Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
 
Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:54 pm linkquote
Just an ole' VBB I found in a barn this weekend. Should I repaint it? Yea, that original paint is chipping in a couple places and the chrome you know, it's not totally perfect. Patina...lol, burn it.

Total Barn find, 4,400 miles, Vigano rear rack, some period windscreen came with it and a sweet legshield mirror. Original tool kit, bill of sale, all registration from 1963-1982, and owners manual. Trade for a bodge with shiny paint? Enjoy the photos.....this is a long term project I'm not planning on doing anything to (other than preservation steps) for awhile.







Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:12 pm

Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2522

 
Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 2522

Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:12 pm linkquote
I'm betting the guys will say to leave it and give it a good rubbing, that's what I say at least.
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:32 pm

Evil
p2, jet2, lml166
Joined: 17 May 2013
Posts: 666
Location: Philadelphia, United States
 
Evil
p2, jet2, lml166
Joined: 17 May 2013
Posts: 666
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:32 pm linkquote
keep it as is.
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:48 pm

Hooked
Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 112
Location: In Denial, USA
 
Hooked
Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 112
Location: In Denial, USA
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:48 pm linkquote
Wow

Some say it's a trend to leave as is/original. To me it is preserving the value and history. I would rather buy an all original scoot than one repainted or "refurbished". With the original everything done is documented by it's condition and presentation. Once painted, the only thing left is one's integrity to represent it properly, honestly and fairly.

Keep as is and only do what must be done. I'd drive it with pride.
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:02 pm

Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
 
Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:02 pm linkquote
I posted in jest mainly. I feel fortunate to have found a scoot in this condition 51 years after it was rolled off the assembly line. There is absolutely no way I'd do anything other than preserve it as is. I hope y'all get some enjoyment outta seeing it. 8)
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:15 pm

Molto Verboso
59 Vespa, 65 Vespa, 66 Vespa, 57 Vespa
Joined: 10 May 2011
Posts: 1323
Location: Portland Oregon
 
Molto Verboso
59 Vespa, 65 Vespa, 66 Vespa, 57 Vespa
Joined: 10 May 2011
Posts: 1323
Location: Portland Oregon
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:15 pm linkquote
Leave it as is...
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:17 pm

Addicted
1962 VBB
Joined: 07 Jan 2012
Posts: 527
Location: Green Bay
 
Addicted
1962 VBB
Joined: 07 Jan 2012
Posts: 527
Location: Green Bay
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:17 pm linkquote
Needs some wooden crates
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 pm

Molto Verboso
borrowed time
Joined: 17 Oct 2010
Posts: 1134
Location: inland empire
 
Molto Verboso
borrowed time
Joined: 17 Oct 2010
Posts: 1134
Location: inland empire
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 pm linkquote
Hell yeah. Get some rattle bombs and go at it! 50 yr old paint has nothing on a new rattle.



Oh....I jest too!
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm

Ossessionato
1970 Vespa Rally 180
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
Posts: 4144
Location: Denton Tx.
 
Ossessionato
1970 Vespa Rally 180
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
Posts: 4144
Location: Denton Tx.
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm linkquote
looks great! grats and thanks for posting. we love pics
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:40 am

Enthusiast
Vespa 1956 VL3T
Joined: 07 Feb 2013
Posts: 55
Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
Enthusiast
Vespa 1956 VL3T
Joined: 07 Feb 2013
Posts: 55
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:40 am linkquote
Nice vbb! Just polish it and ride it! These vespas should be preserved!
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:13 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4923
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 4923
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:13 pm linkquote
It's your scooter - do what you want. If I was lucky enough to come across something like that - I would clean it up and ride it until the wheels fell off it. Good Luck
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Hooked
Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 164
Location: Florida, USA
 
Hooked
Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 164
Location: Florida, USA
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:20 pm linkquote
Sweet find DC, I hope you got it for a song
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6161
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6161
Location: Hustletown, TX
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:30 pm linkquote
Looks great.
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:31 am

Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
 
Molto Verboso
No moar Vespas...sold them all
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 1087
Location: Denver City Denver
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:31 am linkquote
speedyscoot wrote:
Sweet find DC, I hope you got it for a song
Ha, not $500 like my last two scoots, but a good bit less than what he was asking. When I first checked it out he stated he had been offered $2,000 that day. I told him I wouldn't pay that for a VBB. Next day he called me back. Guy backed out and he accepted my offer instead. I'm happy, but I'll be happier when I finish the engine! I still think total expenses will be quite a bit less than the value and I'd put that at over $3,000 in this condition if she's running.
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