I committed to buying a project Capt Fantastic Pin sight unseen other than a couple pictures and made the 10 hr. round trip drive today to get it. Other than a missing playfield glass and lock bar the machine is complete. It's very dirty or has very heavy patina, not sure which at this point. The main cabinet and back box have matching SN (16982) and game counter reads 89,301.
Back story is dad bought it new and 45 years later son is selling it. Dad passed in 1981 and Pin has been setting in its current state for 25 years. Pin was located in a business kind of place that from the looks of everything hasn't been a business in a very long time. There were lots of coin entertainment items like juke boxes, dart boards, arcades etc. all of which were complete broken junk. The place reminded me of a hoarder nest type location. Safe to assume that dad was in the coin entertainment business and after he passed the family didn't fair to good in running it.
Other than the above missing items the Pin is as it was delivered from the factory, no hacks and everything looks Bally original. Currently powers up and has playfield and back box lights but nothing else. I dropped a quarter in the right coin drop and it landed in the coin return. I dropped a quarter in the left coin drop and it didn't fall through or hit the coin return. This is all the testing I did for today.
The playfield is very dirty from setting in a warehouse uncovered with no glass for 25 plus years. However there is very little to no missing color and very little wear. The white you see above the "Elton John" is a piece of plastic and dark spot at top is grease. I did a test cleaning using GP cleaner and a rag behind the lower right hand flipper and was surprised how clean it came.
I know everyone likes pictures