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Seeing the assembly line of different vehicles have always amazed me, It's just incredible how many things are going on at once and working in perfect harmony. But after searching the net for quite awhile and turning up 4 or 5 photos I turn to you to see what Vespa factory photos you might have saved up. Thanks and post'em up please! Keep it Vintage Vespa please
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Heres all that I've been able to find so far. Sorry about these being hosted threw photobucket I hope it doesn't affect those of you at work!!

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if you want to see some horrifying ones...


http://www.scooterscentre.com/restoration.htm
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if you want to see some horrifying ones...


http://www.scooterscentre.com/restoration.htm
Jeremy did you read this shit!!!!

"Each of our bikes has an average of 1,870 man hours spent on them by a team of 38 enthusiasts"

FUCK ME im going to ask them if they can make me a custom ss180!!!

Really digging your photography man..!! Skilled shit... Im going to get one of those posters from SM next week when I place my next parts order..!!
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that shit kills me. i ship all of the posters and prints out my office in dallas. If i'm the one that preps the order (sometimes it's my assistant), i'll drop something extra in the tube. thanks for supporting.
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that shit kills me. i ship all of the posters and prints out my office in dallas. If i'm the one that preps the order (sometimes it's my assistant), i'll drop something extra in the tube. thanks for supporting.
without a doubt man.. keep up the AMAZING work....
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It's sad, the OP put up some very cool vintage photos,
and then someone posts a link to bodge scooters.
I don't know, but some people want to post on every thread,
no matter if they have anything intelligent to add to it.
It's as if anyone can walk into a conversation, and
just change the subject.

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music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S 8)
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It's sad, the OP put up some very cool vintage photos,
and then someone posts a link to bodge scooters.
I don't know, but some people want to post on every thread,
no matter if they have anything intelligent to add to it.
It's as if anyone can walk into a conversation, and
just change the subject.
it was a joke. calm down.
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the social fabrics of the interwebs is crumbling!!!! oh the horror!!

can you believe it? i am boggled!! bodges and vespas in the same thread? i am going insane!!!
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What a nice thread!


3.000.000

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3.000.000...

... breakdowns. Razz emoticon
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3.000.000...

... breakdowns. Razz emoticon
hahaha....good one!
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The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
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music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S 8)
WOW
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music------2nd to the bottom........ALL ET3'S 8)
Can't I just have just one ET3? Crying or Very sad emoticon noooo, but looking at a line of factory-fresh fuckers is almost* as good....

*not really

Loving this picture thread though
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The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
and the scooter behind it is still known to be on the road in the uk
thers a few on the road over here
seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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sorry i digress
motovespa factory spain

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bajaj vespa india


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first million

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i agree great thread
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see these frames at the botom of pic
the floors seem narrower could they be for the pedal 50cc version for
the french market
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But surely all the Eibars and Servetas combined didn't even come close to the 3 million mark. Do you think they added their totals to that of the Italians, or Innocenti let the Spanish have the publicity boost of producing the "official" 3 millionth as some kind of cross-promotion?


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The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
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seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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[quote="Grover"]But surely all the Eibars and Servetas combined didn't even come close to the 3 million mark. Do you think they added their totals to that of the Italians, or Innocenti let the Spanish have the publicity boost of producing the "official" 3 millionth as some kind of cross-promotion?
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The 3 millionth Lambretta was a Series 2 TV with a turning mudguard? Is this Spain or Italy? I'm confused.
aparently its spain
and the scooter behind it is still known to be on the road in the uk
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seem to have been brought across recently to restore



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that must be close to what happened because By 1965, 100,000 Lambretta's had been produced in Spain and the factory employed over 520 staff.

and that same year they started on series 3 slimstyles
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small print
all that work just to attack one with a grinder Razz emoticon .... they made it so easy to be different ....

and i thought 2tone lammys where shop specials ... like me dad said 'ya not living if ya not learning'
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Very cool photos fellas thanks for posting them and keep them coming!!
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Ape - nice job! This is one of the best threads I've seen in a while. Great collection of photos of an era gone bye. If only I could get in a time machine and apply for a job at the Pontedera plant! I don't care how repetitive the work in a factory may be, getting paid to build Vespas or Lammies every day would have been awesome. Plus you would get to wear those cool jumpsuits to work each day.
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Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
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Here are some more:
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Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
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It is an outboard engine called the Moscone (Bluebottle, a type of fly).
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Are those Vespa boat engines/props?
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It is an outboard engine called the Moscone (Bluebottle, a type of fly).
Correcto. Piaggio dabbled a little in outboard boat motors.
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Vespa outboards? Sweet! Amazing pictures everybody thanks again for posting! Found a few more mainly Avatar size but having a hard time finding them.

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Also if ya dig vintage photos like I do search "scooter source:life" on google. Some pretty cool stuff to be found!

Link: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1003&bih=624&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=scooter+source%3Alife&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
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One more.. Christ these photos are hard to find!
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Here are some scoots and a moscone getting ready for delivery
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South america have something to say aswell....


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Sorry to bring back the dead fellas but found a few more. I'm finally back from Louisiana so expect more in the next few days!

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Absolutely terrific photos! Thank you so much!
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