Quoted from Gohigh54:
That machine looks better than new. It is immaculate. You should be very proud. I watch the market closely and it seems that original machines that are un-restored are trading in the $6500-$7500 range. This is a whole other level. I would think it would be worth $9-10k to the right buyer. It would take some time to find them, but they are there. One unit in Philadelphia is listed at sale pending with the original asking price of $9500.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! That's about what I have in it after adding the colorDMD, pin sound, speakers, and chrome. Doesn't include the other mods, which I agree you don't get dollar for dollar for "cosmetic" mods. But, certain upgrades like color DMD, pin sound, speakers, and (I forgot, but will be adding) invisiglass.
My friend who started me in pinball told me for years I needed to get a TZ. Boy, I don't know why I waited so long. I have a slim line up of 4 pins: Shadow, TZ, TSPP, and GOTG. I want to add a DILE, but one has to go, likely the GOTG. And, if I had room, I would like a T2. Here's to wishing!