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lml 2t Vespa lx50 2t
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:05 am quote
This one must be a good deal I love all the reviews he has written himself

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1968-vintage-Vespa-VLB-Sprint-150-Fully-Restored-SHOWROOM-CONDITIONS/333286838243?hash=item4d99718fe3:g:MlAAAOSwCcJdF3JV
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:08 pm quote
have to admit... it's pretty shiny

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GS150, LI200, TX200, PX125, T5200, SX200, PX125 CUTDOWN
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 pm quote
this is a new thing for me.....i didn't realize that shitty asian copies were known as 'bodges'.....funny as feck....you learn something everyday.....LOL
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:00 pm quote
iggydaybreaker wrote:
this is a new thing for me.....i didn't realize that shitty asian copies were known as 'bodges'.....funny as feck....you learn something everyday.....LOL
I've seen many spend $4000-5000 for a crappy bodge and then quit the hobbie because of the disappointment. Very sad.
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74 50s x2 78 P200 84 Cosa 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special + projects
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:39 pm quote
But they are rarely 'copies'. They are usually Italian shells, simply well beyond their expiration date sometimes joined at the hip with another then filled with incorrect or badly made and often dangerous parts. According to legend, a few are well done from a few shops for a few hooked up people, but all else is buyer beware. All due credit to the ppl who do the work, they are exceedingly clever. Sometimes too clever & I won't mention the sellers in the business both here & there.
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:07 am quote
I've been interested in Vespas for years, but just started actually diving into learning about them a couple of days ago. I was totally unaware of this Asian bodge phenomenon, but I love it; it's super interesting! I guess this explains Jeremy Clarkson's two tone Vespa from the Top Gear Vietnam special that ended up getting its entire drive train replaced almost immediately. Anyway, I have some personal bodge experience to share as I think I've found the one legitimately acceptable usage for a bodged Vespa (assuming the purchase price was appropriately low): park it as a prop in the entrance to your pizza joint for some added Italian flair! All it has to do is sit there and look pretty, which it certainly does.





When they first installed this, I thought "Oh wow, that's a nice vintage Vespa, it must have been expensive." Now I know enough to say "Oh wow, that's probably mostly Bondo." I'm still a greenhorn when it comes to determining what is and isn't correct for the various models and years on these things, but I know enough to be weary of that two tone paint job, chrome accessories (badge wings in particular, and possibly the extra leg shield glove box(?) on this one.
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:05 pm quote
r_fostoria wrote:
I've been interested in Vespas for years, but just started actually diving into learning about them a couple of days ago. I was totally unaware of this Asian bodge phenomenon, but I love it; it's super interesting! I guess this explains Jeremy Clarkson's two tone Vespa from the Top Gear Vietnam special that ended up getting its entire drive train replaced almost immediately. Anyway, I have some personal bodge experience to share as I think I've found the one legitimately acceptable usage for a bodged Vespa (assuming the purchase price was appropriately low): park it as a prop in the entrance to your pizza joint for some added Italian flair! All it has to do is sit there and look pretty, which it certainly does.





When they first installed this, I thought "Oh wow, that's a nice vintage Vespa, it must have been expensive." Now I know enough to say "Oh wow, that's probably mostly Bondo." I'm still a greenhorn when it comes to determining what is and isn't correct for the various models and years on these things, but I know enough to be weary of that two tone paint job, chrome accessories (badge wings in particular, and possibly the extra leg shield glove box(?) on this one.
There is plenty sign of bodge on this one. 10" wheel, addition glovebox on legshield, new lock on cowl side glovebox, addition killswitch lock.....
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:43 pm quote


This one is my favorite. The owner of these beautiful cars can apparently afford one of the best and highest quality bodges that look the coolest. Just look at the attention to detail, like those cute little blinkies and the matched luggage.
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1979 Vespa P200E, 1965 Allstate
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 am quote
GS150...

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2 matching N.Z. '69 VBC Super, 177cc Racer, VespaCross Bodge, Puch SRA150, Piaggio Zip 100! & others
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:08 am quote
Flashbacks, I'm having FLASHBACKS!
Its a survivor!
With ohh so many of this specific model/design/paintjob being sold & only A mere $7500...

1967
150 Vespa Scooter
Purchased in 2010
Has been sitting in my dining room since then
In very good condition for its age
Not registered and not running
Not sure if is registerable
I don't know what it needs to get running again
Great show piece for a café or your home
Selling as is where is
Will answer any questions that I can
WILL NOT REGISTER IT SO PLEASE DONT ASK

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F193012451023

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Dunno quite what's happening at the front!

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I'm not 100% sure its a "bodge", but suspect it is

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:26 am quote
V oodoo wrote:


This one is my favorite. The owner of these beautiful cars can apparently afford one of the best and highest quality bodges that look the coolest. Just look at the attention to detail, like those cute little blinkies and the matched luggage.
It's on Ebay with 10 bids. Sitting at $2050 now but the reserve not met.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vespa-Piaggio-150cc-very-clean/202755446006?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D093edc6a17a3467384abfac3b5ca2e62%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D10%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D382942383516%26itm%3D202755446006%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ad2b31095-c039-11e9-92b4-74dbd180f08b%7Cparentrq%3A9b06f11116c0a9e3aa909bb4fff418cf%7Ciid%3A1
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:46 am quote
What do we think? This one is a bit more subtle, but the chrome fender accessories and seat mount, floormats, leg shield trim, 10 inch wheels, front link cover, and reproduction speedometer all smell of bodgeiness.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/d/north-olmsted-1965-italian-vespa-vbb/6955356362.html

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:48 pm quote
I think you're right. Has the raised up lo mile speedo but they forgot to chrome plate the coller under the headset on this one.


Meanwhile, looks like neighbor of someone on the main page somehow got a hold of one: http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2340674#2340674

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:03 pm quote
Here's one with not one, but TWO nice old Fiats and another Vespa in the pic. He must KNOW this is a sketchy scooter, but he's still looking for top dollar even if it had never been to Asia. Maybe he paid that much for it. Yours for $5500 & has only 836 miles!

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/d/franklin-square-1969-vespa-150-sprint/6936617792.html
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:22 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
Here's one with not one, but TWO nice old Fiats and another Vespa in the pic. He must KNOW this is a sketchy scooter, but he's still looking for top dollar even if it had never been to Asia. Maybe he paid that much for it. Yours for $5500 & has only 836 miles!

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/d/franklin-square-1969-vespa-150-sprint/6936617792.html
Maybe the Fiats are bodges, too.

For that kind of money, I'd at least expect an antique white ugly-ass seat.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:50 pm quote
r_fostoria wrote:
What do we think? This one is a bit more subtle, but the chrome fender accessories and seat mount, floormats, leg shield trim, 10 inch wheels, front link cover, and reproduction speedometer all smell of bodgeiness.

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/d/north-olmsted-1965-italian-vespa-vbb/6955356362.html

Key key key by the choke & fuel lever...
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1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Malossi 166 MKIII
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:03 am quote
https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcy/d/brooklyn-1960s-vespa/6959268419.html

Px brake and frame. Probably same with motor, if not LML.
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1964 V9A1T
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:35 am quote
1966 handle bar GS ?
i'll just leave this here...

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1966-Vespa-GS-5006537806

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