1959 Vespa 400

1959 Other Makes Vespa 400

Technical specifications of Other Makes Vespa 400 1959

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: Vespa 400
Year: 1959
Color: Red
Fuel: Gas/Oil mix (two-stroke engine)
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Here is my little red 1959 Vespa 400 mini-car, eady to find a new home. I would estimate this car to be 95 to 99% complete, eady for restoration. It has sat in the back of my garage since I bought it in 1991, nd I can see that I'm never going to get around to restoring it myself--I have too many other projects. The car was running when I parked it, nd I pickled the engine in oil so that there would be no rust deterioration while it sat, nd every so often I turned it over to keep it free. Last week I cleaned the engine out and started it up, ut it only runs for a few seconds at a time because gas is not getting through the carburetor, hich may have a stuck float or something. When I squirt a little gas in the spark plug holes, nd crank it, he engine starts up and runs for a few moments, ut that is all. The carburetor appears difficult to remove, o I didn't bother, nd am selling as-is. I am making no guarantees as to the car's running condition. The status of the transmission, lutch, nd other components are unknown. The car rolls around freely in neutral, o none of the brakes are stuck. The former owner told me that he was driving it around before he sold it to me, ut he delivered it to me in the back of a pickup truck, nd I never drove it myself, ust put it into storage. I have a clear title for it.

Defects: There should be a shroud around the steering column that is missing. There must also have been a cover or boot of some sort between the seats, or the shift lever to stick through, hich is no longer there, o at present it's just an open slot. The tail lights have no lenses. One frontturn signallens is missing. The right-side rearview mirror is missing. The cloth top has rotted away, ut the bows are intact. There is one area of the floor that is rusted, eneath the brake and clutch pedals, ut that's the way it came to me. This car has always been stored indoors, ere in the dry climate of the high desert. All the glass is intact. There are no major dents in the body, ust a bit of rippling on the right rear fender, nd a some light surface rust here and there which will clean right up. The tires are as rotten as you would expect after all these years, nd need replacing. Look at the photos, nd if you have any questions, lease ask.

Clear title. Buyer must pick up from downtown Albuquerque, M.

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