1965 Gottlieb electro-mechanical wedge head Buckaroo pinball machine, designed by none other than Dave Gottlieb himself. Buckaroo was chosen to be the pinball machine featured in the 1975 film Tommy for the big pinball shootout between Tommy (Roger Daltrey) and the Pinball Wizard himself (Elton John). The machine Im offering here was restored by pinball restoration master Jim Tolbert in Berkeley CA in 1999, and completely refreshed by Bear Kamoroff in 2009. The back glass features a fully lit action-packed mechanical back-box animation stage: every 100 points, the horse kicks the cowboy in the butt, causing the cowboy to spin around. A fast machine with lots of bumper action! Includes a rare plexiglass-protected “Play and Enjoy FLIPPER SKILL GAMES” display card in metal frame mounted to top of cabinet. The machine has seen very gentle use, but recently, one of the bottom center rollovers stopped scoring, so the board circuit wiring for that needs a little re-solder. The roto-wheel could use some tightening as well. But have no fear, the original full size schematic wiring blueprint is included, as well as the detailed book Pinball Machine Care and Maintenance by Bear Kamoroff (who has also worked on this machine). Overall, the machine is a gem worth much more than my asking price. But were moving this spring, and I need to find it a good home. I have much more than that invested in it. Local pick-up only from here in Redwood Valley CA. The item “1965 Buckaroo Gottlieb Pinball Machine- Excellent Condition, Quality Restoration” is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines”. The seller is “nutsofast” and is located in Redwood Valley, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Gottlieb
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original