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OUR Restoration Process

We put our trust into the hands of some very experienced mechanics. Our reputation starts and finishes with our Vespa Scooter Guy team. We have no doubt that our mechanics are some of the best Vespa mechanics in the world.

Vespa Scooter Guy mechanic team have been fixing Vespas and Lambrettas for a very long time, 3 of them with over 20+ years experience. They work full time for the company in our own workshop, and ensure our classic Vespas are working well for our Vespa Adventure Tours. Together with the VSG management, our mechanics help to define our criteria for what needs restoring, replacing, and how to make our Vespa scooters look great and run perfectly for our customers.

VSG Restoration includes:

Complete strip down and replacement of all rubber hoses, brake shoes, front and rear shocks, springs, seats, tires, tubes, cables, odometer, locks, all electrical wiring, and electronic parts, leg fender shield trim, floor strips, and rubber trim. All pictures below are actual scooters that have been shipped to customers.

All models listed are 150 CC. 

Restoration quality: An important note – many other outlets restore their scooters hastily, they are not prepared well and will have mechanical issues. If you’ve done your research – you’ll more than likely come to this conclusion already.

We take pride in restoring our Vespas the right way.

The original body and engine are restored to its original condition. We do our best to display as many visuals to allow you to get as many details as you can of the restoration.

We are 100% you’ll be happy with our restoration quality. If for whatever reason you aren’t satisfied with the quality you can contact us and we’ll make it right.

We have never had an unhappy customer.

Frame

When choosing an original 1960’s classical Italian Vespa scooter, you have 3 models to choose from; VBB (began manufacture in 1960), VLB, or VBC. All scooters body frames are stripped down to bare metal. All rubber, plastic, leather, aged aluminium trim cover, electrical wires, and harness are thrown away. The frame is then sent to the body shop to be inspected for cracks, welding material, and other abnormalities before the alignment step. After inspecting we apply a primer coat then finish with high-quality colour paint.

Vinyl seats (with stainless steel passenger grip)

Premium quality Vinyl. Many colours to choose from.

Polished Stainless steel Crash-guard, leg shield, and floor trim

We use polished stainless steel instead of cheap aluminium and rubber.

Front glovebox.

Classically rounded glovebox.

Gray rubber trim

Classically rounded glovebox.

New brake pedal and slotted brake shoes

Improved braking over the original for safety.

Engine

Engine castings are cleaned using a sandblaster and then checking for any cracks, stripped threads, bearing surface tolerances. We reassemble and replace, pistons, rings, carburettor, all Bearings (crankshaft bearings, gear bearings and main shaft bearing), and clutch. Rebuild all gears and clutch assembly. Replace cylinder and cylinder head, exhaust system and all aged parts.

Stainless steel rims

Painted to match the colour of the frame.

2 sets of new keys

2 sets of keys for ignition, front and side glove-boxes.

Rear spare holder with spare

With matching painted hubcap.

New tires

D.O.T. Tires. Whitewalls available upon request.

New Odometer

New working odometer – different styles available upon request.

New 20/20 or 17/20 (depending on model) carburettor with reed-valve

Provides more efficiency than one that shipped with the original scooter.

Tuning

All scooters are road tested and tuned before shipment.

4-speed manual shift

Same manual shift that shipped with the original Vespa.

OPTIONAL UPGRADE ACCESSORIES

White Wall Tires - $100

Added to front and spare.

Polished Stainless Steel Sport Exhaust - $135.00

Brand new and very sharp.

Chrome 3-in-1 Back Rack -$95

Sturdy Rack for additional storage space.

Chrome Front Rack -$80

Sturdy Front rack for additional storage space.

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