- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (15 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184584324X
- ISBN-13: 978-1845843243
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Restore Classic Largeframe Vespa Scooters: Rotary Valve 2-strokes 1959 to 2008 (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series) Paperback – Illustrated, 15 May 2012
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About the Author
The author has owned, repaired and restored classic vehicles for more than 25 years and written extensively about the process in both car and motorcycle magazines and five previous books. A long time admirer of classic Vespas as much for their intelligent engineering as their undoubted style he has managed to satisfy his addiction to the aroma of burnt two stroke oil through the ownership of several of Piaggio's finest, which have been ridden on a daily basis as well as extended European tours.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a Vespa owner for the last 30 odd years (I know - I know - anorak), I have built up a collection of nearly all the scooter related books/manuals out there. I eagerly awaited publication (and delivery) of this since I first spotted it on Amazon. Once it arrived, I thought I better give it a quick flick through - that's when I experienced the missing time scenario! I couldn't put it down. I read it from cover to cover in about 3 hours - since then I have again gone through it twice and am now planning a restore of an old rusty Vespa hidden up the back of the Batcave- it has inspired me to get my hands dirty again and dust off a few spanners! Bring it on!
The only publication I can easily compare it to wold be "Stickys Lambretta Manual" which is also a must own book for all Lambretta owners (no affiliation - just comparable).
The book is well produced, has very high quality images in abundance and clear instructions. It has the feeling it was put together with love, lots of proof checking, late nights and care. The chapters cover all stages of restoring large frame Vespas and is concise and expertly detailed with great advice on all the stages/pitfalls.
I can highly recommend this book if you are interested in these sorts of projects. If you are not practical or mechanically minded then you may struggle to rebuild a Vespa but with this manual and a grown-up you might just manage it.
Finally, I just wanted to thank the author and publisher for a great piece of work. Excellent, more like this pretty please!
Straightforward, user-friendly, and extremely clear guidance, a must for anyone's scooter garage.
I used it pretty much in sequence to restore an imported TX and am already planning my next restoration thanks to this book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As described, very good estimate of delivery. Great book, thanksPublished 16 months ago by Catalin Tofan
All the pics, info and instructions that you could want.
Far better than any other Vespa book out there. You won't be dissappointed. Read more
This book is great, the quality of the photos is very good and it is sooo easy to understand! recommended to everyone has a vespa project!Published on 24 Feb. 2014 by Alan
This is a nice helpful book but it is missing alot of steps, it has alot of pictures and nice details but you cant use it alone to restore a vespaPublished on 8 Sept. 2013 by Tal