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How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters: 2-stroke models 1963 -1986

How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters: 2-stroke models 1963 -1986

By Mark Paxton
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Paperback • 27x20.7cm • 120 pages • 688 colour and b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787114-08-1

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• Real life restoration carried out by the author
• Covers areas not found in traditional workshop manuals
• Advice on whether to repair, renovate or replace components
• Clear, concise text
• Over 600 full colour photographs
• Step by step guidance for those tricky jobs
• Advice on parts
• Special tools, their purchase, use and alternatives
• Advice on what to leave to the professionals
• No Smallframe Vespa owner would want to be without this book


This book details the reality of Vespa restoration, as the author strips and rebuilds Smallframe models in his workshop, outlining common problems and how to address them. Aimed at the do-it-yourself enthusiast and featuring over 600 clear colour photographs, it is an essential step-by step-guide to the complete renovation of your beloved scooter.


This book investigates the reality of renovating a Smallframe Vespa in detail, outlining the techniques to fully restore a complete wreck to factory fresh. The restoration is carried out by the author in his own workshop, and all stages of the process are covered. From frame welding and panel repair, to paint and trim, every process is clearly described and backed up by over 600 full colour photographs. Special tools, advice on their use, and even possible home-made substitutes are covered, along with advice on spare parts – no Smallframe Vespa owner should be without a copy.

Additional Information

Period Covered: 1963 to 1986
Models Covered: Smallframe Vespas – Vespa 50, 50N, 50L, 50 Special, 50R, 90, 125 Nuova, 125 Primavera, PK50, PK125
Models NOT Covered: Large frame Vespas, Automatic transmission models, Automatica, Plurimatic and Speedmatic
Vespa scooters have acquired an iconic status, recognised worldwide as symbol of style.
Detailed yet easy to follow, this fully illustrated book takes the reader through all the steps needed to restore a classic Smallframe Vespa.
All the work is carried out by the author, conveying the true experience of restoration to the reader.


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