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ss 180 for sale in my district. fresh tune, 3k miles supposedly runs well and looks to be in good shape in the photos.

seems a little steep at 3999? what do you guys think?

(i paid less than 1/10th of that for my vbb, but there are hundreds of thousands of those, right?)

http://www.walnecks.com/find/listing/1962-VESPA-180+Scooter+Supersport-95236633
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link it.
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Oh yes 8)

Go get it mate, that's very little money for a SS180

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That thing is sweet! Looks all OG...get it before it's GONE.
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Saw the ad 3-4 weeks ago.

Thought about it.

Decent price if it's really original.

...But I ain't got the dough right now Crying or Very sad emoticon

It's been for sale for a while, though - see if you can talk him down a bit!

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1) That does look like the original paint

2) it's not a 1962 like the advert says...it's a 1965 or 1967, i'd wager, based on the taillight.


I'd say it's worth what he's asking. If you get it much cheaper, all the better.
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Hmmmm? It's not red! That's a plus for me..

I really want one. I just have too much going on.
Tempting... Very Tempting...
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i like the ss180 with the mickey mouse taillight. whatever year/s that is.
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I know I might get shot for saying this...but I wasn't all that impressed with the SS180 up close. Only the motor and wider rims make that scoot in my opinion. They just look like my Sprint..so no big deal to me. It was me, I would be saving up my coin for a GS 160
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i like the ss180 with the mickey mouse taillight. whatever year/s that is.
You should know what year that is! 1966!
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I know I might get shot for saying this...but I wasn't all that impressed with the SS180 up close. Only the motor and wider rims make that scoot in my opinion. They just look like my Sprint..so no big deal to me. It was me, I would be saving up my coin for a GS 160
I used to think the same thing ....but once you really, really spend some time with an SS180, it doesn't look anything like a sprint anymore.


I was out driving my SS180 last weekend, and some kids pass me at a light in a pickup truck, giving me the finger. I swear i heard one yell "Nice Sprint, FAGGOT!". I mean, i could see the "faggot" part, as there was a cock in my mouth at the time.. but, SPRINT?! come on... bunch of model-confusing philistines.
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some guys at the beach said that to me

at the next light

i told em your right and if you pull around the corner this old fag likes to fist fight

i pulled around and waited

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II mean, i could see the "faggot" part, as there was a cock in my mouth at the time.. but, SPRINT?! come on... bunch of model-confusing philistines.
you must be listening to david cross as he was describing his encounter with rednecks in Atlanta.

anyway the damn thing is unfortunately already sold.
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I always wondered why people post links to ads that their interested in.
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some guys at the beach said that to me

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i told em your right and if you pull around the corner this old fag likes to fist fight

i pulled around and waited

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you must be listening to david cross as he was describing his encounter with rednecks in Atlanta.
Yeah...i stole that from him. It's a funny bit.
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smallstate wrote:
i like the ss180 with the mickey mouse taillight. whatever year/s that is.
You should know what year that is! 1966!
i did not know if it was the same for the SS. i do love it though. that taillight was the best ever on a vespa.
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yeah..they only put it on the '66 smallstate, the '66 allstate sprint ( aka "allsprint" ), and the '66 US-spec SS180.

Don't ask me why only those three models. Normally there were more models sold in the states, but i think in 1966, those might have been the ONLY US-spec bikes available. I don't know..don't quote me... it just seems weird they used that taillight on ONLY those three models, if there were other vespas here in 1966 and they didn't put it on those as well. I can tell you that those three scooters were all US-ONLY models... they all had aspects that were special to the US market besides that taillight.

It's what also raises my eyebrow when i see a 1966 bike for sale, in the states, that isn't an allstate or the SS180 ... because you have to be almost assured that it is an import, or that someone titled a 1965 a year late ( on the year it sold vs. the manufactured year ).

This is my speculation, based on information i've gathered.
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I always wondered why people post links to ads that their interested in.
i am the same way. my girlfriend and i collect vintage furniture and all things vintage. i always feel that it is a race to that stuff. and i do not relax until i get the stuff in my pickup truck. i have been scooped on craigslist too many times (the worst was this allstate gilera motorcycle. i am still crabby after a year. it was fucking pristine.). i love MV and the Rovers, but i would not link something i absolutely had to have. now, that being said i might PM the link to eric. he knows FAR better than I would, what is really in a picture. he sees things that i would not.
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i also have respect for shit other people find. I'm not going to jump in my truck and race you to the deal.

But i totally understand keeping your cards close to your chest until you've got it in your truck. Greg, myself, and a few others clubmates who scope the good deals are the same way .... only reveal it as a link unless you don't want it... .and even then i try to pick the people i want to bestow a good deal on based on need.
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can you guys post a true tail light of a 66 smallstate for my buddy

he wants be sure
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There you go...the ass of a '66 SS180, with the US-spec mickey mouse taillight.

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i also have respect for shit other people find. I'm not going to jump in my truck and race you to the deal.

But i totally understand keeping your cards close to your chest until you've got it in your truck. Greg, myself, and a few others clubmates who scope the good deals are the same way .... only reveal it as a link unless you don't want it... .and even then i try to pick the people i want to bestow a good deal on based on need.
eric, if you ever find a smallstate that looks like it was made yesterday. call me first. if such a monster even exists.
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thats not the one on his 66 sears blue badge special

is that the light he should have????????
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thats not the one on his 66 sears blue badge special

is that the light he should have????????
yes.
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the best looking taillight ever on a vespa. you need to see it on a bike with prettier paint.
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well i must say that the pic eric just posted is real beaut

it just says vespa all over it, don't it
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well i must say that the pic eric just posted is real beaut

it just says vespa all over it, don't it
enough OG paint (if it is) that i would not fuck with it.
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well i must say that the pic eric just posted is real beaut

it just says vespa all over it, don't it
enough OG paint (if it is) that i would not fuck with it.
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yeah..they only put it on the '66 smallstate, the '66 allstate sprint ( aka "allsprint" ), and the '66 US-spec SS180.
That tailight was what convinced me that my scoot wasn't a Bodge. NOBODY would go to that much trouble to put such a rare light on just to pass it off as something it isn't.
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It's been sold, anyone here?


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jimmyb865 wrote:
some guys at the beach said that to me

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i told em your right and if you pull around the corner this old fag likes to fist fight

i pulled around and waited

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YEAH! JIMMY JAMES IS A BAD ASS!
maybe more like a dumb a--

i mean come on, i'm 47 and riding around on 10's and something called a scooter.

i know i'm a bad a--, i don't have to get in fist fights to prove it.

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The SS is mine. It is a 1965 US model. I plan on replacing the rubber with Pascoli since it it dry rotted. Replace tires. Other than that, it will remain untouched. I want to enjoy the patina as long as possible. It still has the original running in sticker on the glovebox. The scoot was last registered in 1969 and sat under a cover in a building with 30 classic cars for the last 40 years.

Needless to say, I am pretty excited about this acquisition. Here are some recent photos
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congratulations. it is quite a beautiful scooter.
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both of them look great Razz emoticon
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what happen to the engine (why its red all over it) it make me think does the owner just put all the vespa in red paint pool rather then juts spary it with paint Razz emoticon but its a cool ss u all show here
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