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Here a showcase of my oldest Vespa. It is a 1971 Vespa 50 Special.
It has the original factory painting and is quite original...

It is licensed as a moped in my country.
Meaning it runs 55 km (just below 40 mph) and is agile as hell!

Nickname for this one is 'Bello Giallo'
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Man, that thing is beautiful and clean. I like it!!!
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beauty, so thats where the S comes from.
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beauty, so thats where the S comes from.
Quiz: Is this "S" old or new 8)

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It's vintage ;p
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Very nice scooter!
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Really gorgeous, and just the right wasp colours too.
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I love it!!!!!!
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That is one lovely Vespa.
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Beaultiful!

Now I can see the inspiration for the new S models. The seat, headlights, mirrors, awsome!
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Re: Little yellow Vespino
LOVE IT ! I could definitely see myself on that ride !
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Hi! Congratulations from another 50 Special owner!!!

Looks really good, awesome condition!!



Thought you owned a Vespino! In Spain they were very common in the 90s, they were used to work with them, most on pizza delivering!
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Carter wrote:
Hi! Congratulations from another 50 Special owner!!!

Looks really good, awesome condition!!

Thought you owned a Vespino! In Spain they were very common in the 90s, they were used to work with them, most on pizza delivering!
Thanks Carter for your remarks.

Somewhere, sometime, I saw an article where the gave the large frame vespa's the Italian name 'Vespone' and the small frame Vespa's the name 'Vespino'.

I'm not sure to what kind of Vespino's you are referring...are those the Vespa mopeds like CIAO and BOXER?
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Sakkerju wrote:
I'm not sure to what kind of Vespino's you are referring...are those the Vespa mopeds like CIAO and BOXER?
That's it! The Vespino was a moped, just like Ciao or Boxer, but made by the spanish Motovespa, and didn't have the "Vespa" brand, "Vespino" was the brand. It was made for 32 years, so you can still find them in every single corner in every single town in Spain. At first I thought you had one of those, I was going to ask you where did you find it!!


Anyway, I really LOVE yellow 50Specials, so congratulations once again!


-I never heard about that Vespino-Vespone story, I'll try to find it!-
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Bello Giallo and Bella Bianca on the road

Happy together as their riders are doing some shopping...
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Beaultiful!

Now I can see the inspiration for the new S models. The seat, headlights, mirrors, awsome!
The chrome flash on the horn cover as well as the fender crest are present in both too - interesting to see how much inspiration they took..

Beautiful scooter btw, clean and unspoiled. Bar-end mirror looks fantastic on that streamlined headset.
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Couldn't resist posting my 2-stroke friends

Bello Giallo and euh...'Beauté Noire' (Black Beauty)
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Wow that Velosolex looks awesome!
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thats nice! i love the color of Bello Giallo
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Vespa
Truly your scooter is a thing of beauty. You must be very proud!
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Re: Vespa
Thanks all for the remarks...

Actually, I really wanted a 50cc with the round headlight at first. Then this one came along, looking very 'natural'.

So I re-thought and bought Laughing emoticon

PS: Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.
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i would literally stab a baby for that thing.
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Weather was OK yesterday, made a short trip to the canal locks.

It is very 'cute' to ride on this oldie, but it also is a bit hard too handle with the handgearing etc.

I guess I am a bit spoiled riding an automatic LX too

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Latest mod for Bello Giallo:

I have ordered a new exhaust to replace the original. It is a ET3 Primavere style exhaust (aka 'Cigar').

It is supposed to give just a bit more acceleration/power to the 50 8)
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That's one of the coolest Vespas I've ever seen. Great bike you gave there!
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Re: Vespa
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...Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.
What did you do?

It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it.
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Sakkerju wrote:
...Only had to do some minor fixing on it to make it look/run better.
What did you do?

It's very beautiful and you've taken very good care it.
Small things:
-new coating on rims
-new 'old' Special saddle (orignal was a duo seat)
-new cylinder (DR brand) to be able to do close to 40 mph 60kmh
-direction flashers removed, mirror added on bar end
-added spare wheel (for the looks 8) )
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Bello Giallo and Bella Bianca on the road

Happy together as their riders are doing some shopping...
oh man... that made my heart hurt.... i wish i was somewhere in europe right now... riding a vespa... in the summertime...


until then i'll have to put up with the georgous longbeach weather

sometimes i feel that i would swap the beach for some mountains in europe....

THANK YOU for the pics! beautiful scoot!

-cheers
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Fond memories ...
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Re: Fond memories ...
Salima Draghetta wrote:
....my first Vespa love!

It was the exact same model and color of your Bello Giallo, minus a couple of differences: mine did not have the spare tire attached, the seat was a 2-people seat, instead of a single-person seat like yours, no rear view mirror, and there was no back rack either. Other than that, absolutely identical.

I was 15 years old back then, in high school, and loving the freedom and the independence of my first Vespetta!

Salima Draghetta
You're welcome, Salima!

Always nice to see somebody enjoying nice pictures from nice Vespa's

Just to emphasize your reminiscence feeling, some more.
If you forget about the orange blinkers, this must have been it:

Pictures of how Bello looked when I purchased him, comming straight from it initial country Germany.
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New exhaust fitted!
Sakkerju wrote:
Latest mod for Bello Giallo:

I have ordered a new exhaust to replace the original. It is a ET3 Primavere style exhaust (aka 'Cigar').

It is supposed to give just a bit more acceleration/power to the 50 8)
Finally got the new exhaust fitted.
Made some pictures too:
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Before
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Fitted with the new 'cigar'
Fitted with the new 'cigar'
Bello on the surgery table at 'Maskes Vintage Vespa' shop...
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I like more the 50Special than the 50S.

That colour look's original..Is it?
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Calatroia wrote:
I like more the 50Special than the 50S.

That colour look's original..Is it?
The yellow paint is original, from 1971 indeed!

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Cute Sakkerju!

I guess "Vespa" must mean "deer" or "moose" in Dutch?
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Cute Sakkerju!

I guess "Vespa" must mean "deer" or "moose" in Dutch?
We had a fight for the deer ladies

Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon Maybe for car drivers....lets hunt that gnu down

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Thats a lovely looking scooter.
I had a 50 special in the mid 80's with a primmy engine in it, my mate Tickle smashed it up on the way to the I.o.W. in '87 or '88.
We did the rally and then cut it down when we got back.
Happy days.
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Wow! Too sweet, if I had a small frame I would loose 50 pounds just to sit on it. Laughing emoticon R
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once again, your scoot is sweet!!!
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Re: 'Bello Giallo', my little yellow Vespino
Sakkerju wrote:
Here a showcase of my oldest Vespa. It is a 1971 Vespa 50 Special.
It has the original factory painting and is quite original...

It is licensed as a moped in my country.
Meaning it runs 55 km (just below 40 mph) and is agile as hell!

Nickname for this one is 'Bello Giallo'
That is very cool...love the square headlight!
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