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.
Please contact Sandy at 02 96983389 or email email@example.com
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.
Like most Australian imported Vespas and Lambrettas we find a huge discrepancy in our models compared to their Italian mothers.
This Vespa, with its frame number VN2T should be a Faro Basso model (low light or lamp down). In other words, the headlight is mounted on the mudguard, and should also have a 125cc powered cylinder.
But this barn find had neither, the headlight proudly sits atop the handlebars and the cylinder was still at its original 145.5cc bore.
She had either been modified in Australia by the dealer, or she arrived on our shores in her current guise.
I still like to think that the Italians, on a Friday afternoon, would get around to the Australasian export scooters and give them a touch of uniqueness (in other words, they would get rid of excess parts from different models and years and ship them off).
Either way, this bellissima is on her way to a very proud owner in Adelaide. He’ll be riding (not hiding) this uniquely Aussie Vespa, and it will join his vast Vespa and Lambretta collection.
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.
S.S. Scooter Engineering is proudly supporting White Ribbon on this important day!
Join us today at the WR walk or come and speak to Sandy who is an ambassador of WR how to SWEAR never to commit or remain silent about violence against women.
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 Photography
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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!