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Vespa 150 Resto

VESPA 150 with a Pinasco tuning cylinder, 24 mm Dellorto, 12V conversion, 4-speed gearbox: added sparkle to the last restoration rolling out the doors before Christmas!
 
Ride Safe and see you all in the new year!

Spring is here- time to ride!

spring
Our latest rebuild is about to hit the road ready for spring.
 This Vespa has been given a new lease of life.  It’s owner rides it almost 5000km annually. And in the last few years it has suffered its fair share of knocks.  She has chosen gorgeous  teal green, and with 12v electrics and retro fitted indicators  her beloved VBA has been revamped and ready to hit the Sydney roads  again.

FOR SALE 1962 Lambretta LI

1962 Lambretta LI

  • Custom Gold Flake paint
  • Ancillotti seat
  • Brand new 200 CC stage 4 ported barrel with GOL piston
  • 22mm carb
  • Brand new gearbox selector
  • DJ expansion exhaust
  • Brand new Japanese clutch conversion
  • GP200 gearbox
  • 12V electrics
  • Full hydrolic front and rear disc brakes
  • Beedspeed twisted forks
  • 18 litre stainless tank
  • GP drop bars
  • Digital speedo
  • Hand engraved chain case
  • Hand engraved front and rear hubs
  • New rear shock
  • Custom Billet kickstart lever and hydrolic brake pedal

 

The only scooter featured amongst 50 top best motorcycles built in NSW at 2015 Throttle Roll, Sydney

Will be sold with NSW Blue Slip Certificate (Road Worthy Certificate). For interstate buyers, we can help arrange transportation at customer’s expense.

PRICE $6900

 

Please contact Sandy at 02 96983389 or email info@ssscooter.com

Vespa GS 160 MK 1

This GS 160 MK 1 is  now a world traveller, and in 50 years she is has done a full circle of the globe.
She is was originally imported from the USA (non-battery model GS160)
and brought to Sandy at S.S Scooter in need of a full restoration a year ago.
But now she is heading back with her owner “Obie” to the UK to reside with his formidable collection of Lambretta’s.
Unfortunately, the hard-core Lambretta collector will not have time to be ribbed by his Lambretta riding mates in Oz
about his latest and  gorgeous  addition to his vintage stable. But I am sure I know a few boys in Blighty that will.
Farewell Graham O’brien you will be sorely missed. Safe travels and GodSpeed.

 

Vespa PX 215cc

From a Bondi Beach Bather to PX Street Burner.

Living it’s entire life by Bondi Beach without wearing any protection, this PX was suffering from an extreme case of cancer. With a rusted through frame it was time for me

to overhaul and save this Bondi Beach Bather.

The first job was weld in a new floor to re- strengthen this Vespa’s monocoque chassis .

Once the new floor was painstakingly welded into position, it was time to bring to fruition the tuning and customising concepts the customer dreamed of; from an enormous rear wide tyre conversion, to the 215 cc cylinder which was given the SS treatment flowing through a the stainless expansion pipe hanging off to the left, right down to the subtle CNC calliper to help her stop, are to name a few.

With a luscious coat of gun metal grey, this Vespa has been reborn; and she won’t be lazily sitting around Bondi Beach anymore, as she will be leaving our shores to burn up the winding roads of New Zealand.

Vespa SS90- Double

With two of the rarest and coolest Vespa’s made in the SS Scooter  workshop, the opportunity to photograph them could not be  missed. With Sandy’s unmolested and unrestored SS90, sitting next to Tony Dunham’s beautiful and  meticulously restored SS90 made for a rare and beautiful sight on a steamy  Sydney summers day.







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S.S Scooter Engineering Vespa GS160

Australian Classic Scooter Mille 2014- Team GS

Only on the Australian Classic Scooter Mille will you find yourself and your classic scoot competting against a kangaroo to the finish line.

With Team GS completing all tasks and navigating the 1000km to the finsh line in Victor Harbour in South Australia, we cant  wait for next year’s Mille in Victoria!

Featured Scooters in the photos:

Mark: GS150 VS5 1961, left

Sandy: GS 160 mark 2 1963, middle

Fleur: GS160 mark 1 1962, right

Photos by: Wolfwerk PhotographyGS

S.S Scooter Engineering Vespa GS160

S.S Scooter Engineering Vespa GS160

 

GS_2 GS_3 GS_4

 

New Terms & Conditions form

Hi guys

We’ve added a easy link to our Terms & Conditions form regarding scooter servicing at the workshop. Check it out here.

Please have a look and have it filled in next time you book in your scooter with us.

Thanks
S.S.

Fleur’s story

The longest ridden to Fremantle is our own Fleur (formerly of the Canberra Swarm). After a service, clutch change and the installation of a very trick intercom system on her trusty PX 200 at S.S Scooter Engineering, she traveled from Sydney to Canberra to rendezvous with her friends Chris and Nikki, to tackle the unrelenting Nullarbor plains.

During her 13 day ride, she encoured many unique Australian characters including a man walking around Australia in a Storm Trooper uniform raising money for the Starlight Foundation (http://www.everydayhero.com.au/troopertrek), and at night she continued to train for the Melbourne marathon she was running the week after.

Along the way, a tire change was all that was needed for her to conquer  the rugged Australian landscape and assert herself as a true Australian scooter legend by covering more than 5200km on her voyage. Well done Fleur James!

http://swarminthebor.blogspot.com/2011/10/furtherest-ridden.html?spref=fb

Congratulations Obe- Lambretta TV 175 series 1

After many years of passionate Lambretta restorations, Graham O’Brien not only won his category at the National Classic Scooter Rally in Fremantle, but he took out top honours at the Show and Shine event which had over 180 entrants. The best overall scooter at the rally was overwhelmingly awarded to his Lambretta TV175 series one. S.S. Scooter Engineering were as proud as Obie, as we spent hundreds of hours meticulously restoring her to a world class standard.

From the day the it docked in Fremantle, the 1958 Lambretta roared into action with just one kick of the spring-tensioned kick starter. She did not miss a beat all weekend even on the more gruelling rides through the beautiful Western Australian hillsides and great Aussie heat.

One of the worlds most rare, and in our opinion, most beautiful scooters, was not only doing the 100km round trips effortlessly but was leaving some scooters behind in a cloud of 6% 2 stroke mist.

But she was not alone in Lambretta TV1 glory. Ron from Casa Lambretta also brought in not only one but two  running unrestored TV1s. A sight that may never be seen again in my lifetime were three TV1s running side by side,  and  it marked a great moment in Australian scootering history.

For more pictures check out our restorations.