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30.9.17

Vespa Novanta








I called into Retrospective Scooters the other day, as I often do from time to time. There's usually always something there of interest that wasn't there on my previous visit.. 

This time it was the above Vespa 90 that had been brought in by a customer to be restored. The remarkably straight frame had been blown over at some point in a similar pale blue to the original colour. Not sure if the customer will go for the same shade or something different but will no doubt get the full restoration and make over experience that Retrospective Scooters and The London Scooter Bodyshop specialise in.

Talking of Vespa 90s I took the below 35mm film photograph at Retrospective back in 2010, when they were based at Park Ridings in Hornsey. This is probably my personal favourite of all the shots I've taken at Retrospective through the years since 2006.

This photo also graced the cover of the first edition of my Retrospective Scooters book (now sold out). This particular scooter was well worn but still wore it's original factory paint. It was first registered in Ireland and Retrospective had acquired it for an Italian customer and was making its way to Italy, via a stopover in London. The Vespa 90 was never sold in Italy and produced only for the UK market I believe (and possibly other European countries outside of Italy) and therefore of interest to this particular Italian collector..




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