First thing every morning after I log on to my computer I check Craigslist motorcycles. This morning the first ad I see says 1966 Vespa $5 (it's actually a 1968). I think, yeah right, another guy goofed on the price. Let me preface this by saying I've never had the desire to own or ride a Vespa, but my 28 year old daughter thinks they're the coolest things ever. Even more so after we visited Italy last summer.
So I read the ad. This guy has owned this particular Vespa for over 20 years, but about 15 years ago he parked it in a barn and it's sat there since. He said he'll never get around to fixing it and yes, he's asking $5 for it. The ad was 10 hours old. All he wants is a super simple transaction with zero hassle. I noticed that he lives about 8 miles from me.
I'm pretty good at writing a convincing letter, so type away I did. And an hour later, he texts me and said the Vespa is mine! He liked what I wrote and the fact that I'm so close. Told me he had over 100 inquiries in those 10 hours. So, tomorrow morning we're meeting at the DMV to transfer it then we're headed to the barn to load it up (he liked that I have a Kendon). Looks like I need to learn about them, but it's for my daughter. I gave her brother a Ducati so it's the least I can do for her.
I got it back from the shop today. All they had to do was ultrasonic the carb and put new gas in it. She's ready to ride.
Now, the important part...I know nothing about this machine. Can someone please tell me what I've bought?