Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:09 pm

Hooked
PX200
Joined: 04 May 2008
Posts: 174
Location: Texas
 
Hooked
PX200
Joined: 04 May 2008
Posts: 174
Location: Texas
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:09 pm linkquote
I'm looking at buying a 1961 VNA (with the 2-piece split headset), the bike is all original and in nicely restored condition (but not quite immaculate show-worthy state), mechanically it is pristine/immaculate, with its original engine (completely rebuilt by a trusted local Vespa mechanic) the piston on this bike has been bored out to 150cc, it retains the original size 8" wheels.

This is a bike that I am quite familiar with, as the restorer/owner is a friend I ride with semi-regularly (who has helped me quite a bit with problems with my current not-so-lovingly-restored ride/moneypit), and I am also very familiar with the the skill of the mechanic who rebuilt the engine. In short, this scoot is a known commodity, without any uncertainty of condition in my mind.

I see prices all over the place online (and many of these bikes I see for sale appear to be asian-bodged messes). What does this forum think is a reasonable price to pay for a scoot such as this? ...what is the upper end of reasonable? Thanks in advance for your thoughts/opinions.
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:22 am

Moderator
1965 Vespa SS180, 1963 Lambretta LI150
Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Posts: 6980
Location: Detroit, Michigan
 
Moderator
1965 Vespa SS180, 1963 Lambretta LI150
Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Posts: 6980
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:22 am linkquote
Without pics, i really couldn't tell you.

To me, even in decent shape... not much.

There's so much to do to a VNA to make it move fast enough to run in traffic...
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:51 am

Olivia Newton-John
p200, vbb, gt200
Joined: 31 May 2006
Posts: 4494
Location: chippewa falls, wisconsin
 
Olivia Newton-John
p200, vbb, gt200
Joined: 31 May 2006
Posts: 4494
Location: chippewa falls, wisconsin
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:51 am linkquote
not much. sloooooooooooow.
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