This is a project I picked up but can't finish. I would love to see this go to a good home, it's sad to see it collecting dust. I paid 500 dollars for the machine and put another 200 dollars into new parts. I will detail my journey as much as possible, please don't hesitate to ask questions.
Purchased sight unseen. I stripped the machine down to the frame knowing I would need to get into the boiler to check for scale. Everything came apart easily until I got to 2 out of 3 of the heat exchangers. I have a post detailing it, but they're stuck. They cracked and bulged, you'd need to get crafty to get them out and then work on finding replacements.
Beyond the above major issue, I know the machine is missing some decor here and there, potentially missing one portafilter (can't recall) but other than that it is complete. Once I got it down to the frame I spent some time sanding off rust / scale from the metal, got to the point where I was about to descale all of the copper tubing and then gave up on the project.
I can confirm that it powered on but can't confirm if it heated up.
Would love to get $200 for it. Shipping will be a pain, freight, and will be the buyers responsibility, but if you're around the Utah area you can pick up. Also willing to part out if there's interest.
Used espresso or coffee stuff you hope to sell or buy.