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For sale: Ultimate Bally Xenon Restoration

Added: April 29th, 2021 Ended: May 4th, 2021
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

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Price

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Listed at $ 10,000

Item description

So - here's my no-expense-spared Xenon restoration. My plan was to enter it as a competitor for best in show at the Texas Pinball Festival this year, but TPF was cancelled and I have limited space at my current house. This is by far the most gorgeous pin I've owned, but my small collection must rotate! I have almost $8k in parts not including a ton of labor hours. The cabinet paint was done by the talented Keith Holbrook (who has won several TPF best in shows himself) using Pinball Pimp stencils. The playfield is a CPR Gold - a limited run many years ago where the yellow was toned down - I selected this one specifically because I liked the look of it over the normal yellow. The chrome was mostly done by the late Mike Chestnut (the chrome master!) with a few pieces done by his successor Chris Royalty. The board repairs/refreshes were done by [email protected] Cauldron. I performed the restoration over a LONG period of time as I didn't want to be in a hurry for anything. The donor game was actually in decent shape, but I replaced everything that can still be bought with NOS parts. Everything outside and topside (and some bottom side) is chrome. I couldn't bring myself to put the price cards in because the trough is chrome too! I know the lit star posts are not purist - but I wanted to brighten up what is normally a dark game and add a wow factor. This game gets more "ooohs" and "aaahs" than anything I've owned. Here is the breakdown of the parts costs (I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff too):
Base Game 1500
Cab Prep/Repaint 1000
Playfield [phone number removed]
Board Repair/Refresh 300
New MPU/Lamp [phone number removed]
Chrome 2000
XPIN Displays 300
Plastics 135
Drop Targets 25
Pops (all new) 60
Side Rails [phone number removed]
Door Skin [phone number removed]
Apron Remake 120
Legs/bolts/plates 90
Lockdown Bar 65
Shooter Rod&Guide 40
Lamp Sockets 80
Flipper Rebuild 60
Metal Lift [phone number removed]
Comet Lighting 300
FF Speaker 25
Rubber Kit [phone number removed]
Tube & Lightbar 150
Reese Rails 80
Playfield glass 60
Posts, Standups, etc 150
[phone number removed]

I have the little chrome grill that sits below the head, but I need to swap it for a slightly shorter one with Chris, so it's not installed yet. The light strip in the shooter lane pulses blue when you have the first ball locked - a neat effect that I look forward to before multiball.

I'm only looking for trades that include something from my wishlist (+/- cash). I'd really like the trade to include one of GnR LE, EHOH LE or SW Comic Premium if possible. Feel free to shoot me a trade offer of anything not on my list though.

I don't want to ship this game, but will drive a reasonable distance for a swap.


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