1970 Gottlieb Aquarius Pinball Machine Hippy Wedgehead

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 25, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This 1970 Gottlieb Aquarius is one of two pinball machines I have for sale, both at no reserve!

Back in the Age of Aquarius, it was all about free love, freeing your mind, and free pinball... well, 25 cents wasn't quite free, but you weren't t man, you wouldn't understand. Well, neither was I, but this Aquarius pinball was, and the stories it would tell if it could talk. Fast forward nearly 30 years, this machine is in good condition and is sure to bring the new owner years of enjoyment. This machine features lots of targets and five kickout holes. The famous "Special when Lit" awards free games once all of the targets have been hit.

The backglass is in very good condition, and aside from a tiny bit of flaking one letter of "Aquarius", it only suffers from problems typically found on Gottliebs of this vintage - a few marks in the center of the score reels, and a scrape near the credit window. Both of these could be touched up by someone more talented than I, but overall the glass looks great from the player's standpoint. The playfield is also in good condition, showing wear from the kickout holes that is hard to see from the player's standpoint. Other than thatm it is pretty nice. Look at the reflection in the supersize photos! All plastics are in excellent condition. The cabinet is also in good condition, and shows signs of wear. The coin door and legs could use a good cleaning or refinishing. This machine also includes the original schematics, a few score cards and instruction sheets, and the key for the back door! This machine is very complete.

All machines that come into my gameroom (a fancy term for my temperature and humidity controlled basement) go through a full cleaning and service before they are put into use. This includes a complete cleaning and waxing of playing surfaces and plastics; replacement of the pinball(s), bulbs, rubbers and plunger tip; and cleaning and adjustment of all contact switches and points. I try to collect only the best example I can find of a particular machine.

For shipping, I can offer the following options: 1) The machine can be picked up at my home, just 40 minutes north of the WI/IL state line and five minutes east of Mitchell International Airport. 2) The machine can be delivered in the greater Milwaukee area (25 miles or so) for $50 per machine or $30 if you purchase more than one. Additionally, I can hold the machine until the weekend before Christmas if needed. In any case, the machine(s) must be paid for within 10 days of auction close as stated in my terms.

Terms: Please ask all question prior to placing a bid. I will answer to the best of my knowledge in a timely manner. All machines are sold AS-IS/DESCRIBED an are gauranteed to be in the operating condition stated in the auction when they leave my possession.

Payment/Shipping: Payment by certified check, money order, or cash in-person due within 10 days of auction end. All shipping handling costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder. The machine may be picked up at my home is Cudahy, WI - 53110. The machine can be crated for shipment for an additional $150. NAVL ships 2-for1, so take advantage of my other auctions and save money on shipping.

Thanks, and please see my other auctions, inlcluding more pinball machines, and Lionel Trains and accessories.