‘Royal Restorers’ are back with one more amazing restoration, this time bringing back an almost dead Royal Enfield Fantabulus 175 to life. The first thing that comes to mind after hearing Royal Enfield is a Classic motorcycle but to the biggest surprise, it is a vintage scooter that was sold by the manufacturer back in the 1970s.
The rare machine is mostly found in two conditions, almost junk or fully restored. As being a Royal Enfield, it was one of the heaviest scooters you may come across these days. When acquired from Delhi, the 1971 Fantabulus was in a dead condition and needed genuine restoration to get itself back on the streets.
It took ‘Royal Restorers’ close to 3 months to complete the restoration and the final result is head-turning and we must mention that the customizers have done a commendable job. Every part of the scooter looks neat and well finished in a light shade, keeping the vintage feel alive through the use of genuine parts and maximum use of original leftover parts from the 1971 model.
As per the details available, ‘Royal Restorers’ sold the restored scooter for around INR 2 lakhs to a collector in Pune as these examples are very rare to find in such a neat condition around the country.
If we talk about the scooter’s junk condition, the parts were so badly rusted that they were removed and then transported in separate bags to the workshop. Royal Enfield Fantabulus 175 is powered by a 175cc, Villiers 2-stroke engine producing 7.5 BHP. It was not a popular model at that time but passing years and increase in value of the RE brand helped the vintage scooter gain attention among others.
The front section of the Fantabulus 175 features the same Royal Enfield traditional headlight design while the restorers have offered the scooter the same dual-tone paint scheme to make it look like the original model. The scooter has been fitted with 3 new same size tyres, a single set, restored chrome fittings and the same classic car style pointed rear indicators.
Royal Enfield Fantabulus 175 can support twin seats and a huge rear luggage carrier for those who love riding their prized possession with a pillion rider along with some luggage. In case you are interested in buying a classic/retro scooter or bike, you can contact:
The Royal Restorers
- Address: VPO Khera, Behind Khera, Power House, Jagadhri (Haryana)
- Contact Person: Mr Harnoor Singh
- Phone: +91 78160 00016 | +91 73571 31313
- Email: [email protected]