Tag Archives: 1964
To go along with the Lambretta from yesterday here is a ’64 Vespa VBB that’s a little less expensive. The seller claims to have installed a new engine, transmission, rear hub and electronics and the rest of the bike looks clean. You’d be hard pressed to do the same work on this scooter for less than the $2300 asking price. Check this one out in Newnan, GA on Craigslist.
This ’64 356 became part of the family in 2007 and is the pride of the shop. It sees regular use in vintage rallies and has garnered a few victories of its own. The stock 1600cc engine has been upped to 1750 and a hot cam has been added. Twin Weber downdrafts have replaced the original Solexes and a Carrera style stainless exhaust was installed let it breath easier. Inside the side glass has been replaced with plexi to save weight and a set of Longines rally stopwatches were added to keep us on schedule. Up front period Marchals light the way and stone guards keep the rocks at bay when navigating on the occasional dirt road.
This ’64 Bug was found on Craigslist in Stone Mountain, GA just outside of Atlanta. It was listed for a reasonable $3500 yesterday but upped to $5000 today. We like the look of pre-’67 bugs with contoured fenders and glass covered headlight assemblies. This one is said to have been converted from 6 to 12v and in “working” condition.