(Topic ID: 292220)

For sale: Viper

By CreepyTom

49 days ago


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  • Latest reply 49 days ago by TheLaw
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#1 49 days ago

This ad has been removed from the market place.

#2 49 days ago

The backglass look like a trans light yes?

#3 49 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

The backglass look like a trans light yes?

Looks like it. A quick search pulled this up:

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/15A-1-148

[edit]: Here's what the reverse side of a real backglass looks like:
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#4 49 days ago
Quoted from CreepyTom:

Ad listing: For sale: Viper

What is your actual asking price?

#5 49 days ago

This exact machine was for sale a few years ago. The old backglass must have blown out https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/73746

#6 49 days ago

Hard to price this - so few go up for sale.

#7 49 days ago

Sold mine back in 2014 for $1600. GLWTS.

John

#8 49 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

The backglass look like a trans light yes?

really looks like a screened backglass to me. there's texture on the paint. maybe i'm wrong.

is that playfield an overlay? looks too shiny and untouched to be original.

#9 49 days ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

looks too shiny and untouched to be original.

I was thinking it was restored and/or cleared.

I don't recall seeing that a viper overlay had been produced.

#10 49 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I don't recall seeing that a viper overlay had been produced.

yeah, i was wondering about that. was thinking the same. but looks like one. i suppose it's possible that it's just that nice.

#11 49 days ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

yeah, i was wondering about that. was thinking the same. but looks like one. i suppose it's possible that it's just that nice.

The two I've seen in person were really nice.

#12 49 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

The two I've seen in person were really nice.

did they maybe have an acrylic or plexi top like Elektra?

#13 49 days ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

did they maybe have an acrylic or plexi top like Elektra?

Hmmm..from what I recall, it seemed like a normal playfield.

#14 49 days ago

I'd imagine there's less than 200 of these still in existence out of the original 400 that were made. Very limited profit potential for someone looking to make an overlay or some sort of hard top, and that's leaving out the fact that finding a playfield to scan would probably be an adventure. I remember reading somewhere that these didn't do well on location - it's possible this just didn't get a lot of play and a hobbyist decided to clear coat it at some point.

#15 49 days ago

has anyone heard from this guy? I assume he is just taking highest bidder. Seems like most pinside ads are auctions these days. I guess we can call it Pinbay now.

#16 49 days ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

did they maybe have an acrylic or plexi top like Elektra?

Naw it's a standard.

#17 49 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

has anyone heard from this guy? I assume he is just taking highest bidder. Seems like most pinside ads are auctions these days. I guess we can call it Pinbay now.

Yes, I heard back. He is taking highest bidder. Pretty much bs that they allow this to happen.

#18 49 days ago
Quoted from Rolpa:

I remember reading somewhere that these didn't do well on location ...

Horrible game is probably why. Its a 1 trick pony with basically a giant slower JM hand in the middle.

GLWA

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