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Zeldzame grijs-groen metallic Misa Vespa VGLB van 1962. Originele lak zichtbaar op frame onder linkerbil. Rest van vespa ooit overspoten, maar de kleur komt aardig in buurt.
Zijn hier nog mensen die zo een vespa kennen? En neen, dit is niet de Congo Vespa
Hallo, I am Panji from Indonesia
Sorry that i don't speak in Dutch and my English is not quite well. I also don't really know if i place the thread in right category.
Currently, I actually need help from this forum members to give me some of explanation about Vespa VGLA and VGLB that produced by M.I.S.A. in Belgium.
It is related about the same types of Vespa that i often met here in Indonesia, named Vespa Congo.
Let me explain the short tale of Vespa Congo;
In 1963, Indonesia sent squads of peacekeeper troops to join the UN Program. It was assigned in Congo, Africa that the country is on conflict at that time. After the squads are completed the task, they were bring back to their country and rewarded with a Vespa. Types of Vespa that given is various, ranging from GS, VNB, VGLA and VGLB. But, most of them is VGLA and VGLB 150 cc types. There are hundreds of VGLA-VGLB Vespas that brought by them. It makes the popularity of Vespa in Indonesia arise and that kind of veteran Vespa are simply called "Vespa Congo".
The Vespa Congo are often refers to VGLA and VGLB types that still running here until today. There are two types of Vespa Congo (VGLA and VGLB in Indonesia), one with square speedometer and another with oval speedometer on their headsets. Vespa Congo that have square speedometer headsets originally have VDO speedometer. Meanwhile, the oval one have Veglia speedometer, just look the same as VBB. The square speedo Vespa Congo is also have different specs, they often fifted with Denfeld Sitzbank, and the oval speedo usually seen using split saddle and buddy seat.
Some of their users believe that the scoots is not Italian made. They think that it's might be a German made (Augsburg) because there's a lot of similarity, especially when it is seen on the speedo brand that attached and its seats brand. But, most of ex veteran Vespa Congo don't have the Schwannenhals-Hella tail light, they used the SIEM rear light as the VBB.
But, i just figured out that the Vespa Congo might be can come from Belgium. It is based on my knowledge that Congo is used to be an colony of Belgium. There is also a Vespa factory in Belgium, the M.I.S.A. and they also produce the VGLA and VGLB types. So, it's quit reasonable if the Vespa that used in Congo are Belgium made.
Now, i have several point that i need to know about that, I hope the forum members here could help me to solve it:
1. Is there any possibilities that Vespa M.I.S.A. products are exported and sold to Congo?
2. Is the Vespa VGLA and VGLB M.I.S.A. are offered with two type of headsets (with oval and square speedometer)?
3. What kind of seats that originally used on Vespa VGLA and VGLB M.I.S.A., is there any Denfeld seat or saddle-buddy seat beside the DONZA ?
4. Did the VGLA and VGLB that made by M.I.S.A. had specific mark or sign (ex: type plate or particular badge)?
Sorry that my explanation and question is too long, but i will be very pleased if there is any further information that got from the proper forum like this, directly from its native.
Here i also attached the pictures of Vespa Congo VGLB with square speedometer headset.
Thank you and cheers...