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Hi, all -
I've enjoyed reading relevant threads and hope to tap the experts w/ a few Qs. Appreciate any education you can give me.

I just purchased a reported 1981 PX150E imported to the USA in 2001, supposedly from Germany by the US serviceman seller. I'd be very interested in anything you can tell me about this wee beastie based on the info I have.

Chassis #s, stamped on RR fender:
DGM 16772 0M
VLX1T *
*3061546*

Forgot to look at swingarm or motor for a visual on that number, but seller reports it on BoS as VNR1M/21147. It shows 00065 km on a working odo.

The VIN seems to have an extra # at the end compared to the online guides. It has a magic button, fuel warning light, gas gauge, cowl releases under seat, glovebox, and 12V batt -- some of these are listed as 1983 items. I assume maybe other markets had different equipment/VIN standards? Or if it's all grey market/bodge, fine, I'll ride and enjoy it!

Thanks, all. Appreciate any help, Qs, warnings, or abuse you may throw my way.

-Micah
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Looks like a legit European market PX. Star after the VIN's prefix is fine on later models. Engine's VIN says Cosa 125 so it's either wrong or since this is probably a German PX, could be OK, since they had some weird VIN numbering. Check the VIN on the swingarm just to be sure...

P.S. I highly doubt it's a 1981. VIN brings it to 1993 (VINs started from 3020857) and onwards (there's no info on later numbers)...
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Awesome, thank you! I love the interwebs.

Just curious -- where were you able to look up the euro VIN? I will ck the swingarm and report back. I wonder if it could be a 125? It has no badge on the side, but a PX150E badge in a plastic bag in the glovebox.

For bonus points, how hard is it to disconnect the speedo? That 65 km is certainly suspect. Anyone know if these tires could be original? If so and with no wear it would be a point in favor of it being actual miles.
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Go to vespa.name

They have some great VIN info but not complete...
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Aha, so it's this one:
https://www.vespa.name/vespa-model/vespa-px150e-arcobaleno-elestart
The VIN matches. And the age fits better with the condition. Manual also says PX Arcobaleno also, and those weren't made until 1983:

In 1983, the Arcobaleno series was introduced (marketed outside of Italy as the Lusso series) with technological innovations such as separate lubrication and fuel gauges. In addition, the front brake pads were made to be self-centering, the wiring was altered for ease of maintenance, the same key was now used for the ignition and the steering lock, and several minor adjustments were made to the body. These included increasing the size of the glovebox, increasing the size of the rear mudguard, and a new horn grille.[1]

Now if I can date the tires, or trace back the shipping docs to see what year...

Thx again.
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So what I see on the engine is:
VLX1M
*892449
So it's not the same as the VIN on the frame, but both lookup to be a 93 PX150E Arcobaleno according to:

Motor VIN matches 93 here:
https://www.vespa.name/vespa-model/vespa-px150e-arcobaleno

Chassis VIN matches here:
https://www.vespa.name/vespa-model/vespa-px150e-arcobaleno-elestart

Are those #s on engine and chassis supposed to be the same, I assume?
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Engines and frames never matched. VLX1M is correct though for a PX150…
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You're awesome. Thank you for the help.
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SaFiS wrote:
I highly doubt it's a 1981.
I think this as well. It looks more like 90's. I've not seen an 80's PX150E with a gas gauge and the other features on the speedometer. Mine's an 85' and the speedometer just has speed, odometer, and a bulb that lights up the underside. The turn signal lenses are moulded into the headset top, not the speedometer.
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TY, not sure where the seller got the 81. Possibly stated as earlier to save customs duties or something?
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