Originally Posted by Horace
are the vintage Vespas in Viet Nam inexpensive? I wonder if there'd be a market to export them -- or if all the stuff in them has been replaced over the years, just like the 50's cars in Cuba?
I have a bunch of friends who export Vespas for a living because you pick them up so cheaply here.
The 150CC Vespas/Lambrettas:
Old n bad condition - as low as $100-200
Fully restored with Chinese parts - $600-800
Fully restored with real parts - $1200-1500
One of my best mates restores them (very nicely) with Chinese parts and exports them to companies in Hawaii that rent them to tourists. He sells them at $3000-4000 a bike.
Good margins huh?