Hello Enthusiasts, my name is Chris Davis. Many years ago in the 1990s and very early 2000s I was a Collector of vintage soda machines. I owned many Rare machines and used to restore them as a hobby. I was one of the Pioneers of doing a 100 Point Restoration. I was one of the first to completely disassemble Coin Mechanisms and Bottle Stacks to return back to their factory condition.I probably restored 200 Coin Mechanisms. My favorite Machines were the VMC-81 models. I have owned Dozens of these and many were featured back in the Soda Sweethearts Calendars. Recently I had an opportunity to repurchase this Royal Crown VMC-81 that I personally restored some 20 years ago.
I jumped on the chance. Couldnt wait to get it home. Ironically, I dont collect Restored Soda Machines anymore and it just doesnt work with my other collectibles. Here is a Rare Opportunity to add an Extremely Desirable and Very Rare Soda Machine to your collection.
While the Restoration was done years ago, it looks like it was done yesterday. The past owner NEVER even plugged it in. The Cap Catcher and Coin Box are still in the bubble wrap I placed them in years ago.
Talk about a Restoration Time Capsule. Please look at the Attention to Details on this Machine.. Embossed Royal Crown 81s are Extremely Rare.
Ive heard speculation over the years that 200 were produced. I actually believe the number to be 50. Maybe 100 if you factor in the White and Red Non Embossed RC 81s that were made in the later 1950s. My numbers are based on research I did back in the 1990s.I see no new data to change my opinion. You will be very proud to own this machine. Im wanting a machine to use and this one is Way Too Nice. I will be happy to talk to you about this machine and answer any questions you have..
My Zip Code is 92694. This machine is advertised Locally in the Orange County Area.The item "Royal Crown Cola RC VMC-81 Embossed Soda Machine Vendo Original Pepsi 7up Coke" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Soda". The seller is "swami1" and is located in Ladera Ranch, California.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.