Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:44 pm

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GTS250/GSvs5/vb1/lml
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Location: Nyc
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:44 pm linkquote
Working condition, bill of sale only. What do you think about the price point?
How much should I pay for it?

All original









Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:34 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11453
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11453
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:34 pm linkquote
I bumped this over here because we can discuss it (no replies allowed in the F/S section) and also there is people here that are knowledgeable about bikes and pricing and what the current market is like.

I'll weigh in later
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:24 pm

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 3204
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
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Posts: 3204
Location: california
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:24 pm linkquote
It's gorgeous.
Pricing is always tough - and I'm the wrong guy for the job.
Figure out how to buy it.
Safe to say - there is no one on this site that wouldn't kill for that one.
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:06 am

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 11453
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Posts: 11453
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:06 am linkquote
without better pics of the tunnel and floor... and more detailed description...

unless you're well versed in vintage scooters and/or have a background in vintage car restoration and/or have deep pockets... this is a pass at anything close to market.

I mean, it's all there, and it appears all the hard to find and expensive stuff is there, but man... this is not for the faint of heart.

that floor and tunnel is, or appears to be... oof. like super rough. something about the seat looks off. maybe it's just not on right? the front end looks a little wonky. I don't know if it's the perspective but the tire looks super close to the fender and the fender looks super close to the body.

and this is before the whole: does it start and run and ride-- judging off the cables you can see all hoop-a-jooped, I'd give it a "maybe" and if so, then more than likely poorly. which makes me question any and all other work that may or may not have done. then you got no title which is *makes weighing motion with hands* ehhhh...

you could go buy a great specimen for something like 6~8K so figure about half-ish of that.
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:14 am

Hooked
various, but less than I used to have
Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 140
Location: San Anselmo
 
Hooked
various, but less than I used to have
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Posts: 140
Location: San Anselmo
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:14 am linkquote
anywhere below 5 is right for that.
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:22 am

Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 6273
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB vsc o9c VMA vbc VSX
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Posts: 6273
Location: Hustletown, TX
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:22 am linkquote
^^^^
Yeah what G-man said.

If the floor is straight = great.
More pics needed for sure.
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:35 am

Lurker
GTS250/GSvs5/vb1/lml
Joined: 13 Mar 2022
Posts: 3
Location: Nyc
 
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GTS250/GSvs5/vb1/lml
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Location: Nyc
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:35 am linkquote
Thank you Guys! I do have a VS5 back home in Argentina and I'm aware of how much of a pain the ass they can be.
They're just so rare that I can't put a price on it very easily.
The asking price is 5k, but it seemed a to high to my understanding of the GS model.
I appreciate your input. Will post a pic of my own gs soon





Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:39 am

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GTS250/GSvs5/vb1/lml
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Location: Nyc
 
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GTS250/GSvs5/vb1/lml
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Location: Nyc
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:39 am linkquote
Here's my VS5 in Argentina. Restored this one many years ago. Was found in two paint buckets. Felt the gs pains you can possibly feel! Money pot all the way! 😂😂😂





Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:54 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6219
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6219
Location: Nashville
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:54 am linkquote
First off, that's a AMAZING looking VS5 you have down in Argentina! I'd be honored to ride out on that thing any day of the week.

Looking at that one you shared here, I also think there's something going on with the front fork, which is almost certainly a bent fork and might also mean a bent frame. Plus the question of how much rust is going on around the tunnel.

If you'd be doing your own welding work, then that's more time than $$$, but if you're not, unless it checks out on closer inspection, definitely discount your offer a grand just for that.

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Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:18 am

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3896
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T
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Posts: 3896
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:18 am linkquote
And if you pass on it. Let me know how to get in touch with the guy!
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Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:43 pm

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Rally 200
Joined: 25 Jun 2022
Posts: 3
Location: New York
 
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Rally 200
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Posts: 3
Location: New York
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:43 pm linkquote
Hi, price is always tricky but it's always going to be going up for an all original scoter. I bought this GS 150 vs5 for 10k and it's not working. It had to spend 3.5k to completely restore to engine with the minimum parts to replace for a professional shop. If you wan to fix it the value is always going up.


This is how I got it


In process


Engine


Engine rebuild

Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:45 pm

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Rally 200
Joined: 25 Jun 2022
Posts: 3
Location: New York
 
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Rally 200
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Posts: 3
Location: New York
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:45 pm linkquote
More pics


Almost done


Almost done

Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:09 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 5039
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 5039
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:09 pm linkquote
Waiting for Jon Gick to chime in.......
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