| Vespa 1962 VNB3T
completing the GT build I looked for a project.
I always liked motorcycles however my wife
opposed them. So I decided to look for an
old Vespa scooter. Many people asked why I
would ever want one. I find it enjoyable and
easy to ride. I came across this 1962 150cc
Vespa which was in reasonable condition. My
brother in law Nick and I checked it out and
soon after purchased it.
Nick rode the scooter home and we started
to strip it to the point that every nut and
bolt was removed. Nick hand rubbed the scooter
down and applied 3 coats of 2 Pak PPG. We
found it hard to find the original colour
so we used Porsche Fish Blue Metallic. Two
coats of clear were then applied finishing
off the paint.
Then the fun of putting it all together
began. Slowly we collected and cleaned up
all the bits and carefully fitted them back
to the scooter.
engine received a general service and tune
and the finishing touches to the Vespa was
to fit new white wall tyres.
The scooter was then registered and is now
enjoyed on weekends.