Ladies & Gentlemen, I've been checking out the Vietnam sites to get myself a new set of wheels.
I've found one that's got exactly what I want. It’s called STAR VESPA based in Vietnam. I sorted out all the extra bells and whistles that i required and was ready to press the take my money button. Just then I discovered that it would not accept Pay Pal (the website says it does). I contacted them direct and they said it's a Pay Pal/Vietnam thing and Pay Pal will not send money to Vietnam. The only option available to me was a bank transfer. Mmmmm, don't know if I'm comfortable with that idea. It could be one of those send us all your money and we'll send you fvck all scams.
Since then I've checked with other Vietnam restorers and they accept credit cards, Pay Pal and the such like etc etc..... Unfortunately they don't have what i'm looking for. The Star Vespa story, perhaps perfectly innocent, does not ring true.
What I would like to know is: Has anyone used Star Vespa in the past and can recommend them or can anyone recommend an alternative option for importing a restored machine. Taking into account I am not in the UK these days and can't pop round to my local Mickey Oates. The only Vespas available here are 2009-2010 Models.