Not stopping there, Mulli added new disc brakes to the front wheels, (considerably improving the 500’s braking) a self-made sports exhaust pipe, heated seats, a self-made center console (with radio and speakers) AND newly designed hubcaps (Mulli did not like the originals, so he simply made some new ones). Essentially, improvements and newly constructed features can be found in virtually every nook and cranny on the 500s pint-sized frame.
“I didn’t like the original hub caps, so I simply made some based on these.”
Hidden in the back of Mulli’s garage another automotive treasure, The Vespa PX 125.
This Vespa, which was built in 1981. It gathered dust for almost 10 years before Mulli got his talented hands on it. As you can see the fully restored Vespa PX 125 looks as good as new. Like his Fiat 500, this Vespa is also registered an in use. Mulli proudly told us that “Pure exhibition vehicles are just not restored here.”
But hold on, we are not finished yet! Looking deeper into this treasure trove of a garage, more Italian classics can be found! A beautiful white Vespa PX 200, a Vespa PX80 and a Vespa 90ss.
“For now this one will remain as my rat, for me that’s it, talking about its appearance.”
Mulli tells us that he saved the PX80 from a scrap pile. After one and a half years of hard graft, reconditioning the engine, the transmission, and restoring the entire body of the vehicle. Mulli’s devotion and passion clearly shows.
“When I found this Vespa, it was in such a bad shape that everyone else had given up on it and wasn`t even interested into the challenge of giving it a new life again.”