La Pavoni 'Modello Concorso' on Craigslist

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Postby SAS » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:03 am

From Seattle Craig's List

La Pavoni 'Modello Concorso' espresso machine 1956 - $4995

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/atq/3479155009.html

I'll pass.

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Postby jonny » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:55 am

pretty steep price for a machine that hasn't ran for "a decade or so"... If it was newly restored, we'd be talking. I would think a more reasonable asking price would be half that. Maybe 3k. I hope someone here can snag this at a reasonable price. I'd love to see it in the community!

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Postby kitt » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:00 am

I wouldn't be surprised if its already been snapped up, these are incredibly rare and sought after.I've heard of collectors in Europe paying almost twice that for an un-restored one!

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Postby Paul_Pratt » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:28 am

They don't come up very often in the 1 group config. I know a collector who has paid well over 10k euro for an unrestored one.

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Postby channo » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:31 am

Hello
27 years before they bought at 50$...Just the design is not the myth in the cup.
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Postby doubleOsoul » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:35 am

My heart skipped a couple of beats (because I'll be in Seattle this week for my birthday and holiday shopping) and then I saw the price. Dang!
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Postby peacecup » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:37 am

One of the coolest of the cool. I think it was Kitt who recently restored one? Anyway, cost is relative. The sellers know what they have, but it will probably sell fast.
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Postby doubleOsoul » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:37 am

And to add... it's some laughable that the seller claims it worked just fine in SF a decade ago. LOL...
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Postby coelcanth » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:13 pm

wow
two or three years ago there was one for sale around here at less than 1/3 the price
(also missing portafilter)

no one seemed too excited when i posted it

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Postby phillip canuck » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Paul_Pratt wrote:They don't come up very often in the 1 group config. I know a collector who has paid well over 10k euro for an unrestored one.



Can someone say arbitrage? Unfortunately, I don't have that sort of liquidity. Or solidity.

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