a thousand dollars doesn't make it any less of a deal.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:15 am quote
Sez wrote:
I scour the internet daily for scooters and my main source for searching craigslist is using http://www.crazedlist.org but you have to use Firefox to use the site because you have to go into your computer and change a value. It's pretty simple to use and searches as many cities as you want at once. This can mess up your computer so please be careful. I also search farm auctions. I've found allot of great scoots doing this. I also tend to search VW sites since it seems allot of VW owners end up with old Vespas. Or you can just check my blog from time to time!
Where do you go for farm auctions? I have looked briefly at some of the local storage unit auctions, but never really saw anything interesting listed. Since they are held during the day, it makes it hard for me to get there. I might try your search site when I get home since I don't want to trash my work computer.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:41 am quote
Lee B wrote:
1959 Mitsubishi aka Wards Riverside, $1695

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/1548719507.html




I think this is a smoking deal and is Deal Of The Day worthy. Just because it's over a thousand dollars doesn't make it any less of a deal.
They have been listing that thing for over a month now, so it could probably be negotiated down from that price. I agree that often a $2000 scoot can be a good deal depending on condition. However, I don't think this one is particularly a good deal at $1700 - it is a Silver Pigeon which are not particularly valuable to begin with, and the engine has been replaced with a Honda which makes it less valuable from a collector point of view, although may make it more useful as a daily rider. I often see Silver Pigeon scooters in running condition go for around $450 - $800.
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