Used vintage pinball machines for sale

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Used machines for sale:

Gottlieb:

  • Fashion Show

    Built in 1962, 2675 models were produced. This 2-player machine is in very nice order throughout. Superb ‘Roy Parker’ artwork too. Recently fully serviced with some new cosmetic parts fitted.  This is an attractive looking machine that would grace any games room. Detailed images are available, please ask. £2995.00

  • Central Park. A mid 60’s classic pinball machine with a lovely playfield design together with an animated head where a monkey strikes a bell when 100 points are scored. This highly sought after and very collectable beauty is currently being restored with new cabinet artwork, playfield artwork restored and clearcoated, new playfield plastics, chrome legs, etc, etc. This is a real classic Gottlieb animated pinball machine and this beauty will grace any games room and can be pre-ordered now. Work is scheduled for completion first quarter 2018. Please email for more details.

 

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    Williams:

  • Skill Pool

    Built in 1963, 2250 models were produced. This particular single player machine lived all it’s life in a Brighton cafe, whereupon a customer who played it for many years bought it, after the cafe closed down. It remained in his home for several years after that, until I purchased it. This is in very nice,original condition and has only had a light restoration done so as to preserve its patina. A great game to play, very challenging!  This example has had some 90 hours spent on it, to include a full playfield strip down, deep clean and wax, fitted with new pop bumper bodies, reproduction pop bumper caps, rebuilt flippers,  overhauled stepper units, coil sleeves, springs,etc fitted where necessary. Original Backglass that is in good condition, very presentable.  Repainted legs to their correct colour, with new levellers, new Williams coin door logo,etc. It has a working 6d play coin mechanism fitted, or it can be set to free play if necessary. An excellent family friendly machine of which there are not many left in this condition. £3250.00 The images below show some of the restoration work that was carried out.

Cleaned playfield with new pop bumper bodies, rubbers, etc. All brightwork has been polished. The reflections show the deep gloss on the playfield.
Cleaned playfield with new pop bumper bodies, rubbers, etc. All brightwork has been polished. The reflections show the deep gloss on the playfield.
Lower playfield section. The wear spots under the flippers have not been retouched, unless a customer wants it done.
Lower playfield section. The wear spots under the flippers have not been retouched, unless a customer wants it done.
Note the new and original pop bumper caps.
Note the new and original pop bumper caps. [All new ones are fitted]

Pinball machines in the restoration queue:

Williams:

    • Magic City

      Built in 1967, this is one of 2675 units built. An iconic and very sought after machine. Very popular among collectors and players alike because of its artwork design and playing enjoyment, much of that due to the pop bumper layout where one is sited right next to the flippers.

    • Ding Dong

      Built in 1968, from 1850 units built. A schooldays themed game, where you have to hit various targets to spell keys words in order to win a replay. A great family based game with nice artwork. Easy and simple to play and a nice addition to any home.

    • Add a Ball

      Built in 1961, this is a very unusual game because of its name. Due to certain gambling considerations in some US states, some pinball machines which awarded replays were considered gambling devices and banned from use. Pinball manufacturers responded by launching different versions of a machine where instead, an extra ball was given instead, therefore players could not sell any won games to another player. This particular machine’s name however, confused both Operators and players because it was confused with a conventional add-a-ball machine. So, Williams renamed the machine Skill Ball instead, using a new backglass with that name, but nothing else changed. Some 650 machines in total were produced, with no actual figures known for an Add a ball version, so this makes this machine very rare. There is brand new silkscreen backglass for this machine so it will look really nice once completed.

Gottlieb:

      • Mayfair

        Produced in 1966, from a total of 2120 units, this machine has historical value because it bears the last production machine that used Roy Parker artwork. The backglass depicts scenes from the musical, My Fair Lady. It is a 2 player machine with a good playfield layout to keep players occupied. This example still retains its original cabinet artwork and is in generally good condition throughout. Another family friendly machine where 2 players can compete with each other.

      • Target pool

        This model was built in 1969 with 2425 examples made. A great players machine with just one pop bumper but a tempting set of targets set out for you to hit, hence the name of the game! This is a machine that will keep you coming back for more, a very addictive and simple looking game that actually isn’t!

      • Ice revue

        A 1965 built machine, with just 2050 units made. This is another colourful looking game, again using Roy Parker artwork,  depicting light-animated ballerinas moving around the backglass as the targets are scored. 2 temping ball kick-out holes in the playfield make for careful shooting when the Special is lit, a must have. Couple this action with its customary bells and it both sounds and looks terrific.

      • Spin a Card

        This is a 1969 model, with 2650 units made.Yet another popular players machine, being playing card based, but, it departs from the norm because it uses an oblong head unit, as against a wedge head style, like all the others of the era. Some say it was done to save on floor space so as to perhaps allow another revenue earning machine in a row of many others, but who knows? What is known is that Spin a card was good to play because of the light-spinning cards displayed in the backglass. The ball has to land in one of two kick-out holes on the playfield to activate this feature. The cards would light and spin around in a clockwise fashion and slowly stop on a selected card. And if that card is the one you need to win, bingo!

      • Pleasure Isle

        A very collectable and desirable 2 player machine from 1965, where less than 300 were built.  This example was in private ownership for many years so has not succumed to being played to death and worn out. Beautiful, Roy Parker artwork to look at just on its own, or play. This is a rare machine and certainly one to have in your games room.

      • Golden Arrow

        1977 was the year this model was launched with just 1530 units made. It’s a ‘wild-west’ themed game which to some folk, is not very politically correct nowadays but nevertheless, is nice enough to play with its chimes going along as the playfield ball-spinners are hit. Gottlieb only made EM machines for a little while after this model, closing the era, for them anyway, of the electro-mechanical pinball machine, as they moved onto the new tech solid-state models.

      • Flying Carpet

        Built in 1972, this is one example from 3170 units built. Very nice and original throughout. Simple enough to play and enjoy, with targets to hit to spell its name. Until you try to of course. They always look easy but they usually aren’t!

 To reserve any of these machines, or to enquire for more information, images, etc please get in touch.

All the above machines can be looked up on the Internet Pinball Database; just type the name of the machine :  Here: