Drive your scooter to work day : 1958 Vespa 92L2.

So, after the poor weather (mild understatement) we’ve had over here in the British Isles during our early summer months I haven’t had much of a desire to park my ‘nice scooters’ at work.

Today though, I decided to head to the garage a little early and swap my red 2005 automatic commuter Vespa for one of my other classic rides. On another note, I had a meeting with the guys at Tootal scarves and Gibson, to view and review the new collections – so naturally wanted to turn up on something nice!

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This is my 1958 Vespa Douglas 92L2. I built this as one of my first proper restorations about 3 years ago. I fitted it with a slightly more contemporary/faster engine (T5 for those in the know). Upgraded the 8 inch wheels for 10 inch tyres, suspension and brakes among other things. I have a real thing for leopard print and after sourcing some poly-cotton bed sheets in Hong Kong on my travels, I had to have a seat cover made out of them. They were that perfect original 50s looking print and I think it sits on the scooter perfectly.

Since I finished the restoration, I’ve had it featured in the UK’s largest monthly vintage scooter magazine – which was always a dream of mine to get it printed in there.544484_10151612663335485_1817352143_n

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