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lambretta4202
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:12 am

Hi I'm Rick my main scooter is a 1964 LI 150 really looking forward to making friends here and learning. Does anyone know anything about getting scooters from Vietnam? I have been looking at two Websites; Empire Scooters and Antique Scooters, I've been saving up for another Lambretta but not sure if they are genuine or dodgy. Can anyone help or give me advice on a possible purchase from these companies. Cheers Rick.

Martin20
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 am

Hi Rick. Welcome to the forum.

Not had any personal experience of buying, or owning a Vietnamese scooter, but, from what I have read, and seen pics of, over the years, I would be very wary! They look great from the advertising pics, and cheap, but most/many, appear to be cobbled together from any available components they can find, or make!

lambretta4202
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:40 pm

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the assistance I have recently spoken to one of the companies briefly. They said years ago when Vietnam was closed to imports they had to improvise but these days they can get parts brought in from other countries. So they assured me that the bikes they restore now are up to MOT standard I just want to get a warm cuddly feeling before I commit.

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rosscla
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:13 am

Welcome aboard, you should be quite careful of buying stuff 'sight unseen' - the camera can lie.

There are loads of decent dealers who can supply you a project scooter or a completely restored one here in the UK. It depends what you want. There's also plenty of second hand scooters already in the country that won't need import duties and VAT paying on the price.
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