I've been thinking (and that sometimes leads to spending ).... what is the price range for a fully functioning (i.e. arrive in the mail and ready to pull shot once assembled) Faema Lambro? I expect to pay on the higher end of the range to get the nicer condition.
I saw this on Ebay. And this same listing at $3100 & $2900 was the only result on a search of "completed listings."
Is this current $2700 price (current price) analogous to $1200 for vintage Cremina in pristine condition with all its gaskets replaced?
Only hit on HB sell thread
[SOLD] Faema Lambro (Sydney, Australia)
I searched home-barista.com and did not find much. If I completely missed the thread then sorry and please post the link. This is unlike used Cremina pricing posts which yielded a lot of hits when researching in past. This makes sense as the likely number of Lambros produced was not much as the number of Creminas produced.
I'm a sucker for really shiny mirror-like metal. Probably why I still have the Alexia. I have never paid to have anything re-chromed so I have no idea of cost range (or if this is practically even possible). I suppose I should just ask Paul Pratt as he was restoring Faema on google search.
Why not restore Lambro myself?
Same reason why I am not a surgeon. Mainly it is too little time and too many hobbies. Espresso/coffee is not my favorite hobby/interest/obsession (though the Boss would beg to differ ).
Why am I looking at Lambro?
* I LOVE my Cremina but it's steaming is slow. If I have a Lambro, I could potentially just go to one machine (currently Alexia is mainly used as steamer).
* Lambro build quality is apparently vintage Cremina-like per private messaging to a fellow H-B member.
I don't need two group (so no Faema President) unless for some reason they are much cheaper than Lambro.