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auction ending tomorrow night. Currently at $1k for a good looking Super.

https://www.lildustyonline.com/auctions/10120/lot/113948-1974-vespa-150-super-bin-1000
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Maybe DOTD. Maybe not, but I've finally gotten off my butt and listed my white Stella for sale.

[Nashville, TN] 2003 Stella, freshly rebuilt, $1,500 [SOLD!]

I can vouch for its mechanical condition, having rebuilt the motor, and working electricals. My track record as a mechanic speaks for itself, for better or worse. Razz emoticon
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I think that is a great price for a scoot that clean with a rebuilt engine. Put it up on FB Marketplace too. It should move quick.
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It's already sold. I could have sold four of them if I'd had them. I was not expecting such a strong response, even priced to move.

Then I had people asking if I'd sell other scoots that were in the background of one picture. There's a lot more demand out there for good looking vintage bikes than I'd expected.
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It's already sold. I could have sold four of them if I'd had them. I was not expecting such a strong response, even priced to move.

Then I had people asking if I'd sell other scoots that were in the background of one picture. There's a lot more demand out there for good looking vintage bikes than I'd expected.
That was a total DOTD.
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It's already sold. I could have sold four of them if I'd had them. I was not expecting such a strong response, even priced to move.
Exactly: Good Looking Vintage. Pretty scoots always sell quick if running, and you rebuilt the engine as well! You did the buyer a solid when you sold. Maybe some of that good Karma will come back to you.
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Then I had people asking if I'd sell other scoots that were in the background of one picture. There's a lot more demand out there for good looking vintage bikes than I'd expected.
A chance to thin the herd and raise some coin if you want to.
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There's a lot more demand out there for good looking vintage bikes than I'd expected.
I can imagine there's a decent market for anything well put together and original looking.

Anything too customised I think is difficult to sell.
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A chance to thin the herd and raise some coin if you want to.
I'm really pondering if I want to let go of the VBB, because I love it, but at the same time, never ride it. The guy who didn't get the Stella was really interested in it.

If I did that, I'd put the OG motor back in it, which was freshly rebuilt before it went on the shelf in 2020, I'd just raised the exhaust port too much, so I'd need to put a new top end on it, ideally a 2-port Pinasco 177. (Anyone holding?)
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If I had only seen this last night.
I am fourth in line which surely means I won't be getting it....
He says he has had 20 messages for the tail light.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/571195791802407/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment
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^^^
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The taillight could be worth more than the bike.
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Half the value anyway....
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I think this is a '59 VBA w/ a 4 speed '74 Super motor in it. The VIN number is VBA1T*56574* and the engine serial number is VBC1M*233782* according to seller. It has Vermont title & reg, and looks like original paint. No killer bargain, but looks to be well worth every penny if it all checks out. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/d/portland-1966-vespa-150cc/7676926706.html

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Wow! So cheap.
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I keep trying to buy a scooter from Bello Moto but they categorically refuse to answer the phone or return voicemails/emails/contact form on their website.

So i guess that's a deal in that I'm not spending any money at all?

Meh.
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Bello Moto has some really nice/rare stuff in their inventory, but most of it belongs in the "not a deal on any day" thread.
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Bello Moto has some really nice/rare stuff in their inventory, but most of it belongs in the "not a deal on any day" thread.
You read my whole entire post right?
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You read my whole entire post right?
I think he's agreeing with you that the best deal is no deal.

So if Bello Moto arent getting back to you, what is it you are looking for?
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A rally that isn't half-rusted, without having to spend six weeks doing nothing but looking at every individual craigslist city in the country.
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Add FB marketplace to your search. And give it a few months. You'll find one.

Bello Moto is notorious for being a total ghost and (as mentioned) you can find much better deals with a bit of patience anyway.

(I do actually have a rally for sale, but it makes rust buckets look good. It's a ground up resto candidate for experienced lunatics only. )
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I think he's agreeing with you that the best deal is no deal.
Yup.
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A rally that isn't half-rusted, without having to spend six weeks doing nothing but looking at every individual craigslist city in the country.
First off, Craigslist seems to be pretty dead for vintage Vespas in general, other than the occasional bodge or rusted out parts pile. Maybe because they charge $5 for listings.

Facebook Marketplace is where the action is. You could also try posting a "looking to buy" at scootnet2.net or a couple of the larger Facebook groups and you might get some bites.

In general, if you're looking for a specific bike, as it seems you kind've are, you could be looking a really long time. The market seems to be pretty illiquid any more for project bikes and barn finds, unless they're pretty beat up, and when something does come up, it usually sells FAST if it's any kind of deal at all.
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Half ass restos going for crazy money. I still remember the T5 they had a few months back. If I'm not mistaken they were asking for $10k...
Sprayed over bolts, frayed cables and other stuff that were visible in their photos. Imagine examining it from up close... Facepalm emoticon Facepalm emoticon
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In general, if you're looking for a specific bike, as it seems you kind've are, you could be looking a really long time. The market seems to be pretty illiquid any more for project bikes and barn finds, unless they're pretty beat up, and when something does come up, it usually sells FAST if it's any kind of deal at all.
But i've found one at a price I'm willing to pay because I don't live in 2013 right now.

Only other halfway decent ones I've seen are well into 10k territory so tell me what YOU consider "worth it" and (more importantly) why you feel the one they have ISN'T.
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Oof. FB marketplace allows me to search a 100 mile radius from only my current location. Quality listing place lol
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Just adjust the filters/setting holmes.
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I think you can expand FB to 500 miles. Still not perfect but better than 100 miles
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Just adjust the filters/setting holmes.
To what exactly, holmes? Note the maximum of 100 miles.
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1630536447369938/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ac33bdea5-1193-45e6-ac3c-9edd300aabac

Rally 180
That powdercoat job raises zero red flags... Laughing emoticon
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To what exactly, holmes? Note the maximum of 100 miles.
Maybe I'm just hooked on phonics, but it worked for me.


Also...I want this smallie in a BAD way...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349083394183418
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drool....
drool....
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Maybe I'm just hooked on phonics, but it worked for me.


Also...I want this smallie in a BAD way...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349083394183418
Hellz yeah! Nice machine right there!
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Rally 200 runs, needs cosmetic love but includes a BBQ rack...not terrible for $3,500 asking.

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That primavera is a 100% buy now!!!!
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That primavera is a 100% buy now!!!!
I know!

But it's also 9 hours each way from here and I'm sure would come with a full load of domestic disharmony if I showed up with it.
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That's a fly and uhaul trip fo sho...
OG paint looks great though.... FFFFFffffff
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On the Facebook issue, I think on a computer you can set the radius to 500mi and on a phone, 100mi.

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A rally that isn't half-rusted, without having to spend six weeks doing nothing but looking at every individual craigslist city in the country.
ask and ye shall receive:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcd/d/san-francisco-1975-vespa-rally-200/7681816001.html
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