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Vespa Douglas 152L2 1961

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Beautiful British Douglas Vespa barn-find, last on the road in 1970.

This vintage Vespa retains many of it's original details including the dealer's badge: Harry & Frank Hebden of Burnley, along with it's square Douglas horn-cast badge and running-in sticker.

Although in parts in need of restoration, this classic scooter has a lovely patina and still has many usable and salvageable parts. Included in the sale are two seat frames both of which have their rare Douglas badges and aluminium trim that can be used again.

The frame does require some welding and the scooter will need to be striped and inspected before using.

The scooter is a non-runner and is sold as seen but the engine does turn over and a second engine is included for parts, that might be usable again to restore the engine.

The original logbook along with period MOT certificates and operators manual are also included giving an insight to the history 1960s scootering.

As a historic vehicle this scooter qualifies for free road tax and is both London ULEZ and Congestion Charge exempt.

Scooter In Detail

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Our pricing

We like to give our customers flexibility when buying a vintage scooter, as soon as we get bikes in we give them a full check over then put them up for sale in their current condition. This allows customers to buy them as they are if they wish (and perform any restoration or maintenance work themselves) or work with us to create their dream bike.  Below are our typical restoration service levels and work that you can expect to get.

sold as is

These bikes are in the original condition we got them in. The scooter might be an old barn find or a previously restored bike in great condition and ready to roll (or anything in between).

level 1 restoration

This focuses on a mechanical overhaul on the scooter and perhaps some essential cosmetic work. We will do what is required to get it  up and running reliably and to pass an MOT.  It will be a great runner and something to invest time in if you wish.

complete restoration

This is what we are famous for.  A full scooter restoration involves bare metal strip down, repair and respray, a total mechanical over haul of the engine, carb, gearbox and forks as well as all new trim. Like a brand new scooter and to your specification

Read about our restoration process >