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Factory crimp-on legshield trim. - NOS original SIEM turn signal lenses and Euro P headlight
Factory crimp-on legshield trim. - NOS original SIEM turn signal lenses and Euro P headlight
European-spec control switches, speedometer and headset tell-tale lights
European-spec control switches, speedometer and headset tell-tale lights
European-spec control switches, speedometer and headset tell-tale lights
European-spec control switches, speedometer and headset tell-tale lights
Another view of the Euro P speedometer
Another view of the Euro P speedometer
Fully correct LOBO brand bolts and solid rivets
Fully correct LOBO brand bolts and solid rivets
Close-up of the Zinc-plated LOBO bolts
Close-up of the Zinc-plated LOBO bolts
For us, converting a US P to Euro-style isn’t as simple as an adaptor plate. We weld up the sight glass hole, fabricate a weld-in insert for the fuel lever and cut out and re-locate the choke
For us, converting a US P to Euro-style isn’t as simple as an adaptor plate. We weld up the sight glass hole, fabricate a weld-in insert for the fuel lever and cut out and re-locate the choke
Euro-spec = horn lights off/pilot/full and high beam/low beam switch on the right side ...
Euro-spec = horn lights off/pilot/full and high beam/low beam switch on the right side ...
... and turn signal switch on the left. - nice close up of the painted number details too, eh?
... and turn signal switch on the left. - nice close up of the painted number details too, eh?
Close-up of Euro mk1 P tail light
Close-up of Euro mk1 P tail light
Correct early P slotted seat strap screws
Correct early P slotted seat strap screws

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While P200s tend to be great bases for custom jobs, it isn’t too often you see them receiving detail oriented, factory-spec restorations. To buck that trend, we have the bike on this page and also this one here.


The example you see below started out as a typical US-market P that had been rode hard and put away rough, with typical ‘80s California Scooterboy bodging a-plenty. In collaboration with the owner we elected to give this poor machine a new lease on life, restoring her to full Euro-spec factory mk1 P-Series glory, apart from the color which, while similar to a stock color offered on early Euro P200s, is actually a Fiat color chosen to match on of the pieces in the owners car collection.

1978 Vespa P200e

(Euro-Spec)