Hello, I am looking to possibly get back in the gas pump hobby. About 10+ years ago, I had a Tokheim 300 and then an M&S 80 that I tried to restore. Unfortunately, I got in over my head with both pumps with all it took to restore them, and ended up selling them off. Back in that timeframe, it seems that those were selling for around $300-$350. Now it seems I'm lucky to find a Tokheim 300 or similar vintage pump for less than 1,000 unrestored.
I did run into a Tokheim Interceptor 457 for $300 that someone posted local to me. I thought that was probably a great deal, but just wanted to check with you all. It does have a dented panel or two, but otherwise straight with no badly rusted spots. I know I will need to replace the ad glass, gaskets, and one of the curved glass windows. Is that a pretty good deal? I know the Interceptor 450s aren't as collectable as the 300s. The 457 does seem easy to restore, since a lot of it is stainless steel... Just the front pieces and the frame would probably need to be redone. I had planned on getting those stripped and powder coated.
Honestly, I would probably be happy with an old Gilbarco pump from the 80s, that was what I remember most stations having around here when I was growing up. But seems that those are pretty hard to find nowadays too, probably since they aren't really collectable, they all have went straight to the recycler.. I have kinda gave up on finding a reasonably priced 300 and I like the 457 just about as much, so it may be a good option for me.
Last edited by skynyrd; Mon May 29 2023 11:52 AM.