We have all heard them. Stories of Vespa and Lambretta spare part shops that, at some point in time, went burst.
It is said, that their old warehouses are still cramped full with NOS (New Old Stock) treasures. These parts are waiting to be found by us! At least that’s what we thought.
We got in touch with our old friend Claudio and quickly managed to gain access to a forgotten warehouse of parts for Vespa and Lambretta close to Milan.
Tons of old scooter parts in Milan
When we entered the warehouse, we had to hold our breath! Tons of NOS parts were piled up to the ceiling – on 2 stories – just waiting to be found.
Vespa and Lambretta treasures
But euphoria was hit by disillusionment. How to actually find Vespa and Lambretta treasures when these are hidden in APE and Piaggio Ciao, SI and Bravo moped parts? Claudio supported us in flipping through old, dusty lists and checking the merchandise management of the ’60s – index cards. Here we go. We found the old treasures of old new parts for Vespa and Lambretta.
On the hunt for rare Vespa and Lambretta parts
Working with the “merchandise management” turned out to be a tough challenge. So we decided to take a cart and check shelf by shelf. We slowly tackled thick layers of dust.
In the end we had oily hands, were covered in dust, but we were happy and headed home with a VW van full of rare parts for Vespa and Lambretta.