The scoot had been around for a while, reportedly coming to the US from Italy to a Denver Area Shop and then making its way further west to Seattle. From the number, the motor appears to be a '72 Sprint Veloce, presumably with the power increase of three ports. It runs strong.
Sprints are seemingly devauled somewhat, as they are a favorite of Viet-bodge. This scoot in not from Vietnam, and has the nice look of an early Sprint - and since it runs so well, I hated to let it continue to deteriorate.
After some research and finding an excellent metal fabrication man (Elliot from Elhot Metal Fab) in Seattle - who was willing to work with me on a budget, I decided to replace the floor boards with new ones. I sourced the new Italian-made floor boards from SIP in Germany. With shipping to Seattle, they ran about $150, but saved many dollars in labor had I tried to repair the original ones.
Here are a few photos of the repairs. The metal work is complete and the scooter is now with the painter.
⚠️ Last edited by Augsburg57 on Sun, 30 May 2010 18:06:38 +0000; edited 1 time