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Some of you may know a longtime MVer that goes by Haole. Back in September '19, he thought he'd purchased a bodge but, instead, discovered a diamond in the rough!

Here's the link to his original posting from the Not-So-Modern Forum. https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2402314#2402314

Now watch how this neglected 1964 VNB goes from sad to gorgeous in this quick video. Teapot's transformation is truly amazing!

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Thank you for sharing this gem!
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Love it
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It's not the first copper Vespa I've seen in the Copper State, but it is a beauty.

I want to talk about The Sonoran Sunriders Production Co. What's next?
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Is it a tea time bodge?
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Wow, that is really impressive!
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Attila wrote:
Is it a tea time bodge?
No, The previous owner foolishly traded a wooden canoe for it to use as transportation to college.
When it wouldn’t start, she took it to a shop that deemed it unserviceable and of questionable origin.
She offered it on a local clubs page and I offered $100 uninspected
Everyone else offered less.
I got the bike and documents from three previous owners and discovered the bike was indeed a Italian VNB but with VBB engine cases. The bodge bits were removed that left me with the motor and frame.
I’m very happy with my vision!
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It's not the first copper Vespa I've seen in the Copper State, but it is a beauty.

I want to talk about The Sonoran Sunriders Production Co. What's next?
No, it’s not. The other bike (unpolished) hasn’t been seen in years.
I attempted to contact the owner to no avail.
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Thanks for the photo collage of my Vespa!
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Syd wrote:
It's not the first copper Vespa I've seen in the Copper State, but it is a beauty.

I want to talk about The Sonoran Sunriders Production Co. What's next?
To spread the Vespa Varient everywhere! Mwa-haaa-haaaa! ROFL emoticon
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To spread the Vespa Varient everywhere! Mwa-haaa-haaaa! ROFL emoticon
Low blow.
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Wowser!

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Lovely job
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I hate seeing stuff like this... they always end up making think of crazy things to do to my bikes and often end up costing me money.


But really... what an absolutely stunning bike! I want one!
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Haole. Fabulous. Thx for all that. Did you clear coat the copper to prevent oxidation?
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Miguel wrote:
Haole. Fabulous. Thx for all that. Did you clear coat the copper to prevent oxidation?
Miguel
Yes! After two weeks of polishing, I didn’t want to repeat it.
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Wow! What a fantastic restore! Bravissimo!
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Love the helmet as well 😎
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fleece wrote:
Love the helmet as well 😎
I covered the Biltwell Gringo with copper leaf.
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Reflections on the bodywork could blind other drivers ... 🤔
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Reflections on the bodywork could blind other drivers ... 🤔
No flat spots to directly blind others, and no more shiny than a quality paint job.
And what 2 wheeled rider doesn’t want to be see?
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No flat spots to directly blind others, and no more shiny than a quality paint job.
And what 2 wheeled rider doesn’t want to be seen?
Oh, but Teapot the Copper Queen is blinding in her beauty!
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Way way cool restoration job - and such a cool video, too! Bravo and kudos!

I'm wondering if there might not be a sequel to this video lurking in the wings: the Teapot Vespa visits Roma! in which we watch as the Teapot V rides around the Eternal City of Rome for an entire day, and in the process inadvertently causes numerous close calls as Italian Vespisti stomp on their brakes to stare in open-mouthed wonder as the Teapot sails by!

Perhaps the 2nd Sequel - aka Teapot III - could feature the adventures of the Teapot when it navigates through the darkened streets of Utqiagvik, Alaska, formerly known as Barrow, during its annual phase of darkness, known as polar night - would the gleam from the Teapot in fact light up the streets, and bring astonished smiles to the faces of the inhabitants?
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MiguelATF wrote:
Way way cool restoration job - and such a cool video, too! Bravo and kudos!

I'm wondering if there might not be a sequel to this video lurking in the wings: the Teapot Vespa visits Roma! in which we watch as the Teapot V rides around the Eternal City of Rome for an entire day, and in the process inadvertently causes numerous close calls as Italian Vespisti stomp on their brakes to stare in open-mouthed wonder as the Teapot sails by!

Perhaps the 2nd Sequel - aka Teapot III - could feature the adventures of the Teapot when it navigates through the darkened streets of Utqiagvik, Alaska, formerly known as Barrow, during its annual phase of darkness, known as polar night - would the gleam from the Teapot in fact light up the streets, and bring astonished smiles to the faces of the inhabitants?
Ha, I’m in if Haole and Teapot are!
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MiguelATF wrote:
Way way cool restoration job - and such a cool video, too! Bravo and kudos!

I'm wondering if there might not be a sequel to this video lurking in the wings: the Teapot Vespa visits Roma! in which we watch as the Teapot V rides around the Eternal City of Rome for an entire day, and in the process inadvertently causes numerous close calls as Italian Vespisti stomp on their brakes to stare in open-mouthed wonder as the Teapot sails by!

Perhaps the 2nd Sequel - aka Teapot III - could feature the adventures of the Teapot when it navigates through the darkened streets of Utqiagvik, Alaska, formerly known as Barrow, during its annual phase of darkness, known as polar night - would the gleam from the Teapot in fact light up the streets, and bring astonished smiles to the faces of the inhabitants?
I have ridden a rented Vespa in Roma and Firenze (and borrowed a neighbors when I lived in Sardinia), so getting around with “vibe” of Italian traffic is easy. Getting the bike there would be expensive through.
Barrow? Twilight riding I have to admit makes the bike pop!
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