How To Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters

How To Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters

How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooter
This book investigates the reality of renovating a Smallframe Vespa in detail, outlining the techniques to fully restore a complete wreck to factory fresh. The restoration is carried out by the author in his own workshop, and all stages of the process are covered. From frame welding and panel repair, to paint and trim, every process is clearly described and backed up by over 600 full colour photographs. Special tools, advice on their use, and even possible home-made substitutes are covered, along with advice on spare parts – no Smallframe Vespa owner should be without a copy.

How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters by Mark Paxton

Real life restoration carried out by the author
Covers areas not found in traditional workshop manuals
Advice on whether to repair, renovate or replace components
Clear, concise text
Over 600 full colour photographs
Step by step guidance for those tricky jobs
Advice on parts
Special tools, their purchase, use and alternatives
Advice on what to leave to the professionals
No Smallframe Vespa owner would want to be without this book

About The Author
A dedicated petrolhead, Mark Paxton has been addicted to two wheels since first wobbling unaccompanied on to the road over 35 years ago. His entire working life has revolved around vehicles, initially in transport management, then through running his own garage, and latterly writing for classic car and motorcycle magazines. He also has four previous books to his name published by Veloce.


  • Paperback
  • 27×20.7cm
  • £19.99
  • 120 pages
  • 688 colour and black & white pictures
  • ISBN: 978-1-845844-37-0
  • UPC: 6-36847-04437-4

More Information
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