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1981 P200E / 1979 P200E / 1974 Rally 200
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:51 pm quote
Jkr22 wrote:
This is advertised through ďCar and ďClassicĒ in the Uk. Described as presentable which is ideal.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1275039

Bodge? Price seems favourable.
That looks like it's probably legit. It has the split headset, and the VIN should tell you if it's a Douglas Vespa.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:13 pm quote
that looks about right.

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Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:39 am quote
See attached photo, Iím clearly no expert but that doesnít look good right?

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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:43 am quote
Although they fooked up the floor and the stand mounts, the rest looks legit for a Douglas...
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Vespa 152l2
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:08 am quote
Jkr22 that cream Vespa is a Douglas Vespa 152l2 model. Correct seat and choke under the seat, taillight is wrong, these can be bought. Most spares cross with VBA/VBB, but some are particularly to this scooter, particularly the engine which is piston ported, spares are pretty difficult. 3k even if running is probably a bit much I would say if you can get it for under 2.5k running and driving then it's not a bad price. But I wouldn't recommend this to a beginner.
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Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:33 am quote
Do you think the underside is anything to be concerned about? Itís clearly had a repair job but is it likely hiding something more sinister? Itís long way to go and see so donít really want a wasted journey if itís a bodge job. Heís open to offers so who knows?
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Vespa 152l2
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Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:37 am quote
From the photos it doesn't look too bad, but it's difficult to tell exactly what the underside is really like without looking really closely. One thing I can tell you it the stand has been replaced with a larger one. 152L2/VNA has only one hole each side and the stand brackets are unique to this model. This has been replaced with a later stand and brackets with 2 holes each side. Worst case scenerio the underside requires work or a complete replacement this is very costly.

Where is the scooter located?
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Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:16 am quote
Thanks for all the info Timthemod. The scooter is in Bournemouth.
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