|1961||Allstate||This pile of parts is masquarading as a scooter. Seized non-runner, barn bodged all over, rat extraordinaire! My first purchase, it keeps me humble. Someday, someday....|
|1976||Sprint Veloce - EU||In Italy, the original owner put a P-horn cast on it. A lot of kids who couldn't afford a Nuouva Linea (P-series) but wanted to look more modern, would cut the metal horn cast off and install the Pseries plastic one, yes yes I know, but I am leaving it. A fairly good wet sanded masked repaint Red from original Dark Blue. Used in the movie Pink Panther II" (watch Andy Garcia escape from the 'exploding facory' on it).|
|1974||Rally 200 - US||It was a US turn signal/battery model, removed in rewire by the original owner. A shriner bike (logos all removed prior) from SF, stock white with a black cowls/mudguard (a former dealer made up shiner group). Owners nephew brought it to New England a few years back. In process of a total resto, waiting on me to rebuild the fork. Engine with Pcrank conversion done by Chris Reeve last year, waiting for me to get off my butt.|
|1965||SS180 - EU||My baby, a beautifully restored bike. (Thanks to Jim Fowler @ SCOMO) Stock/NOS/original all around - save Mauro Pascouli trim on the floor rails, a sebac rear shock and a mismatched glovebox rubber (white instead of grey). Oh... and a first over gearbox shim, like butta! First scooter to ever win a cup at the Larz Andersen Classic EU Motorcycle show (2005 - Larz Andersen Award - runner up to Best in Show). Also Best Vespa - 2005 Summit Point.|
|1963||GS160 (Series II)||Formerly owned by Dicky Barrett, lead singer of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Restored by a car guy not a scooterist so some things are not correct (repops and improper hardware). Painted House of Kolor Brandywine.
Enough mistakes in the the resto that I don't feel bad riding it! Untill the Rally is done, this is my second scoot for riding.|
|1970||GTr - EU||A rat ("Ham sammich 2007" = best rat at FYBO 2007 - Mike Scott at the helm.) but not black, the brown brush painted with housepaint cowls add that patina of home.
Stock top end, since a rinnovata, the three port 125 is peppy, but I do need to replace the kickstart quad as is can slip if you don't finesse it.
If you're in town and good, it could be your loaner bike.|
|1964||LI Silver Special||Bought out of maine, fixed bholes and replaced bent fork, added progressive springs, otherwise stock with farmered paint. Some day maybe I'll strip and paint.|
|1964||LI Silver Special||OG paint, OG tires, missing ignition lock, cracked fibreglass fender. Nice clean bike.|
|1964||LI Silver Special||Barn found, still to get it running and rock it as a shitbox.|
|1959||LI 150 S1||Need to be repainted, runs OK, but slow. New fork, new top end - should have kitted it.|
|1964||TV175||Barn find project - seized, need a headset top, seat cover and total redo, but it is a TV!|
|1959||Bella 154||Bought it in 2005 in Cape Elizabeth Maine. Used to be my 'Bagel Brunch' ride. Has unusual front rack on mudguard. Two-tone Red/White. Decided to refocus efforts on mainstream vintage especially redoubling efforts on my Lammys. Sold it to Susan in summer of 2010.|
|1958||Bella 204||Picked it up from Max in 2006, never got it going siezed, had spare piston from T&A). Decided to refocus efforts on mainstream vintage especially redoubling efforts on my Lammys. Sold it to a fellow in Denver in December of 2009.|
|1959||VS5 Cushman||Runner, very straight. Repop headlight lens.|