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Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:06 pm quote
Seeing the assembly line of different vehicles have always amazed me, It's just incredible how many things are going on at once and working in perfect harmony. But after searching the net for quite awhile and turning up 4 or 5 photos I turn to you to see what Vespa factory photos you might have saved up. Thanks and post'em up please! Keep it Vintage Vespa please

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Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:00 pm quote
Heres all that I've been able to find so far. Sorry about these being hosted threw photobucket I hope it doesn't affect those of you at work!!




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Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:01 pm quote



Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:44 pm quote
if you want to see some horrifying ones...


http://www.scooterscentre.com/restoration.htm
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:52 pm quote
JSharpPhoto wrote:
if you want to see some horrifying ones...


http://www.scooterscentre.com/restoration.htm
Jeremy did you read this shit!!!!

"Each of our bikes has an average of 1,870 man hours spent on them by a team of 38 enthusiasts"

FUCK ME im going to ask them if they can make me a custom ss180!!!

Really digging your photography man..!! Skilled shit... Im going to get one of those posters from SM next week when I place my next parts order..!!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:59 pm quote
that shit kills me. i ship all of the posters and prints out my office in dallas. If i'm the one that preps the order (sometimes it's my assistant), i'll drop something extra in the tube. thanks for supporting.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:11 pm quote
JSharpPhoto wrote:
that shit kills me. i ship all of the posters and prints out my office in dallas. If i'm the one that preps the order (sometimes it's my assistant), i'll drop something extra in the tube. thanks for supporting.
without a doubt man.. keep up the AMAZING work....
Molto Verboso
many
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:32 am quote
It's sad, the OP put up some very cool vintage photos,
and then someone posts a link to bodge scooters.
I don't know, but some people want to post on every thread,
no matter if they have anything intelligent to add to it.
It's as if anyone can walk into a conversation, and
just change the subject.


















Rob
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:31 am quote
music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S
Molto Verboso
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:42 am quote
Music wrote:
It's sad, the OP put up some very cool vintage photos,
and then someone posts a link to bodge scooters.
I don't know, but some people want to post on every thread,
no matter if they have anything intelligent to add to it.
It's as if anyone can walk into a conversation, and
just change the subject.
it was a joke. calm down.
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:44 am quote
the social fabrics of the interwebs is crumbling!!!! oh the horror!!

can you believe it? i am boggled!! bodges and vespas in the same thread? i am going insane!!!
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:01 am quote
What a nice thread!


3.000.000

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PX150 and 1 drowned P200,
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:14 am quote
pk_dor wrote:
3.000.000...

... breakdowns.
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:20 am quote
Birdsnest wrote:
pk_dor wrote:
3.000.000...

... breakdowns.
hahaha....good one!
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:27 am quote
The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:36 am quote
jimmyb865 wrote:
music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S
WOW
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:43 am quote
jimmyb865 wrote:
music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S
Can't I just have just one ET3? noooo, but looking at a line of factory-fresh fuckers is almost* as good....

*not really

Loving this picture thread though
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:45 am quote
douglas factory

550308douglas.jpg

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Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:54 am quote
Grover wrote:
The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
and the scooter behind it is still known to be on the road in the uk
thers a few on the road over here
seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:29 pm quote
sorry i digress
motovespa factory spain



bajaj vespa india




first million



ape's




ss180's to the left



early colours




i agree great thread
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:38 pm quote
small frames in red


see these frames at the botom of pic
the floors seem narrower could they be for the pedal 50cc version for
the french market
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:48 pm quote
But surely all the Eibars and Servetas combined didn't even come close to the 3 million mark. Do you think they added their totals to that of the Italians, or Innocenti let the Spanish have the publicity boost of producing the "official" 3 millionth as some kind of cross-promotion?


[quote="blackie"]
Grover wrote:
The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
and the scooter behind it is still known to be on the road in the uk
thers a few on the road over here
seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:54 pm quote
[quote="Grover"]But surely all the Eibars and Servetas combined didn't even come close to the 3 million mark. Do you think they added their totals to that of the Italians, or Innocenti let the Spanish have the publicity boost of producing the "official" 3 millionth as some kind of cross-promotion?
blackie wrote:
Grover wrote:
The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
and the scooter behind it is still known to be on the road in the uk
thers a few on the road over here
seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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that must be close to what happened because By 1965, 100,000 Lambretta's had been produced in Spain and the factory employed over 520 staff.

and that same year they started on series 3 slimstyles
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:07 pm quote
small print
all that work just to attack one with a grinder .... they made it so easy to be different ....

and i thought 2tone lammys where shop specials ... like me dad said 'ya not living if ya not learning'
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:27 pm quote
Very cool photos fellas thanks for posting them and keep them coming!!
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:20 pm quote
Ape - nice job! This is one of the best threads I've seen in a while. Great collection of photos of an era gone bye. If only I could get in a time machine and apply for a job at the Pontedera plant! I don't care how repetitive the work in a factory may be, getting paid to build Vespas or Lammies every day would have been awesome. Plus you would get to wear those cool jumpsuits to work each day.
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:21 pm quote
Here are some more:

factory 1.jpg

factory 2.jpg

Factory 6.jpg

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Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:39 pm quote
Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
Azzurri wrote:
Here are some more:
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:07 pm quote
bskphoto wrote:
Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
Azzurri wrote:
Here are some more:
It is an outboard engine called the Moscone (Bluebottle, a type of fly).
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:46 am quote
Die_Wespe_Kind wrote:
bskphoto wrote:
Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
Azzurri wrote:
Here are some more:
It is an outboard engine called the Moscone (Bluebottle, a type of fly).
Correcto. Piaggio dabbled a little in outboard boat motors.

moscone.jpg

moscone_small.jpg

mosconeyl9.jpg



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Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:37 am quote
Vespa outboards? Sweet! Amazing pictures everybody thanks again for posting! Found a few more mainly Avatar size but having a hard time finding them.






Also if ya dig vintage photos like I do search "scooter source:life" on google. Some pretty cool stuff to be found!

Link: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1003&bih=624&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=scooter+source%3Alife&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:47 am quote
One more.. Christ these photos are hard to find!
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:43 pm quote
leaving the factory



quite early production





factory presentation day

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:26 pm quote
Here are some scoots and a moscone getting ready for delivery

moscone factory.jpg

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:13 pm quote
South america have something to say aswell....


Lambretta factory in the sixties, Colombia



Siambrettas factory, Argentina
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Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:01 pm quote
Sorry to bring back the dead fellas but found a few more. I'm finally back from Louisiana so expect more in the next few days!




Molto Verboso
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Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:40 pm quote
Absolutely terrific photos! Thank you so much!
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Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:13 am quote
Piatti
Time for something a little different?

PFactory1.jpg

PFactory2.jpg

PFactory3.jpg

PFactory4.jpg

PFactory5.jpg

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Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:32 am quote
Fuji
I couldn't find what exact model this is, but it is probably a pre-1955 Rabbit.

RFactory1.jpg

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Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:51 am quote
NSR
My personal fav-

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