Vespa GS160 Mk 1 Golden Deluxe : Statement originality.

(1) 20150612_120643 After restoring countless vintage scooters in the last few years and dreaming up elaborate ways to set the restorations apart from the rest, there isn’t much that grabs me anymore. This is until I came across this scooter online the other day. Naturally, I needed to find out more about it and was it gold plated..?
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The owner, Izaac, lives in Singapore – one of the several strong holds of Vespa’s and Lambretta’s outside of Italy to date. The model of the scooter is a 1962 Vespa Gs160 Mk1 – one of the most sought after vintage Vespa models. As for the exacts of the model, Isaac explains that it’s a rare model with a round tail and rear glovebox – rarity is his thing. (1) 20150612_121623The gold is anodised chrome, which is a new technique of finishing that can come in a variety of candy colours. You see, Isaac runs an auto refinishing business, which now starts to make sense about the attention to detail on this build. The reasoning for him doing the scooter like this is because “The usual chrome and paint has been done so many times over and it’s just too common. I wanted to have something different and also give the Vespa a luxury touch. All with the rare Ulma and Super accessories”. (1) 20150612_121850The build took over 15 months and for him, originality was everything. All parts are original, all nuts and bolts were painstakingly sourced and zinc plated (as they were back in the day).
Great work I say.
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