withoutink Senior Member Joined: 21 May 2012 Posts: 10 Location: Mountains of Georgia Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 7:27pm Subject: WTB: Vintage Lever Pull Espresso Machine
Hi everyone, some friends over at Home Barista recommended I stop by over here.
I am looking to buy my first ever espresso machine - a vintage lever pull. I know these require a bit of time and devotion... I am willing to learn. I love vintage things so, I am looking for a La Pavoni Pre-Millennium Europiccola with the dual switch, bolt on group head... I would prefer a chrome version, but would take any of the colored bases as well. Unit needs to be 110. Would prefer the 1000w high setting version. In good condition, I don't mind if it shows its age, as long as it is in good working order. I would be willing to do some restore work if needed as well. If it comes with a naked portafilter - even better ;-)
I do not have a large budget, I can swing $500 not much more at the moment. I have found a number of them on eBay that end up a bit lower, but I'd rather buy one from a coffee geek.
If I cannot find a La Pavoni in that range... I would be open to a Caravel, or other lever machines as well.
Thanks for your consideration.
5/29/2012 Edited: budget from $300 to $500
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 500 Seller Name: Matt S Seller Location: Near Atlanta, GA Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
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