I sure did!
I will start by saying the cabinet looks MUCH better in person. When the seller originally picked it up the cabinet was in rough shape. Instead of attempting to find a stencil and repaint the whole thing, he touched up the side lettering on the "HIGH SPEED" but left everything else alone. He then sanded, stained and clear coated it leaving a glossy finish. It is totally smooth to the touch. It has a "vintage" look and is definitely not for everyone, but shockingly my girlfriend actually really likes the way it looks, go figure. I think I still might do a light sanding and have her repaint what she can (she is seriously an artist with a paintbrush).
I can own the fact that I am most likely the least experienced one on this thread, but I can tell you that the seller was a total pinhead and very much cares for his machines (and other arcade games in his collection). This was not a flip job.
Quoted from FIREPOWER1980:
I don't think I like anything about this High Speed other than the playfield condition. On the High Speed I am not sure If would even offer $2k. The cabinet is the big issue unless you don't care how it looks. The cab needs a complete stencil and re-paint restoration. Here is another one of those terrible LED jobs. I hate it when people put all dark colors in the G.I. lights. It's so annoying because is darkens up the playfield and makes it harder to play unless you keep a bright light over the playfield. I usually rip out these type of LED jobs and put the correct bulbs back in. Not a fan of the clear ramp, the custom bumper caps, custom shooter rod, or the painted lock bar and side rails. To me this all degrades the game. I prefer the original factory look and feel. I would have put more time and money puting this game back to its original glory days than to gaudy it up.
Quoted from Knxwledge:
I personally like the way the cabinet art looks, it looks like a worn-down crosswalk or something to that effect. I personally don't like the LEDs and shooter rod but that can be changed. Preemptive congrats on your pickup
Agreed on the LEDs.. I don't mind ALL of them, and appreciate the reduced electrical draw on the original circuitry, but I definitely want to change some of them back to incandescent bulbs, or at least warm white LEDs. Also, some of the flashers are WAY to bright when in multi ball. I am still assessing how I feel about the shift knob shooter rod, I very well might change it back to a standard one.
The clear ramp also doesn't bother me, but I think it would look a WHOLE lot better with the decal mod:
The wrinkle charcoal grey powder coating on the lock bar, side rails, legs, and coin door do not bother me over the original offerings. I guess I am a fan of the "restomod" theme.
All in all, I am happy with my purchase, and super happy to have my first pin! I probably could have found a better deal by waiting, but considering I only have room for one pin, MAYBE two, I am rather picky about which games I want and opted for instant gratification with this High Speed.