This machine is in unreal condition for being 52 years old, so I felt I had to share it with the community.
Backstory: Back in 2012 or so, a few years after I got into the hobby, my wife’s uncle asked me to find him an inexpensive pinball machine to put in his basement. After keeping my eyes out but never finding anything too affordable for him an old EM finally popped up for sale in 2014, so I sent him over to buy it asap. He went and picked it up and said it was in fantastic condition, and had never seen an arcade according to the seller. The guy had bought it new for his kids back in the day! And it eventually ended up at the guys workplace. So my uncle loaded it up and took it home, then after tinkering with a couple things he was “playing pinball” and was pretty stoked about it! And I was happy to have found him a nice machine.
After about a month or two he was hooked! He went and found a couple games that were more his era, a Solar Fire and a Big Game (THE game he played as a teenager!).
Over the years he kind of lost interest in the gameplay of the old EM, then months ago after he moved houses it didn’t really have a spot at his new place. Then last month at a family wedding he mentioned to me that he’d like to sell it...
So today was the day I finally went over to check it out, and HAD to bring it home! It’s unreal how clean this thing is! I even felt good paying him over 3 times what he paid for it.
Enjoy the pictures! And I haven’t even wiped the dust of anything yet, or even turned it on. I was just excited to share the story.
On a side note, I’ve owned the GMC Typhoon in the pics for 15 years and somehow this is the first pinball machine I’ve ever hauled in it!