Twenty-eight hundred dollars. That's the "Buy-it-Now" asking price of . In the grand scheme of things, that doesn't seem like a whole lot of cash. Then again, heck, I paid less than that for my first Porsche. And I drove it home. This pinball cabinet might provide you a whole lot more fun than a beat up early 944 would, though. Checkpoint is a rare piece, especially in full working order. Built in 1991, this was the first cabinet design to feature a dot-matrix digital readout, and the first to include a radar speed detector in the ball launching chute. It's a simple two flipper, triple pop-bumper, roll-under spinner cabinet with one 4-bank, one 3-bank, and one single drop target. , you want this one. If you know your Porsches, you want this one. If you know both, you're as nerdy as I am.
How many Porsche-related icons can you find littered in the motif of this pinball cabinet? Aside from the headlining impact-bumper 911 coupe and 356 speedster (Plus a Ferrari. Who put that there?) in the backglass and lower playfield, there are Fuchs-style wheels in the cabinet name, there's a tachometer, the tally keeper spells out "CARRERA", and there's even a small scale hot wheels sized model hanging out on the right hand side.
This is an incredibly anorak-ish car-guy's pinball machine, and if you're a Porsche fanatic, this would make the perfect addition to your collection. I would personally love to have this bad boy hanging out in my garage. I could come back from a drive in my 912E or Boxster and play a ball before heading inside. It'd be a fun way to wind down from the adrenaline of a winding back road drive. Conversely, if you live with a Porsche fanatic, and you want them to spend a little less time bothering you with stats about their compression ratio or sparkplug gap, Christmas is right around the corner and .