FREE RETRO SCOOTER SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
When you place an order, our mechanics go to work right away and restore the scooter exactly according to your specifications. The custom scooters ship usually within 7-10 days and are fully insured for fire and explosion on the container ship. By default, we ship to nearly 200 warehouses around the world, where you will be able to pick up your new vintage Vespa within 6-8 weeks from placing the order. For inventory scooters, your delivery time is between 4-7 weeks. See the full list of completely FREE destinations HERE. We will do our best to ship for free absolutely anywhere but if your locations is not on the list, we might have to charge you for remote or unusual destinations.
Documentation – Before the vintage Vespa scooter ships
As soon as we receive your order, we start the restoration according to your specifications. We will keep you updated via email with photos of your new ride coming alive. The restoration takes around 7 days and the scooter ships to your location within 10 days from placing the order. It takes 4-6 weeks to arrive at your location. For scooters purchased from inventory, the scooter leaves at the earliest possible time slot and takes between 4-7 weeks to get to your location. You can learn more about our restoration process HERE. Meanwhile, we prepare all the documentation and as soon as the scooter leaves, we will send you all originals for the scooter including:
- Original VIN numbers of the frame and the engine
- Bill of sale and bill of loading
- Registration certificate and proof of deregistration
- Owner’s manual and parts book
- Invoice in the full amount and invoice in smaller amount for customs purposes
All important documents are dispatched to you via UPS, FedEx or USPS Priority Mail Express. Whenever we ship any documents or accessories, we will always provide you with a tracking number.
Packing and shipping
We create specifically designed wooden cases tested against impacts to fit exactly the size of the scooter. All boxes are made from durable 1/2 inch plywood and the casing is supported by strong wooden material. The bottom of these cases is made from especially durable material to ensure stability and prevent the scooter from traveling inside its temporary home. When the bottom part (especially the front wheel and the kickstand) is secured with tailor made clamps, the most vulnerable parts are carefully wrapped and padded to prevent scratches and dents. All chrome parts are also covered with a protective paste to prevent abrasions and the loss of shine. Retro scooter shipping is a science and we have mastered it with our years of experience.
All spare parts and accessories are wrapped and padded separately and subsequently filled in to the overall protective cover of the scooter to prevent them from moving and scratching any surfaces. Every shipment is inspected several times and finally the whole inside of the case is padded with UV-resistant and water repelling plastic to protect the content of the crate from dust on its way. All shipments comply with international standards and are fumigated and treated against pests. The overall dimensions of the cases are:
- Width: 29″ (75 cm)
- Length: 78″ (198 cm)
- Height: 49″ (125 cm)
- Weight: around 400 lbs (200 kg) depending on the scooter and accessories included
We always make sure to use the most reliable, secure and affordable service around to save you money and troubles. All our shipments are insured against loss, fire damage and explosion on the cargo boat. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have specific transportation wishes or you have received a damaged scooter. Note please that we will help you with your claim with the insurance company but we cannot be held responsible for the scooter shipment itself. Vintage Vespa shipping is a precise work and we do our best to prevent any of these situations. In fact, we have never had to file a shipping related insurance claim.
Pickup and customs
With the scooter en route, you will be contacted by a forwarding company to claim your shipment and bring it safely through customs. As the customs and import procedures might vary based on your location, please consult your local authorities. Nevertheless, the pickup procedure is very straightforward and we are always available to help you navigate through any difficulties you might encounter. We have done this many times and apart from navigating the actual boat, we are pretty skilled in dealing with forwarding companies, custom officers and warehouses. After clearing the customs you will be directed to the nearest warehouse to pick up your shipment. In our experience a smaller pickup truck will do the job and most warehouses will load your truck free of charge. Make sure to secure the wooden case with strong straps, so you don’t loose your precious cargo on the way home. If you cannot pickup your scooter or do not want to do it, contact your warehouse and you can arrange a local delivery for a fee. Please note that the whole pickup procedure will cost you around $400 depending on your location.
Default shipping locations
This is a list of common shipping location but we are able to ship anywhere. In case of unusual or remote locations, we might charge extra for delivery.
- We cannot guarantee the shipping schedule of the boat companies due to unexpected circumstances.
- We cannot be responsible for any damage that happens outside the scope of fire, loss and explosion insurance.
- All shipping fees must be prepaid in full.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.