Our Scooter Restoration
Original 1960s Italian Vespa and Lambretta scooters, finished already or custom-designed by you online with the colors and options you want, and restored firsthand in our award-winning shop. What more could you ask for, delivery to your door?
First of all, we start with an Italian model (not a cheap Indian model or engine) and the body and engine are completely taken apart, and every single piece is examined. The engine is stripped, blasted clean, and rebuilt. Models vary, but, for example, you get:
The body itself is first dry-built to fit body parts exactly. Any damaged metal - e.g., often in the Vespa floorboard area or Lambretta rear licence plate area - is fixed properly by welding in new metal, then any dings are fixed by hand, by hammer and dolly. (With our GP200, you also get some new body pieces.) The body is then disassembled again, stripped to bare metal, and painted with the best quality paint: primer, color, and a protective gloss. External items are chromed, zinc plated, or re-polished. Some hardware is replaced with high quality stainless steel. The seat is new or re-sprung and re-covered. A spare-wheel unit is included.
Once reassembled, the scooter is properly broken in: warmed up the first few times, then given a short test drive, then longer and longer test drives, with any needed adjustments made in between.
That's quite a list of work and ensures that the quality of the engine and scooter is what you would expect. (See the awards our scooters have won, and magazine reviews.) You can also rest assured as to the quality of the new parts used. We import a full line of new parts from many countries around the world - for example, best quality German Iwis chains, not cheap ones - and the last thing we want after sending a scooter off is an email telling us that a new part has failed. How do you know? Because we have a guarantee.
Read below about your options when designing your scooter.
How long will it take? The latest restoration estimate is always on the scooters start page.
Are you a racer? a Sunday driver? A student on a budget? How do we know? Customize your scooter exactly as you want, choosing from amongst the most amazing array of options in the world - and for much less than anywhere else.
Following are just some of the options we offer:
Take a look at the Photo Library, the various model pages, then go ahead and choose a model to configure and see the price. If you then have any questions, just ask. That's what we're here for.