Time for a new Vespa Restauration project! A couple of years ago I buyed a white Vespa SS180 in Sweden, unfortunately in rather bad condition. Lots of rust covered the paint and metal body work.
First try was to wash down all the rust and try to conserve the scooter in its original paint and condition. After quite a bit of time spent I had to commit that this trial had failed. The rust was too much and the condition of the Vespa too damaged. A proper restauration was the only chance to bring the Vespa back to its old glory and make it ready for the road again.
Last year I described the restauration of a Vespa GS160 (see link) in this forum and my plan is to do the same with the Super Sport now. Lots of readers found this step by step report useful and some people even got that much infected by reading that they started their own restauration project at home finally. Well, than it was well worth the effort!
Here are 2 shots of the patient, showing the condition at this moment:
In the next days I will show the first steps here.
By the way, as with the GS the plan is to put a stock P200 engine into this vintage baby to let it shine with 12V electric and make an every day use possible!