So the wife and I are just doing our nightly ritual of browsing through the various A/S classifieds and auctions looking for something in our region when lo and behold, there she was on Ebay, twice as long as we wanted, 1.5 times heavier than we should have gotten, in 4x better shape than we expected and about 1/3 of the price we had expected to find with all original appliances, in complete working order. Oh and somehow, it happenned to be 15 miles from our house. What the heck. We bought a 1961
Is it explainable? Not really. But we plan on spending all fall and winter remodeling and perfecting our new silver star.
I just wanted to thank everyone on these boards. We have never posted here before, but we have been reading the boards here, planning our mission for quite some time. I think we fell prey to a slight impulse by buying a much larger unit than we originally intended, but it is waaay nice. and somehow, I feel relieved to have taken that first step.