Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:35 pm

Hooked
PX200
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:35 pm linkquote
Can anyone help me approximate the age or origins of this BBQ style rear rack (photos attached)? I've had this in a box in my garage for at least 12 years, thinking about selling it, but not sure the age/vintage/provenance, or what would be a fair price to ask.

Rack features 2 prongs in center of the rack, and cushy padded black vinyl lumbar support cushion.













Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:16 pm

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:16 pm linkquote
Looks 80's to me. I had one on my first P. Saw one on ebay for a little over a hundred bucks recently. Looks like it's missing the bar that attaches to the bike behind the license plate or the tractor style taillight. Sturdy and comfy for the passenger.
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:41 pm

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:41 pm linkquote
That was 1980-81. The last generation of those. The earlier generations were raised.

The backrest looks like maybe an upgrade.

It's missing the bracket that attaches to the taillight. Might still be on the bike.

Those were made by Vespa of America, which went out of business in 1981, I believe.

What do you want for it?
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:04 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:04 pm linkquote
You are going to sell that quick. A lot of interest in those racks, so practical.
Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:18 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:18 pm linkquote
80's for sure, the earlier racks didn't have c-channel style bars.

you're missing a few bits, but it all seems to be in good shape. 100~150 is about market on them.
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:12 am

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PX200
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:12 am linkquote
Thanks for the perspective.

Since I am missing both the bracket/bar/part to connect to the back at taillight or license plate, and bolts that hold the backrest in the telescoping tube, I may list it for $75 + buyer pays shipping, and see if there is any interest?
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:49 am

Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Molto Verboso
Scattered remnants of (two!) 1974 Rallys
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:49 am linkquote
bemocked wrote:
Thanks for the perspective.

Since I am missing both the bracket/bar/part to connect to the back at taillight or license plate, and bolts that hold the backrest in the telescoping tube, I may list it for $75 + buyer pays shipping, and see if there is any interest?
@nomadism was looking for one.

https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2582338#2582338
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:45 am

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
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Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:45 am linkquote
Sent a pm a few days ago. Ever sell this?
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:09 am

Ossessionato
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:09 am linkquote
So did I. I guess he must have sold it.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:20 pm

Ossessionato
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
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Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:20 pm linkquote
I received a PM, but it won't work out for me due to the high cost of shipping to me international. Someone in the US should get it. It's a nice looking example of a bbq rack.
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:26 pm

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PX200
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Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:26 pm linkquote
I've responded to both pm i received. It took me a while to source a large enough box to be able to ship it, and to know size/weight to determine shipping costs. If this post doesn't result in a sale, i'll list it in the for sale forum and on ebay soon.
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:38 pm

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 193
Location: Winder GA
 
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Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 193
Location: Winder GA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:38 pm linkquote
PM'ed back.
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:26 pm

Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 193
Location: Winder GA
 
Hooked
Ratty & Reliable 1959 VBA , P125 Engine w/ 166, P200 Primary, 24/24, Sim Pipe, original 8's. 2005 Stella w/ Pinasco 17
Joined: 10 Apr 2021
Posts: 193
Location: Winder GA
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:26 pm linkquote
Cleaned up beautifully. Fabricated a bracket out of 1" x 1/4" aluminum bar stock. Thanks!







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