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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 2:15pm
Subject: (SOLD) La Pavoni ppg-16 gold lever espresso machine
 

I am cleaning out my coffee goods to make some room and improve the WAF factor of my recent purchase.

This was my first lever espresso machine before I bought a Rancilio leva. It functions perfectly but only has a single basket. You will also see in the pictures that there is a small bit of oxidation on the pressure gauge, which is quite common. Overall this is in great shape due to being in storage a majority of its life.

Notice that this fine example isn't typical, it has no rust, wooden handles, special frothing attachment, both metal and plastic drip trays and a ornate top.

New this was $1400.

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Asking / Suggested Price: 550.00
Seller Name: Jeremy Dibble
Seller Location: marietta, ga
Sale Type: For Sale

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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 2:15pm
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Picture of the oxidation of the gauge.

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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 3:09pm
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I believe this the model known as a Romantica (?) the biggest difference is that the OPV is in the boiler fill cap under the brass dome and therefore only the steam wand comes down the right side.
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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 3:14pm
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Yes, you are correct! Thanks for the help and clarification.
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Posted Wed Sep 4, 2013, 9:43pm
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Romanticas are great!  "Gold" is in color only though, they are polished brass with a protective lacquer coating (the internets has lead me to believe that there are some LPs with actual gold platting...but I haven't encountered one in person yet).  The brass is a good thing because it doesn't rust.  That mean a rust free base for life!  No safety valve drain tube in the steam wand's space either.  If I liked the look of brass, these would my most favorite LP model.  The price is a couple hundred below market too.

Good luck with the sale Jeremy, and congrats to the eventual buyer...really nice machine at a good price.
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 5:54am
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I love my Romantica, for all the reasons Russel states.  

This design, as I am aware, was made for the US market in brass, but was discontinued a few years ago, even though it was available in chrome in Europe.
A recent visit to the importer's website now shows a chrome Romantica professional (not EP) model as being available at a premium of $120 over the standard design chrome Pro.
Sort of a rebirth of the Gaggia Factory G-106, without the pointy hat.

I was told a few years back that the brass Romantica was discontinued because of problems with the lacquer coating.....
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 6:00pm
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Price lowered to $550. This is lowest it will go before going on ebay.
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 8:12am
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This has been sold.
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