A classic Gottlieb wedgehead... 2001!
This game was produced in 1971 by Gottlieb, creator of the most popular
mechanical pinball machines on the planet! The most requested and
collectable electro-mechanical pinball machines are the classic Gottlieb
"wedge-head" style from the 60's and 70's. Even more desirable
of the "wedge-head" series of games are those that present
everyone's favorite playfield feature... the drop-target! This game has
TWENTY of them! Those banks of targets just scream at the
player... "HEY BUDDY! KNOCK US ALL DOWN!" 2001 is considered to be
one of the greatest drop-target games ever created, especially of the "shorty"
flipper games. This game was created when Gottlieb was the king of the
arcades, bowling alleys and corner stores. No one could hold a candle to
a Gottlieb mechanical pinball machine as they were simply the king of the hill!
2001 is generally close to the top of any mechanical pinball machine
collectors favorite game lists. Anyone that played pinball machines in
the 70's has usually seen and played one of these classic Gottlieb drop-target
games and they are our most requested mechanical games.
You'll love the old-fashioned chime box sounds that take you back to a simpler time in all of our lives. A time when pinball was the king of the arcade and boardwalk. A time before those confounded electronic games came about! This game has many of the classic features that made Gottlieb great. Everyone's favorite feature on this game are the huge banks of drop targets that line the sides of the playfield. The targets are not only used to score immediate points, but when all of the same-color targets in a set are completed, the corresponding rollovers and kickout holes become worth exponentially more points! Drop all 20 targets during a round and the playfield will light up FIVE different SPECIALS! There's more... the dual pop-bumpers at the top will alternate between 100 points and 10 points as you play! There are also FOUR slingshot kickers on the game with one set above the center targets and another near the flippers! All of the classic elements... the pop-bumpers, slingshots, rollovers, drop-targets and kickout holes give this playfield a classic playing and vintage feel that will keep you entertained and challenged for hours at a time. Most pinball enthusiasts agree that Gottlieb made the best playing single-level playfield designs and this game is one of the very best. The classic and family-friendly theme goes great in any home gameroom!
A beautiful example of this title that has been completely restored! The playfield on this game is in excellent condition with the artwork fully restored and protected with a mirror-finish clear coat. The full plastics set, pop-bumper components, flippers, flipper mechanicals, drop-targets, bulls-eye targets, rubber and chrome post caps are all brand new! The screen-painted backglass is a very nice original glass with minor flaking and is not a reproduction. The cabinet has been completely repainted and re-stenciled to look like new. The legs, bolts, levelers, locks, power cord and playfield glass are all brand new! See below for the full list of what has been done to this game. This game plays lightning fast just like it did in 1971!
Here are just some of the things that were done to this machine:
* All stepper units, motors and relays have been serviced
* Any burned-out coils have been replaced
* Fuses checked for proper type and value
* Cabinet has been refinished and restenciled
* Chrome legs have been polished
* BRAND NEW leg levelers (feet)
* BRAND NEW leg bolts
* BRAND NEW coin door lock
* BRAND NEW back door lock
* BRAND NEW power cord
* BRAND NEW playfield glass
* BRAND NEW ball shooter and springs
* Playfield has been restored and clear-coated
* New lamps and fresh rubber are installed
* Bumpers and slingshots have been fully serviced
* BRAND NEW playfield artwork plastics
* BRAND NEW chrome post caps
* BRAND NEW bumper caps, bodies and skirts
* BRAND NEW drop-target set
* BRAND NEW bulls-eye targets
* BRAND NEW flipper bats
* BRAND NEW flipper mechanicals
* BRAND NEW instruction cards
* BRAND NEW mirror-finish pinball
* Owners manual, schematics and spare light bulbs included
* A full diagnostic test and many hours of play-testing
GORGEOUS cabinet completely repainted
Polished side rails, BRAND NEW playfield glass and power cord!
Polished chrome legs with new bolts and levelers! Polished coin door with a new lock!
A very nice ORIGINAL painted backglass! Not a reproduction!
Look at this classic playfield in STUNNING condition!
Restored and high-gloss clear-coated to last a lifetime!
QUINTUPLE KICKOUT HOLES! BRAND NEW pop-bumper parts!
TWENTY BRAND NEW DROP-TARGETS! BRAND NEW bullseye targets and artwork plastics!
BRAND NEW rebuilt flippers! BRAND NEW instruction cards!
This beautiful vintage playfield plays like a dream!
An owners manual, wiring diagram and spare light bulbs are included!