Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

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Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby epsato » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:33 pm

Hella overpriced 1964 V9a. Dude wants $3500! Stock engine no less. Come on! Add a 19/19 carb and a banana exhaust, slash the price by half and MAYBE it's an okay (but still on the higher end) price.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/2565057231.html

I felt ripped off paying $600 for a running '64 v9a. I feel bad for the sucka' who goes for this...

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Re: Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:25 pm

Not everyone feels the need to go fast. They are a good little putter. Any 40 year old + scooter in good running condition is worth at least a grand. Last 90 I sold went for a tad more than that, but it had been gone through. A standard, good conditon 90 is actually sort after by collectors in Italy, they were only made for a short time...
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Re: Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby epsato » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:20 pm

dirtyhandslopez wrote:Not everyone feels the need to go fast. They are a good little putter. Any 40 year old + scooter in good running condition is worth at least a grand. Last 90 I sold went for a tad more than that, but it had been gone through. A standard, good conditon 90 is actually sort after by collectors in Italy, they were only made for a short time...


If we're talking about the same v9a ('64 smallframe Tony owned for a bit), that one had a brand new 19/19 carb, new banana pipe from scooterwest, and a brand new larger sized tank that was custom fitted by sawing off the toolbox bar. It was a decent running scoot when I'd done the work on it, but I'm sure it became a great scoot once you'd redone the work and made sure it was done properly :) In that instance, that's a 90 worth spending $1500 on (sheeit, between the purchase price and parts that is what I'd spent on it LOL). But that's $1500 for a solid runner with cool upgrades purchased from a legit and respected mechanic. That makes perfect sense.

But man, $3500 for a stock '64 v9a rebuilt by some unknown who claims he did the work himself? That scooter better have a vagina for all the screwing that's going on.

Now you may be onto something. Cheapie '64 v9as are a dime a dozen in the states. Maybe we could do a reverse "pirate imports", fix them here and ship them to Europe for profit? I love the idea of Italians riding on "genuine American restorations" LOL

I do think the shape and appeal of the smallies is very real. Having owned two myself, I'm pro smallframe. They handle like a dream and turn heads in a way the larger framed scooters just can't. And if you like to ride with a hot chica on the back, smallies make for snugglier riding.

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Re: Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:48 pm

It actually ended up with a bone stock motor in it from another 90. Still have a frame, tank, seats, all cabled up, with a loom, the works, if you have a motor to drop in it.
Sold that frame from Tony and my motor to an Italian in Charlottesville.
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Re: Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby epsato » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:24 am

dirtyhandslopez wrote:It actually ended up with a bone stock motor in it from another 90. Still have a frame, tank, seats, all cabled up, with a loom, the works, if you have a motor to drop in it.


Hmmmm, the plot thickens. If I find a spare smallie motor lying about, I'll give you a jingle. Buying back old scoots/models I'd either sold or lost seems to be a running theme with me...

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Re: Tony-please offer this guy $500 LOL

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:00 pm

epsato wrote:
dirtyhandslopez wrote:It actually ended up with a bone stock motor in it from another 90. Still have a frame, tank, seats, all cabled up, with a loom, the works, if you have a motor to drop in it.


Hmmmm, the plot thickens. If I find a spare smallie motor lying about, I'll give you a jingle. Buying back old scoots/models I'd either sold or lost seems to be a running theme with me...


Better make a move soon before the skeeters carry it away :shock: :)
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