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Old 9th January 2017, 19:21   #271
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I think its a Lamby MAC and hence possibly in the wrong thread
Yes Ram, Lamby 150, going by the side-panels. But again- many older Lambretta Li150s were also modified with these panels!
Aside, yes tis indeed in the wrong thread. Maybe twas posted here by mistake.
But interesting to look at nevertheless, despite its lack of originality!
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Welcome to the club @STANHER. The chrome thing on the mudguard here in Hyderabad they call it a fish, originally they used to come in aluminium and were popular in Bangalore, Delhi and you could find on every other scooter.

Be careful with the one you've bought since it is made of Ice metal and tends to break with even little force. Nice tax receipt badge, reminds me of those days when every other vehicle used to have esp. Rajdoot's maintained by bank employees/ Govt. institutions, a must and should stuff.

It's been quite long I've gone back to my Vespa, hope I am able to manage time and get back to her, she is on amazing piece of machinery which I will always love, proud of.

All the super best Shyam for the restoration & I am there for any help.
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Welcome to the club @STANHER. The chrome thing on the mudguard here in Hyderabad they call it a fish, originally they used to come in aluminium and were popular in Bangalore, Delhi and you could find on every other scooter.
The one I got (preferred) was stainless steel, though I remember seeing chrome ones also on ebay. From what I see, they were on the VBA/VBB as OE but probably weren't on Hyderabad scooters as they had the numberplate fitted in the centre of the mudguards. Wasn't aware that they originally came in Aluminium though! Now that you've informed me, time to hunt again on ebay!

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Pictures of Vespas from a recent (2013 February) V&C Rally at Nagpur. The maroon and black one with a sidecar has been kept original. But note the Bajaj 150 era speedometer fitted, that has replaced the original Yenkay.

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A little help- I've noticed that Vespa/Bajaj scooters in KA have this crash guard/rail around the rear part, with a joint fixed in the middle of the floorboard. Would it be possible for you to source me one such middle piece/joint (only)
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A little help- I've noticed that Vespa/Bajaj scooters in KA have this crash guard/rail around the rear part, with a joint fixed in the middle of the floorboard. Would it be possible for you to source me one such middle piece/joint (only)
With pleasure sir.
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A little help- I've noticed that Vespa/Bajaj scooters in KA have this crash guard/rail around the rear part, with a joint fixed in the middle of the floorboard. Would it be possible for you to source me one such middle piece/joint (only)
Mr. Stanher I feel Vespas look better without those all round foot rest. Do not fit it unless you are using it as a daily runner where it is susceptible to scratches and dents caused during rush hour traffic and in parking lots. I also own a 64 Vespa.
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Mr. Stanher I feel Vespas look better without those all round foot rest. Do not fit it unless you are using it as a daily runner where it is susceptible to scratches and dents caused during rush hour traffic and in parking lots. I also own a 64 Vespa.
Thanks but to each his own!
I don't intend to use it as a daily runner but semi-daily, or atleast, whenever I require, rather than only ride it as a vintage, hence.
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Here's a '62 Vespa, albeit a VBB (4 gears) which we never had in India! that rode across the Himalayas on the Pak side! This does give me some ideas for someday in the future for Spiti etc.- almost! though not sure if a 3-speed VBA could cope the same way!



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The first Vespa (from Italian word for Wasp) was designed by Signor Corradino D'Ascanio for manufacture by Signor Enrico Piaggio in 1945. The design was simple and had its origins from two stroke motorbikes which beacme scooters thereafter! The post WWII hangover and the necessity to have something like a scooter were conducive factors to make scooters take shape and go out to the markets only to sell well and become popular as a low cost reliable, commuting vehicle for personal transport of the Italians firstly to become popular all over the world.It had a monococque chassis structure much like the Citreon Traction Avant which was one of the first cars that too had this kind of body structural design.
Vespas added many features to the original design by the 1960's making them popular as the Vespa Nuovo Linea Series. In 1960 Bajaj Auto colloborated with Piaggio and the Vespa GL 150 was ushered in into our market.LML came into the Indian market with a bang in 1983, with the Vespa XE a 100 cc scooter.And not to be left out Andhra Pradesh Scooters Ltd (makers of the Allwyn Pushpak) launched the 100 cc Vespa PL 170. The rest is history.
So Vespas have been another name for scooters in India too.
many of us have learnt driving the two wheeler with some variant of the Vespa.
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Mar 25 2017 : The Times of India (Delhi)
Vespa used in 'Roman Holiday' up for grabs
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The world's oldest Vespa, a handcrafted scooter that featured in the 1953 Audrey Hepburn blockbuster movie “Roman Holiday“, is up for auction and is expected up to 300,000 euros.
The scooter, with chassis number 1003, is the third Vespa ever made by Piaggio, the Italian manufacturer.

The scooter is from Piaggio's “0 series,“ which comprised of 60 prototypes. The first two prototypes are no longer in existence.

“We hope this Vespa will end up in the hands of a collector or in a museum that will protect this piece of Italian history for future generations,“ said Davide Marelli, Vespa expert at Catawiki, an online auction site. The scooter was hand-crafted in 1946 and is in working condition. It is expected to raise between 250,000 to 300,000 euros. The history of Vespa dates back to the end of the World War II.

Piaggio was originally a manufacturer of warplanes, but they were no longer allowed to continue production after the war because of Italy's collaboration with the Germans.

As a result, Piaggio's management team redirected manufacturing efforts on the now-famous scooters.

From 1946 onwards, Piaggio became known for its Vespa scooters that quickly became popular in Italy .

The auction is currently underway and will continue until March 28.
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Some Vespas from the Goa Tourism V & C Rally of 01/10/2016 organised at Panaji.

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The 1963 Vespa MRX 2819, as per the owner's claims was driven from Mumbai to Panaji to participate in the event.

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