The Society of Cool!
They seem to do a good job with them
Complete Strip down of frames to bare metal, any rusted panels replaced and replacement of all Rubber Hoses, Brake Shoes, Front and Rear Shocks, Springs, Seats, tires, Tubes, Cables, Odometer, Locks, Nuts and Bolts, Cylinder, piston, carburettor, gears, 12 volt, bearings, filters, seals, All electrical wiring, electrical parts, rubber parts, runners, leg fender shield trims, floor strips, rims, brake levers etc, basically we just keep the frame and engine casing and replace all moving parts inside the engine and external body parts making it look brand new but keeping that original Look!
hate to be a party pooper but arent they vietnam built machines that somehow now claim to be from oz ?
they do like a bit of stainless steel do our viet chums
old sinks originating from the west must have been dumped by the container load into land fill over there .
its melted down and hey presto ...
tasteless chintzy tat for your lambretta
[ chintzy tat that will fracture .... BELIEVE ! ....dont fit stainless anywhere load bearing ]
wake up and smell the coffee
those scooters arent built in australia
good point Hubert. They do state the scoots are original Italian unless otherwise stated, and that replacement parts are original
They point out that there are others that do as you said, re the non authentic stuff
Like the Leslie Philips avatar LOL Funny bloke
AUS$5500, about 4000 quid
think about it
they start life as a basic LI 150 and then get dressed up as an SX or TV
if its that good a scooter to start with why not just leave it as the basic LI and at least its a bit of innocenti history left intact ?
they dont leave it intact because the basic LI frame is only dressed as an SX or TV to maximise profits
the people that are doing this in sweat shops in asia have no interest in lambretta or innocenti or the mod connection to that brand
they see a way to sell a pile of junk dressed up as something its not to a [ comparitively to them ] rich and decadent 40 something westerner who [ comparitively to them ] has money to burn
they will have no qualms whatsoever about ripping you off !
but all the work and parts replacements are in Australia. The scoots may be local too, not sure
It does seem a little expensive
I lived in Perth, Australia for 13 years untill 2010. Those prices are not too bad in Ozzy Dollars. The exchange rate used to be 2.5 to the quid but now its only about 1.6 which makes them more expensive in the Queens Sterling.
They look like a better quality job than a lot of the Viet and Indian rebuilds that Ive seen over there. Its easy to check the origination of the scoot, if its Italian or whatever from the frame number. The Lammy club GB do it and provide a dating cert and country of origin for about 15 quid so that would sort the "Original Italian" part.
You'd then have to verify that they were built in Oz so asking for the address of their workshop and having a look on Google streetview would be a start.
Having said all that one of those would probably cost about 700 quid min to ship here from Oz as well.
I paid 3k for my Li125 with a Mugello 186 in it only this year, 1800 miles since rebuild, all Stainless steel fasteners, original parts, file of photos of the build, Lammy Club GB cert that shes original Italian and photos of the original bike in origibnal paint before being stripped. Shes a minter and goes very well. If those are out there for 3k is it worth shipping one in from Oz?
3ks worth of restored Li, these were taken the day she arrived out the courier van....
Hi Mark. Great looking scoot you have there and good advice re checking origin too
I phoned that place in QLD and there was no answer. I sent email, nothing back yet
and heres the other side of the coin of what you may end up with if buying a scooter unseen from the other side of the world
hit a bump and .....
dont do it guys !
the vietnamese restorers have woken up to the fact that the game is up so have resorted to hiding the country the scooter is originating from
or joining forums and starting bullshit threads about how scooters from vietnam are to be avoided ....except for the " hoo flung dung lambretta site " which will sell you an SX 200 for $5000 and boy ! are they worth it !
just look at those stainless steel footboard embellishers
i so much want them ...not
i'm getting on the phone to shankok right now !
i dont care whether it snaps in half after half a mile