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Saw this late 60's Velosolex Motosiklet at an antiques and oddities shop while bouncing around the Galata area. It was in good shape and was a treat to see. Wanted to try and start it up slo bad! Dig the silly ass advert attached. 8)

(Lots of p-series and Chetaks around the city too...)
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You can find these for sale around the states, I have a 1963 Solex 2200 which is incredibly slow but kind of a hoot:
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I understand that Le Solex has a following, stateside.

I've got a '59 Modelle 1700 that I restored 20 years ago. Top speed is a whopping 18 mph/30 kph..!

There is a crowd in France (naturally!) called VSX who stock parts for Velosolex models in case you find yourself the proud owner of one.
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Can't begin to tell you just how many of these you used to see on the roads in France in the 1960's and '70's. I reckon EVERY household must have had at least one.
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Good stuff.
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Mine has better patina

Or is that MORE patina?
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if bean does it, it's cool in my book.

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I'll only buy one if it came with those goggles in the advert. 8)
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