We have been restoring vintage lambrettas and vespas here for nearly 8 years now. Personally I have been restoring vehicles my whole working life, it’s a labor of love for me. When we started the business, unrestored scooters were plentiful and affordable, and over the years we have restored and exported around 960 vintage scooters. These days, it’s a different story as scooters are getting much rarer and thus more expensive. So we have slowly been winding down the business and concentrating on our other businesses instead.
I have a few scooters available from my own collection which I am now looking to thin out a little. All are fully restored and not even run in yet! I have decided (or at least my wife has!) that I really do not need 8 scooters J
We have always made sure that our restorations are top end and to concours standard, all scooters have been restored properly and to western standards ensuring that they are reliable, safe and a pleasure to use and most importantly they will last in their fully restored state for many years.
We sold predominantly to traders, who would buy in bulk and sell on for a profit- a lot of our trade customers were actually doubling their money when reselling them from showrooms mainly in Europe but also many other countries around the globe. We are offering scooters here for our usual bulk or trade price!
In the last few years we have specialized predominantly in Lambrettas, which are the scooter of choice in the UK (a lot to do with the whole MOD scene revival).
With our lambrettas, as a rule we fit brand new 200cc SIL engines/ gearboxes and chain cases. These are the same type of engines as fitted from new, but the slightly improved version with better gear ratios, electronic ignition, improved carburetion. As a rule all scooters have new carburetor, brakes, suspension, wheels, tyres, cables, speedo, lights, headset (handlebars), panels, ignition switch, kick starter, stand, badges, panel catches, engine mountings, rubbers and trim, etc, etc.
The frame and bodywork are taken back to bare metal, acid etch primed, 2k primed, wet sanded and DuPont (or ICI) painted to the highest standard. When done correctly like this, as long as the scooters are stored correctly and looked after the paint will remain in good condition for 25+ years.
With vespas, we give a total engine overhaul. Original engine casing, but new crankshaft, rod, piston, barrel, head, complete gear set, clutch, gear selector, carburetor etc. The other parts- well it’s the same list as the parts used on lambrettas above!
Please see attached photos with prices of the available scooters.
UPDATE OCTOBER O2 2010
We have had a busy few days selling scooters.
The following scooters have now sold:
Olive green vespa
Blue and white Lambretta
Black series 2 Lambretta.
With the remaining scooters, be quick! First come, first served.