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Spring is here- time to ride!

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 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.


White Ribbon Day 25th Nov 2014

wrdayReal men ride classic scooters and never commit or remain silent about violence against women!

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.

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


EVIL TWINS- Vespa 210 PX

EVIL TWINS- photos by Wolfwerk Photography

Check out all the photos and more info in our restoration section!

Vespa 210 PX by SSScooter Engineering

Vespa 210 PX by SSScooter Engineering

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.


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!


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.

National Classic Scooter Rally 2011

On the 29th of September S.S. Scooter stepped off the plane at Fremantle with the guys and girls from the Ardly Normal Scooter Crew. All 24 of us were anxious to get to the shipping yard to unload our classic scooters from the 20 foot container. The ‘Squadron Leader’ of the Ardly Normals, Oly Ashworth, has spent the past 12 months not only organising the shipment but also accommodation and flights for all of us, and it all was pulled off with military precision. Without Oly’s dedication, commitment, efficiency and his expecting wife Mazza’s patience (congratulations guys) we could not of been there. So a big thank you from all of us.

I had already been missing my SS90 and my wife Fiona could not wait to ride her 22hp VNB street racer on the streets of Fremantle. The SS90 fired up perfectly and Fiona was screaming down the freeway when I encountered my first hiccup. My scooter was starting to misfire going up the bigger hills. But I got to Fremantle safely and had a few beers with the crew to acquaint ourselves to the local brew and forgot about the gremlins that were lurking inside my machine.

The next day we met at the E Sheds on the docks of Freo and a couple of hundred scooters were there to greet us. All I could see were beautiful classic scooters and familiar faces I knew from previous rallies. All I could think was “Wow the boys in Western Australia sure know how to restore these classic machines”. I set off with all the excitement I had when I was a lad going on a run. But only 20km in, I knew there was a problem. My SS90 was misfiring all over the place. I knew it was electrical, but I didnt wanted to miss out on riding the beautiful coastal roads we were on. I knew the smallest hill would kill the day, and it did. With a cough and a splatter the SS90 wound down to a complete stop. All I could do was wait for the back up van to pick me up. With the gracious Carol at the helm of her husband Phil’s van we loaded up the scooter. From the window I could see all the beauty of the Western Australian coastline and I was determined to get her on the road for the next day.

With the help of Ron from Casa Lambretta, Jimmy in back up van and Evo and Roberto from the Vespa Shop, I got the tools out and diagnosed an imminent condenser failure. I quickly replaced and rewired the plate but I knew that I’d had a bad run of condensers recently so I did not hold my breath. No Spark… Dud condenser… I knew it… It must of been the batch made on the Friday before the Italian summer holidays! At 9.45am I got her going, just in time for the ride up to the hills. What a ride! I was in the midst of the Paradise Lost Scooter Club’s street racers,beautifully restored Lambrettas and Vespas, riding up through dense bushland that showed the scars of raging bush fires from a hot summer the year before. My SS90 was blazing down the road keeping up with GP200’s and Fiona was screaming down the road giving the RB240’s a run for their money.

That night the Do was even better than the night before. It was held at a venue used to be a aircraft hanger called the Fly By. The Paradise Lost Club could really put on a great event. On the morning of the Show and Shine we were all feeling a little worse for wear but another 80km ride was in order to a small German brewery in the Swan Valley. At the event S.S Scooter had fun selling our t-shirts, hats and other merchandise and had the opportunity to meet more wonderful people from the scooter community from all around Australia. We were also honoured in taking out the Best Unrestored Vespa with my SS90.

With the rally drawing to a close the Paradise Lost Scooter Club had another ace up there sleeve for the evening’s celebration at Devilles. Ska and garage bands, a volcano in the middle of the dance floor and Go-Go girls fired us up to dance the night away. A huge thank you to the Paradise Lost Scooter Club, not only for hosting one of the best scooter rallies I have been too, but for their generosity, friendship, hospitality and showing us all what a great Australian scooter club can be.

I cant wait until next year’s Classic National on the Gold Coast hosted by the Borderline Nuisance. I have already started on the next projects. My nitrous Vespa Sprint is being rebuilt, faster and badder than ever and a Vespa PE restyled in GS body panels is already underway. Hope to see you all there next year, and be sure to check in with S.S Scooter Engineering if you need any assistance with your classic scooter.
Cheers, Sandy.