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This is not the first one I've seen where they paint and filler is just shedding in sections.

Looks like they stamped a new VIN, too.
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hjo wrote:
This is not the first one I've seen where they paint and filler is just shedding in sections.

Looks like they stamped a new VIN, too.
What's the new stamped VIN supposed to be?
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What's the new stamped VIN supposed to be?
A way to fool the unwary, I suppose. But the poster admits that he does not know what he has for sale.
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He thinks that a 'restoration' done there is a good sign.... but the interesting thing is the last sentence below. And where do you come from, old broken SS180?
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Here: https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/d/utica-1957-vespa-125-restored-as-150/7292847676.html

Sadly, the black one looks like it's probably from the same source. Crying or Very sad emoticon

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well, i just had the current owner of the "SS180" call me about getting his bike going. New owner now lives in the Chicago area. I had to break the news to him that the bike is not what he thinks it is. He sent me a bunch of photo's and it is clear this is a Sprint and the crazy thing is both the motor and chassis is stamped as SS180 which it is not.
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Christopher_55934 wrote:
What's the new stamped VIN supposed to be?
It looks like VIT 1 *xxxxx*
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Bummer Jonathon.

I got a bodge running for my wife's friend Lisa, or actually her husband Keith. He is a big car guy and bought this thing and welded a nipple on the tank, then put in a racing fuel tap and fuel filter. I removed the filter and voila, it runs consistent.

I gave him the bad news about the entire bike, and walked over it in detail with him. Then explained that I cannot work on it for him because it's too much of an unknown. He understood and thanked me profusely for getting it running consistently.
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It looks like VIT 1 *xxxxx*
Whatever it is ( looks like VIB 1 to me and the font and the stars look correct ) there should be a T after that, no ?
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Bummer Jonathon.

I got a bodge running for my wife's friend Lisa, or actually her husband Keith. He is a big car guy and bought this thing and welded a nipple on the tank, then put in a racing fuel tap and fuel filter. I removed the filter and voila, it runs consistent.

I gave him the bad news about the entire bike, and walked over it in detail with him. Then explained that I cannot work on it for him because it's too much of an unknown. He understood and thanked me profusely for getting it running consistently.
Some serious money was paid for it too. It's one thing to create a replica, it's another to restamp different VIN's altogether.
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It's one thing to create a replica, it's another to restamp different VIN's altogether.
Too true. Takes the scam to a whole new level...
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Valued at $20,000...
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Well it WAS in the movie holiday in Rome, not to be confused with Roman Holiday.

Thats a big price, maybe they figure nobody checks for Bona Fides when dropping THIRTEEN GRAND?
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Well it WAS in the movie holiday in Rome, not to be confused with Roman Holiday.

Thats a big price, maybe they figure nobody checks for Bona Fides when dropping THIRTEEN GRAND?
It was a FAMUS movie, for $13,000 at least use spell check.
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Turdeen Grand
No thanks
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It is famus you know?
dsnyder586 wrote:
Well it WAS in the movie holiday in Rome, not to be confused with Roman Holiday.

Thats a big price, maybe they figure nobody checks for Bona Fides when dropping THIRTEEN GRAND?
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More like $139.00
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Valued at $20,000...
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That windscreen is seriously dope.
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At only $6800 for this stylish ride, I don't think that ad will last long at all, so I'm posting a pic of said dope windscreen for posterity.
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After purchase, within a matter of weeks, it will have a nice shabby chic patina.
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Even the obligatory yellow boots.
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And only 10 miles on the clock! "Was running when parked up"
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Any thoughts on this one folks?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4114367995297280/

Apparently the owner cut the holes in the engine cover and converted it to 10" wheels himself but he doesn't know much about its history.

Thanks for any feedback.👍
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Come on, the special yellow stand boots ( which may not even be available any more) and the glove box door seal must certainly add something to the value. And how about the sticker on the gas cap in Italian ? Doesn't that prove it is real ?
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It's an extra super rare prototype PX that no one even knew existed until today!
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Bodge spotted in Cruella.

Saw it in theater so I couldn't pause it and get better look at it. This is the only photo I can find online. It appears to possibly be a VNB, but with P hubs. Would love to get better angles cause it was definitely more prominent in a few shots as her sidekick, the guy from I Tonya and Richard Jewell, was restoring it in a few scenes.
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Bodge spotted in Cruella.
the accessories are an interesting mix from 3 decades, but are all original and not bodgey at all. can't tell about the bike from that picture. clearly VBB/VNB-ish with 10 in wheels but beyond that can't see anything out of place.
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Somewhere I've seen a brief clip of someone (presumably Cruella) doing a donut / burnout on that thing. At least, that's what I see in my head. I am starting to question if I really saw it or not.
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There is a prominent scene with her riding pillion and a burnout.
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Here it is, at about 7:38:

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Legshield glovebox at 7:45. That doesn't bode well.

This sub-thread takes Internet Nerd-ery to a whole new level, even for an Otaku forum like this one. Razz emoticon
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Wow, they sure have improved these bodges... they have changed the FONT on the "Vespa" stamp!
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Facebook should stop worrying about banning politically charged fake news items and increase their efforts on banning these horrible scooter sales ads.
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It's rather sad that THIS is selling for more than I could sell Speedy for!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323280526197219/
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SubEtherBASS wrote:
It's rather sad that THIS is selling for more than I could sell Speedy for!
You just need to get yourself one of those fancy fender crests and Speedy will instantly double in price.
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9500 for a worked over mitt with a fresh coat of paint?!?!

*sigh*
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