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Old 06-11-2014, 04:01 AM   #1
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Valmobile-1961

I just wanted to share my scooter with the forum
its a 1961 Valmobile-2 stroke 49 cc 35 mph (if you dare)
The scooter folds up in 30 seconds inside the case (the body) and also sets up in about 30 seconds.








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Old 06-11-2014, 04:43 AM   #2
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That is a nice little piece of the past.
Even my wife couldn't complain about the space it occupies.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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Ahh...a scooter from when civil aviation was booming. That is one of a few brands of scooter that was meant to be used when you arrived at your destination for a quick(ish) ride into town. Take very good care of that little gem.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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That's really cool. There have been a number of folding scooters, including the Honda Motocompo and the Motobecane Moby X. The military also had a few. Now, in my state, you would have to have a full motorcycle license to ride one. And civil aviation is now mostly a hobby for the wealthy.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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Ahh...a scooter from when civil aviation was booming. That is one of a few brands of scooter that was meant to be used when you arrived at your destination for a quick(ish) ride into town. Take very good care of that little gem.

Its for sale, time for someone else to enjoy it. Scooter still has a paper license plate on it from CT dated 1976
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:59 AM   #6
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When we they made and how many were made?
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #7
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When we they made and how many were made?
The best historical number is 3000, they were designed in France and built in Japan. The production ran from 1959-61.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #8
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A current option..

http://www.diblasi.com

Not as "retro" as the original subject on this thread, but functional.
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A current option..

http://www.diblasi.com

Not as "retro" as the original subject on this thread, but functional.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:35 AM   #10
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Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a video of someone unfolding THAT?
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