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Hey guys, new here. I have scoured the forum on this topic but still debating on if I should restore to original or upgrade a 72 Sprint Veloce I recently picked up. I have yet to tear down the motor but it has set in storage for about six years but ran before (owner had old video he shared). The miles are low (assuming it has the original speedo and not much rust to report.

I plan to keep the exterior original with its few blemishes and such but not sure if I want to make updates to the engine/ignition etc. This is my first "vintage" Vespa but have worked on lots of modern and older motorcycles through the years so not afraid of a project.

From what I've read, the 3 port Veloce is a great engine and offers solid performance compared to the regular Sprint and even the 150 Special. Assuming the original cylinder is in good shape would you recommend the 177 kit and then other upgrades such as ignition, 24" carb, exhaust and suspension? Any input on Malossi, SIP or other kits would be welcomed.

It will not be an everyday rider or dying to go 80MPH but want something fun to ride occasionally but more importantly dependable.
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It's a 3 port not 3 cylinder. Honestly, I think you should just get it running and enjoy for the summer/fall. That way you can get a feel for the scoot and decide what you want out of it. Winter is a good time to modify these scoots. By the way, where are you in NC?
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Edited thanks! Summerfield. Thanks for the reply.
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Put up some pics if you can, we love pics.
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Tierney wrote:
It's a 3 port not 3 cylinder. Honestly, I think you should just get it running and enjoy for the summer/fall. That way you can get a feel for the scoot and decide what you want out of it. Winter is a good time to modify these scoots. By the way, where are you in NC?
This. Just enjoy it until you run out of good riding weather, by which time you'll have some idea of what, if anything, the bike is missing to meet all your expectations.

Once you know that, we can talk about what's involved to get you to where you want to be.
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First, make it safe; inspect tires, cables, brakes, lights, split pin

Then ride it for a few months and enjoy. A Sprint V is perfectly fine bike to keep stock; I mean it already has "fast" right there in the name!

Pics please.
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