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    Vintage eye candy.

    There's a few really nice vintage machines available on Trade Me here in New Zealand at the moment. I won't link to any live auctions as that's against the rules, but they're not hard to find for anyone that's interested. However I thought I'd add some pics for those of you like me who can only stare and dream. There's a 2 group Bo-Ema lever from 1964 (not currently listed), a 2 group Faema E61 and two single group Faema lever machines from the '60s. All fully restored and looking stunning.

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    I went to motorclassica last weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see a vintage coffee machine display. It had machines all from 60's and earlier I think.
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    And some more pics. Unfortunately most were displayed so you couldn't see the group head side.
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    Oops keep hitting submit before attaching all pics I wanted to attach.
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    Nice find, LeroyC.
    Best to let folks know they maybe in for import duty, GST etc when bringing in from NZ.

    Nice pics there, too, AlastairMcG and damn I missed the motorclassica

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    Motorclassica is always great for looking at some beautiful cars and bikes, plus this year the added bonus of beautiful classic coffee machines!

    Hhmmm must by a lot to ticket....

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    Wow there were some beauties there!

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    Thanks for posting those.

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    These are like looking at those beautiful cars from the fifties and sixties,lovely curves and plenty of chrome.

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    Help please

    We currently live in Cyprus. Back to Australia in a few months. I am well set up and my Rocket Evo V2, it is really all I need. But I have always wanted a lever machine. I have this chance to buy a Gaggia 2 Lever, Spanish made, serviced with new seals and by all accounts very nice with little use, gas and electric. Cost would be 1300 Euro or around A$2000. Questions if you could help please:
    1. Is A$2000 ok?
    2. Could I run it off a tank, rather than mains pressure, and if yes then how?
    3. This one has always been on electric, do they run ok on gas?
    4. Any questions I should have?
    I know it is silly.
    Thanks!
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    Hi colombiasmoothbean , the Gaggia lever machines turn up fairly regularly in Australia on "online auction sites" , and I paid less than that for my 3 group lever .Having said that , the 3 group it madness - it's VERY heavy , but parts and expertise are available to recondition them , and a mains powered "flojet" pump will happily run them from the standard 35 ? litre water cooler bottle .There are vintage lever machines running on gas , and Gicar build a standard gas regulator that's used in new commercial models .Now if someone said there's a special single group sitting in a barn of garage somewhere , you never know.
    It really is a case of do a lot of homework , it may save you some grief in the long run.
    I love my 12 month old lever , but after a solid impact with me and the carpark dirt 2 days ago , there's no chance of me pulling shots for a few days !! arrghh , coffee , coffee.. ;-)

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    Hey CS'ers

    Been far too long between short blacks, but i thought my latest find may spark some interes, Just aquired this week is this La Cimbali Brilliante, been looking for a two group version of this for quite some time and finally found this last week, thoughts??
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    The head of an escaped robot from the 1950's?


    Java "Nice find!" phile
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    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    Love the scifi badge

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    How's the reception? Nice piece of 50s retrofuturism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcm-geelong View Post
    La Cimbali Brilliante, been looking for a two group version of this for quite some time and finally found this last week, thoughts??
    I thought you might like the attached photo. This was displayed at Mumac 3 years ago.
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    Can anyone help me identify this machine...

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