This Vespa is my very first Vespa, and is also the newest latest greatest addition to my collection. I got this as my first Vespa back in 1998, when I was 18 living in SoCal. Rode every day for a long time, even years without a car; just this Vespa. Rebuilds, repaints, weddings, funerals, parties, rallies, a few bangs and bruises and lots of long rides; all good times. Then due to a change in circumstance and priorities... I sold it in 2013....
...and now 10 years later in 2023, after some shuffling and jiving and moving and shaking, with a little help and ALOT of luck - this beauty of a Vespa found its way back to me. I feel like the 18 year old young man all over again.
Now that the long ordeal to get get it back is behind me, I can focus on the future and the warm riding weather that is just around the corner. I'll be going thru this Vespa headset-to-taillight; inspecting, repairing, torquing, rebuilding, and most importantly - cleaning cleaning cleaning.
Overall it's in good shape, still wearing the same respray paint & 'restoration' I did back in 1999. It has its fair share of neglected bits and loose bolts that need attention. It feels good to go thru everything for my own peace of mind to know that whats there is done properly. It's like making it mine all over again. Thanks for following along on the new old journey.
Finally home again. That was a long 10 year detour.
Ready to get to work