A customer asked me to inspect a Vespa that he was interested in buying and, after I saw it, I advised him to wait for a better opportunity to come by. In the next few months he tried to find a Vintage Vespa, suitable for restoration, anywhere in Australia but he could not find one. One day he told me that he had found a '57 VB1 for sale in Italy and he wanted my opinion regarding the purchase and transport to Australia of a vehicle that he could only see in some pictures. The owner assured him that, although a bit dented and still showing the original paint, the Vespa was actually running and drivable.
Well.... here it is, 3months later, at the Port of Melbourne, just unloaded from a container and after being taken to my workshop