Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and to Vespas in general. I was going to post in the welcome thread but had some specific questions so I figured I would start a new topic.
If everything goes according to plan I hope to buy a 1974 150 Super from a friend. This scooter has been in his family since it was new but has been sitting in a garage and has not been run in almost 20 years. I have been asking him to sell it to me for some time because I really like these old scooters and I would like to take on the task of fixing one up. I suspect I could get it running with a little carburetor work and fresh fluids but to really get it road ready would require a tear down and some effort.
So I guess the questions I have are: 1 - Just how much effort (I know there are a lot of variables and opinions here) would be involved in bringing this to life when its only issues have been sitting in a garage for so long. Would the rebuild be any more/less difficult than a modern scooter? I am assuming that parts can be sourced, especially with the help of people in this forum. 2 - What is an honest price to offer for this? I figure the money that I will put into it will be beyond anything I could get out of it when I am finished and I am not looking to make money, but cost is an issue when considering a new project. I would like to offer him the value of this in its current shape but I really don't know what that is and I haven't had much luck getting a good gauge on the value of something like this.
Should I go for it
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