Rolling Stones 1980 Pinball Machine For Sale To Buy or Hire
We have a beautiful version of the original Rolling Stones 1908 Pinball Machine for sale.
The cabinet is fully restored and full of colour.
The playfield is stunning and without blemish.
Fully working and comes with a 3 month return to base warranty for peace of mind.
All the wiring, cables and mechanics are original and have not been hacked about as they are with many other examples.
Price is £8,950.00 plus vat.
These are one of the most collectible pinballs and pretty rare for such an iconic band.
Christies the auctioneers sold one in 2014 for £11,250.00. There was nothing special about theirs and wouldn’t have been any more beautiful than the one we have here for sale.
|Manufacturer:||Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]|
|Project Date:||June 12, 1979|
|Date Of Manufacture:||May, 1980|
|MPU:||Bally MPU AS-2518-35|
|Type:||Solid State Electronic (SS)|
|Production:||5,700 units (confirmed)|
|Serial Number Database:||View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)|
|Theme:||Celebrities – Licensed|
|Notable Features:||Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (5), Horseshoe lanes (2), Star rollovers (2), 4-bank drop targets (1), Solitary drop target (1), Kick-out hole (1).|
|Design by:||Jim Patla|
|Art by:||Greg Freres|
|Notes:||Our available Bally documentation shows the model number of this electronic game is 1187, not 1187-E.|
Rolling Stones Pinball Machine.
Stunning Cabinet. Without blemish – bright and vibrant colours.
Perfect Working Order
This is one of, if not the rarest pinballs of all time. Which for such a big name as the Rolling Stones is extraordinary.
This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) based on census ownership records.
The story has it that originally, because of the success of the Kiss pinball Bally brought out in 1979 which sold some 17,000 machines, Bally expected the same success with a Rolling Stones Pinball Machine. The Rolling Stones Pinball was designed in 1980. The original planned run for this iconic pinball was to make at least 5,700 units to begin with- but due to problems with production and an inability to meet deadlines the run only ran to 700 machine being made.
At one point the people in the factory even painted the cabinets all the wrong colour and they had to be taken back and repainted to the colours you see here.
The table itself was designed by Jim Patla and the artwork by the legendary Greg Freres.
This pinball was the first to employ hard drop targets and rollover scoring shots.
For a game made in 1980/81 it was ahead of its time.
As a piece of furniture and rock n roll and rolling stones memorabillia, it takes some beating. The artwork shows the band members Mick Jagger, Billy Wyman, Keith Richards , Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood and I think halfway up the left hand side is an image of a lady that must have been done with Jerry Hall in mind.
Even inside it is excellent. None of the wires have been chopped about – they are all as when the pinball machine left the factory. There are even the paper labels that were tied to some of the wiring loom.
In 2014 one of these Rolling Stones Pinball Machines were sold at Christies the auctioneers for £11,250.00 plus vat and charges. I appreciate that Christies charge a premium – but it does give an idea of the value and how rare and sought after these are for one to be sold as a lot at Christies.
You may cherish this pinball for the rest of your life – but as an investement you will never lose money on it either. These will only ever go up in price.