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Vespa VB1 1957

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Vespa VB1 or Clubman as they were known in the UK, had only a short production run of around 2 years making it a rare classic.

The Vespa VB1 was one of the shortest scooter production runs in the late 1950s, when after the unveiling in 1957, it got superseded the following year by the newer style chassis Vespa VNB1.

Here we have one beautifully restored VB1 undertaken by ourselves, the scooter before restoration was in fantastic condition and was very solid and complete. We have restored it in it's original colour, metallic blue. The engine has had a full restoration with the 12v Varitronic ignition kit. The carburettor and manifold have also been upgraded to Polini versions.

The scooter is therefore easy to start, runs well and is a very reliable form of transport, not just a museum piece to look at. This bike is built to ride.

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

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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 >