View Full Version : Gold Crown I

04-15-2004, 06:35 PM
Ok who would recommend I buy a Gold Crown I 46X92 playing area with drop pockets (lets say $1200).

Does this table have any faults or short comings?

Cueless Joey
04-16-2004, 01:19 AM
If it's in good shape ( make sure the slates are ok), grab it. Even if you spend more money for a new cloth and rubber, it's a steal.

04-16-2004, 06:21 AM
Well he says he will install it with new cloth for 1500 and that the rubber and slate are good.

04-16-2004, 06:21 AM
i agree, sounds like a good deal to me even if you have to put some simonis on it.

04-16-2004, 07:08 AM
It's a good deal especially since the GCI has some collector value beyond just it's utilitarian use. I would not be interested simply because I have a 9 foot table and if I were to get another table it would be a 10 foot convertible. Unfortunately I don't have the room and have had to pass on a couple that have been available.
Ken in CT

Chris Cass
04-16-2004, 07:47 AM
Is that the one with the ashtray built in the corner pocket steel part? I know they had wht aprons and sometimes yellow, as far as I remember they played well. $1500. unless it's a collectable, might be a bit high. I know you could get a GC2 for that all redone.



04-16-2004, 04:58 PM
I don't think the GCI has the ashtrays. A local room has all GCI tables and no ashtrays. That would add considerably to the value, right? I agree that the table is no steal but I think it is a good price. Mark Kulungian has apparaised an ordinary nine footer at $3000 and I think they are valued a bit above the GCII.

I prefer how the GCIII plays, however. I don't know why there would be a difference, though. I'm not impressed with the construction of any of them.
Ken in CT

Cueless Joey
04-16-2004, 05:40 PM
GC I's come with non-adjusteable legs. The slates are deeper than the II and the III's. The corners are aluminum. II's have pot metal. III's have brass. The dowels between slates are steel, not brass like on the II's.
The III's were made in Brazil and do not play as well as the I or II's.

04-16-2004, 05:51 PM
Does anyone make any aftermarket ashtrays that I can have installed? They should be standard equipment.

04-16-2004, 06:03 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> GC I's come with non-adjusteable legs. <hr /></blockquote>


That depends. The legs of the I's and II's were interchangeable. I have a GCI that has adjustable legs. The previous owner got it that way from Brunswick directly.


04-16-2004, 08:07 PM
46X92 sounds more like an oversize 8 to me. Isn't 50" X100" more or less standard for a 9 ft?

04-16-2004, 08:18 PM
Yes, it is the oversized or "pro" eight foot table. If it were the 9 foot (50"X100") then I might be inclined to think of it as possibly a "steal".

04-16-2004, 11:09 PM
yes he called it an oversized 8.

So the general agreement is no steal but probably not going to loose money on it. Which is my ulitmate goal here.

Cueless Joey
04-17-2004, 11:20 AM
It is the old 8-footer.
I don't call them oversized 8. I call the new 8 footers home 8. The real 8 has 46 by 92 playing surface.
Joey~Found an 8-ft Centennial for a cheap friend for $550~

Harold Acosta
04-17-2004, 02:00 PM
Joey, if I'm not mistaken, the slate for the GC III and IV is made in Brazil, not the table itself.

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