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About a decade ago I bought a TV175 S3 in a box. Much of it was there, but a few items took me years to find and acquire as I was new the Lambretta world. But once my network began to grow so many of you helped me out. I am truly indebted to LCUSA and can't express my thanks enough. Life happened . . . career change, child #1 born, bi-coastal move, child #2 born and the only scooter completed was the 1967 SS180 I restored for my wife. Two working parents with kids . . . something had to give. I set a goal to have this bike complete and back on the road by the time I turned 40. I realized I needed to make a decision and that was is it more important to have bragging rights that I built my bike or to ride it. I chose to ride it. I hired Josh Snow to paint my bike and Mike Anhalt to build it. This is how it began: 1962 Lambretta TV175 by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr (yes one of the benefits to this buy was it came with two TV175 cases) There were some piece meal parts. 1962 Lambretta TV175 in parts 2/3 by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr But most of the critical parts were there. The hardest one to find and buy was the complete disc brake. 1962 Lambretta TV175 in parts 1/3 by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I would have been open to preserving the paint and keeping the stickers, but the parts were mismatched in paint. Looking back, I wish I had known about the option to scan and reproduce the original stickers. That would have been cool. I like details like that. And now it looks something like this: TV175 S3 resto by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I am replacing the UNI Big Bore with an OEM Tutto pipe. The top-end is still 100% stock. TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr (Will rotate the shock so the Indian logo does not show) TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr It's no anorak's bike with an R6 shock, BGM ignition, Indian front shocks, and SS hardware, but there has been a lot of investment in details to give it the period correct look. I asked Josh and Mike for a beautiful daily rider and I believe I have gotten so much more than that. TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr A very special thanks to Mike and Josh. I am a bit anal and a micro manager at times, but I hired these guys so I wouldn't need to be nor worry. And hiring them was the smartest thing I did! This hire has saved me hours of stress, because I trust these guys completely. TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr TV175 S3 rest by jeremyjsutton, on Flickr I would like to thank Stu for selling it to me, Gene M., Mark & Jon at Jet200, Tom G., and Paul Sachelari for so much advise along the way. And thank you Rudy Perez and Harmik for being my sounding board time and time again. You two have steered me right time and time again. This is an early 1962 bike so I went with the "Coral Red" two tone. History of the bike can be read here. More photos to follow.