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So I've decided to bite the bullet and sell off my VB1 piece-meal, since I'm pretty much already upside down on the scoot and have some serious work ahead.

I originally purchased the VB1 thinking it'd be a relatively easy resto, until I got it home and realized the entire bottom of it was rotted out. Yes, I know, I should have looked closer. I removed the rotted section (I drilled out ~120 rosette welds and went through 4 body shop drill bits) and purchased a replacement piece from Italy. And 3 years later that's where it's sitting now. Completely disassembled, bottom of the floor removed and awaiting body work and paint.

A brief run down of what I have for sale (prices are each + shipping):

2x motor side cowls - $75 dented/bent, $100 excellent shape
1x storage side cowl - $80 with bent door, $100 w/good door
2x storage side cowl doors (1 really bent, 1 really good)
2x front fenders - $60 dented, $100 good
1x NOS front fork (still has wax on the threads) - $100
2x Y flywheel covers, 1 slightly and 1 excellent - $50 bent, $75 excellent
1x complete air box - $75
1x rear half of air box only - $40
1x froze motor, original to scoot (don't know extent of problem, broken shifter unit, no kick start lever) - $250
1x supposedly rebuilt motor. Looks excellent, good compression, I turn it over every couple of weeks and have a small amount of oil in the piston. - $750
1x broken speedo. Glass missing, needle broke, face faded. Appears rebuildable - $120
1x headset - $75
1x set of headset tubes - $40
1x broken seat - $75
1x rear seat frame - $60
1x brake light, no lenses (has light for license plate) - $40
2x aluminum engine shrouds - $125
1x ferrous engine shroud - $50
1x complete original electrical switch - $100
1x gas tank (interior surface rust, no holes, very good condition) - $75
and a lot of small odds and ends, all labeled and numbered.

If somebody thinks I'm way off in price, over or under, let me know as prices are OBO. Not a whole lot of this stuff comes up for sale often so I priced it where I'd pay for it if I needed the part to finish a scoot. I just honestly want to recoup some of my cash and put it towards a twist and go the wife can ride. I paid over $900 for the rebuilt engine alone plus a ton more for all the extra rare parts like the Y-flywheel covers, airbox, cowels, engine shrouds.

I would definitely love to sell the engines locally and will drive up to 150 miles to meet someone, they are a PITA to ship but I'm willing to do it.

If someone is in the Chicago area and wants the entire lot, it's yours for $1500 cash. A shit ton less than what I paid for everything.

Here's a link to some of the pictures, I have closeups of everything and can get more info so let me know if there's something you want.

chadwestbrook2 (at) hotmail

http://s128.photobucket.com/albums/p197/nadaclue/Vespa%20VB1/
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1x froze motor, original to scoot (don't know extent of problem, broken shifter unit, no kick start lever) - $250


I've decided to part this engine out and will sell it off in pieces instead. Once I get it torn down, I'll update with a list of what's available from it.

I figured this way more people could benefit and get their engines up and running.
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I want to know do you sell the body?
And how much does it cost?
Thank you
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tratchatsap wrote:
I want to know do you sell the body?
And how much does it cost?
Thank you
Sorry, the body isn't for sale. Since it's already half cut-up I may do some sort of project with it.
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need engine parts my block is frozen up. need gas tank and seat. please email if avaiable dan bateman minford ohio
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inerested in parts send why to contact you. dan bateman ohio 740 820 3847
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