Hi Latte Lover,
I have a La Pavoni Europiccola circa 1973, it still works perfectly and I use it daily. I love my lever machine and if you are looking at one I would suggest doing a bit of research. Levers are not for everyone as they have a very long learning curve mainly due to the fact that it takes time to heat up, followed by a 4 shot window, then time to cool. Your results change from shot to shot as they are notoriously temp UNstable. If you are interested in learning the art of the lever machine than I do reccomend it, but if you are impatient I would say steer clear.