The Society of Cool!
So so SOOO want a nice Vespa or Lambretta, everything so much out of my price range it is quite demoralising! Have bought a retro looking scooter (Which I do love by the way) but heart so set on that classic scooter.
How have people managed to get hold of what they want here? Is it really years of scrimping and saving or having to go and try and learn as much as possible about building one from scratch from the many "projects" that seem to be around?
Stevie, it Is very expensive and if you don't win such a scooter you have to save money, have skill and know how in mechanic and restoration and good contacts regarding help and parts. Sorry but there is no other way.....
3 scooters all bought in january of various years
sellers skint and no competition from other buyers so bargain prices to be had
£1350 for a series 3 LI that only needed a good wash and abrasisive polish to bring the colour back and some new minor trim ?
in fact the most ive paid is £1500
i would never pay the ridicularse prices like say £6k for a tv 200 for example
it would be so easy for someone unscrupulous to clone such a thing from a more basic lambretta and make a big profit
in fact i bet theres a few counterfeits out there with unwitting and heavily out of pocket owners
cheers for the replies people..... the search continues
Being early eighties and either on the YTS or unemployed (thanks Maggie!!) it took me over 2 years to save for my first scooter, and then it was a pretty rough 150 super, which I ended up stripping down and rebuilding. Prior to that I had a Mobylette and a Honda C50 LOL! But they were just transport which I probably got as non-runners for about £20 each whilst saving for a scooter.
Not sure on your situation mate but perhaps look a year or two ahead and have a saving session.
you can get a decent Bajaj for a few hundred, they are made from the original tooling sold to them by Vespa, the Cheetak is a copy of a Vespa Rally