1952 Vespa Faro Basso (C-156)

Wow, this is a truly amazing scooter. The photos really do not do it justice. The scooter itself is a 1952 “V32” model, which is the prefix for the frame number. The V32 was made earlier in 1952, while the V33 came later in the year. We found this extremely rare 1952 Vespa in Italy quite a while ago. Because it was in such good condition when we found it, the scooter was a perfect candidate for a top notch restoration. That is exactly what we did. We took it to our facility in Italy, and completed the restoration there. The parts for such an old scooter are quite difficult to find in the U.S., but can be sourced through our contacts in the old country… which is why it made more sense for us to complete the restoration there. It was a long process, but we think it was worth the wait. You can see the results for yourself. We took the scooter completely apart and restored, replaced, or refurbished every part. Details, such as the fact that Piaggio used a light brown primer paint, were not overlooked. The paint on this scooter is very high quality, and it really looks great in the sunlight. We did not “over paint” the scooter, however. The original paint was single-stage without an overly shiny clear coat, and we replicated the original finishes throughout. This kind of proper restoration, along with its rarity and age, puts it in the top echelon of collectable scooters.






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