I have been asking around to see if anyone has seen an old scooter of mine that for some reason I sold many years ago.
It started life as a stock light blue Serveta Jet 200. It had some quality issues with the original spanish engine cases so I changed the entire drive train and motor with Innocenti parts. I had the main case powder coated in blue paint and had the case cover polished to a chrome like finish. The fuel tank, gloves box and head cover were all chrome plated. I installed a Wiseco 228 piston and a 44 mm flat slide Makuni carb, and a WestCo expansion chamber exhaust with polished aluminum end. I also mounted front and rear crash bars, front and rear racks with a nice back rest for the rear passenger on the rear rack, custom metallic blue spare wheel cover, blue wind screen, lots of various mod lights, and a complete array of many Stadium mirrors.
It was a full dress mod scooter that hauled ass.
I was a partner at the time in the Isla Vista scooter shop called Santa Barbara V3$p@ and Lambretta Works. Even with my whole sale purchasing power I spent several thousand dollars on that scooter.
I sold it to a guy named Brando, who was the manager of a bar in Isla Vista called The Anaconda Night Club, for $1,000.00 cash so that he could give it to his girlfriend Claudine. I tracked him down a few years ago and called him to inquire about the location of the scooter. He thinks he remembered it last being at his parents house in Bakersfield, CA. but was not entirely sure.
Has anyone seen or come across this scooter in their journeys? Not too many scooters out there with powder coated italian engine cases in a spanish scooter I am guessing.
If so, and you know where it might be, I am willing to offer a finders fee, more like a reward, to help me secure it's safe return regardless of it's current condition. I never should have sold that scooter and definitely not for the price I sold it for. Just seemed like the thing to do at the time.
Any help would be appreciated.