Vespa means "Wasp" in Italian. These little buggers sure do buzz around so the name is quite fitting! I aquired this 1979 (Edit: it's a 1980) Vespa P200E today in a trade for a Vento Triton flip scoot (Clicky) that I had $120 into!
I don't have too much time to write right now but I've already removed the fuel/oil tank (it's the oil injected model!) and de-rusted it with acid and put it all back together. She fired right up and I just went and took this baby for a ride!! What a blast!! The four speed gears are a little hard on the left wrist and there's a definite learning curve to driving this thing, but I can say it's a pure pleasure to ride and I'm still smiling! Here's a quick vid of it running!
Post by Florida Antique on Jan 18, 2016 10:11:46 GMT -5
Niz, Congradulations! I saw that on CL too and could not believe that trade. I work with a guy (he is in Nebraska) that had a '79 just like that. His was a daily driver until someone pulled out and he tboned them. He was not seriously hurt but the bike was totaled. Insurance co. gave him $3000 for it. That just shows you what these can be worth. He had a BBK and a pipe and it would easily do 80. I just sold my Aero 80 and found a nice '84 Aero 125 so now I guess we both have graduated to the big boy scooter club.
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