Old Vintage La Pavoni Espresso Coffee Machine Made In Italy 1974 First Gen

December 12, 2020 - Comment

Hello all! I bought this espresso machine at an estate sale just two weeks ago and was immediately hooked. It’s arguably the best version of the vintage La Pavoni Europiccola – the 1974 transitional year. It has a solid brass tube in the group head, which is attached to the boiler with threads, not bolts.

Hello all! I bought this espresso machine at an estate sale just two weeks ago and was immediately hooked. It’s arguably the best version of the vintage La Pavoni Europiccola – the 1974 transitional year. It has a solid brass tube in the group head, which is attached to the boiler with threads, not bolts. But it also sports the two way rocker switch, allowing one to shift between heating elements or turn the machine off without unplugging it. The machine is in beautiful condition. And it works. I made two shots this morning. See how my fingers fly over the keyboard? I upgraded the seals in the group head with silicone ones from Stefano’s. The rest of his seal replacement kit is included with the auction. I also descaled it. I’ll also throw in a tamper. In short, it’s ready to go. There are a few minor issues. Most importantly, the high heating element stopped working this week. I don’t know if it’s wiring or the element to blame. It might be a loose connection, as the light stopped working this morning. Also, I removed one c clip on the group head for maintenance and lost it when it flew across the room. In any case, the machine heats up in about 20 minutes on the low setting and makes coffee and steam. I’m only selling because I recklessly bought an Olympia Cremina. That hurt my wallet, so here I am. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

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