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For Sale: 1964 Bally Big Ball Bowler restored by Doc Doom

By Mark_in_PA

60 days ago



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#1 60 days ago


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For Sale: 1964 Bally Big Ball Bowler restored by Doc Doom
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Added: June 1st, 2021 Re-listed: 1 time (July 15th, 2021)

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$ 12,000 (OBO)

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Item description

Beautiful restoration of a rare bowler with unique swivel pins.

Exact dimensions:
21' 2 1/2" overall length
40" wide
64" height
consists of 7' lane, 5' lane, 7' lane/pindeck, 2' backbox

Clay's guides have some nice history of the bowler. Doc told me this was the exact base game pre restoration:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/64bally.htm

I believe the 65 is basically the same as the 64 with only slightly different color scheme - the brochure is here:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/65bally.htm

There are YouTube videos out there as well if anyone is interested.

Not interested in trades as I'm moving and downsizing but serious offers welcome especially if you're local.

Located in walk-out basement with no stairs and accessible with 4' sliding door. Will consider shipping if you make arrangements. Located in Delaware County, PA south of the airport just of I-95.


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#2 57 days ago

Nice looking and long Bally bowler!

Doc Doom was fond of saying: "Big ball bowlers are like penises - the longer the better!"

I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.

Good luck on your sale!

#3 56 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Nice looking and long Bally bowler!
Doc Doom was fond of saying: "Big ball bowlers are like penises - the longer the better!"
I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.
Good luck on your sale!

Yeah, he also told me "shuffle alleys are for pussies." Ha, he was a character.

#4 54 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.

Same here...he was quite the character. He drove the game out from his place in Indiana and stayed a couple of days to install and tweak the bowler. He told great stories and I feel fortunate to get to know him a bit.

#5 54 days ago

Here are exact dimensions:
21' 2 1/2" overall length
40" wide
64" height
consists of 7' lane, 5' lane, 7' lane/pindeck, 2' backbox

Clay's guides have some nice history of the bowler. Doc told me this was the exact base game pre restoration:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/64bally.htm

I believe the 65 is basically the same as the 64 with only slightly different color scheme - the brochure is here:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/65bally.htm

There are YouTube videos out there as well if anyone is interested.

Not interested in trades as I'm moving and downsizing but serious offers welcome especially if you're local.

Thanks guys

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#6 46 days ago

Hey Mark, just wanted to say we're still rockin' the 1958 Trophy Bowler you sold me years ago! It was a pleasure meeting you and hanging out at your house. Good luck with the move. Dave

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#7 15 days ago
Quoted from DsGames:

Hey Mark, just wanted to say we're still rockin' the 1958 Trophy Bowler you sold me years ago! It was a pleasure meeting you and hanging out at your house. Good luck with the move. Dave

Thanks Dave, I appreciate that. Maybe time for an upgrade?

#8 15 days ago

I’d love to buy this, but transportation to AZ would probably cost an arm and both legs

#9 15 days ago

I wish my name was Doc Doom, how cool is that

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