Registry: 1964 Vespa VNB 125

Robert Beers's 1964 Vespa VNB 125 – “The Old Vespa”
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  • 6 September 2015

  • 6 September 2015

  • 6 September 2015

  • Before cleaning, 3 Aug 15

“The Old Vespa”
I bought this 1964 Vespa VNB 5T with 1761 original miles on 3 August 2015 for the purpose of restoring it to like new condition. The first owner passed away 35 years ago and his wife finally decided it was time to sell it. The scooter has not been on the road for the past 48 years. The last state inspection expired on 31 December 1967, and it has not been ridden since, although it was started approximately once every few years. After wiping down the paint with acetone and polishing the paint and chrome, this scooter looks almost like new, so I decided to not restore it, but rather leave it original. I only need to replace the faded speedometer face and bezel. It is registering it as an antique with an original 1964 Pennsylvania Motorcycle license plate. PA allows the use of Year of Manufacture license plates for antique vehicles.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Robert Beers   [Vila]
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1964
Original Colour:Grigio Ametista (1,298,8710)
Current Colour:Original Grigio Ametista
Odometer:1,761 miles
Engine Type:125 cc 1 Cylinder
Engine Code:034944
Transmission:4 Speed
Last Updated:2016-06-21 19:10:14


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Member Comments on Registry: 1964 Vespa VNB 125   ↵
2015-08-22 13:34:38 # 28478
Comment by Alexander A
Hi Robert, nice buy! I understand your restoration rev, but can I gently plant a " leave it as it" seed. Obviously do the mechanicals ( since you live in Mechanicsburg : ) but an original paint old scoot is so rare these days, and with such a ridiculously low mileage...! Kinda like painting over a Van Gogh.....just a buff and some rust protection...? Anyhows, enjoy your fabulous new Vespa. Alex
2015-08-25 02:40:18 # 28586
Comment by Anton Prins
Hi Robert, awesome Vespa. I have exactly the same one!!! Same colour and everything. It's so great to see another original one. I found mine on a farm in the Karoo. Paid the guy R500 ($40) and 2 sigarettes in 1997. Enjoy it.
2017-04-05 07:36:27 # 41433
Comment by Mike Mamma
Hi Rob,just checking if you want to sell the original speedo faceplate you wanted to restore, i broke mine and want an original to replace it even though its faded ?

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2016-06-21 19:10:14

Changes from 2015-08-21 11:15:31 to previous 2015-08-05 07:24:35
Nickname I Don't Name Cars Or Scooters → The Old Vespa

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 3, 2015 Robert Beers  USA Added to Registry (ID 30276)

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