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1960 Bubble Gondola sixties funky

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I have a very funky 1960's Bubble Gondola. Does anyone know how much it is worth. It lives in the UK.
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There's a place on the route to Morzine that sells recently decommissioned ones so must be some value in them

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Value probably depends on whether it was from a famous lift or not.
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@Amandapixie, Any Pictures? is it like the one outside the Boardriders Quicksilver pub/ski shop in Chamonix?
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There is a previous thread on these. I think the one on ebay went on for £3,000.

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=54569
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@Amandapixie, "correct" ones can sell, as said above, for a few grand.
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Fancying one of these for the garden. Do you think it would be possible to suspend it between 2 mature trees a foot off the ground?
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Depends on finding someone who wants it and it's source. A 60s tiny fibreglass gondy cabin is a fairly niche item for even the most dedicated ski fan.
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I'm not sure how I post photographs on this forum. I've had it many years, it could do with some restoration. I may do this, or I'm considering selling as is. It needs to go to a good home. I would be open to offers. Thank you for advice Very Happy
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Jonny 996, it still has the 'hanger' on top, so yes. I wouldn't trust it too high. What is considered 'correct'?
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Jonny996 wrote:
Fancying one of these for the garden. Do you think it would be possible to suspend it between 2 mature trees a foot off the ground?

Yes that was always the intention. The original owner shipped it back from Sweden (I believe) with the intention of suspending it between two trees Very Happy
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@Amandapixie, "correct" ones can sell, as said above, for a few grand.

What is considered 'correct' Very Happy
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olderscot wrote:
There is a previous thread on these. I think the one on ebay went on for £3,000.

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=54569

The eBay link has been removed.....shame
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Jonny996 wrote:
@Amandapixie, Any Pictures? is it like the one outside the Boardriders Quicksilver pub/ski shop in Chamonix?
I can't find a picture of that one !
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olderscot wrote:
There is a previous thread on these. I think the one on ebay went on for £3,000.

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=54569

The eBay link has been removed.....shame


Sorry, I was thinking of the one on the second page. The link to the description is still there. No images though.
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There's one in a garden on the Via Gelia road up from Cromford near Matlock. Always chuckle when I'm cycling past.
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olderscot wrote:
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olderscot wrote:
There is a previous thread on these. I think the one on ebay went on for £3,000.

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=54569

The eBay link has been removed.....shame


Sorry, I was thinking of the one on the second page. The link to the description is still there. No images though.


Oh yes I can see it now. Thank you. Sounds different to mine. It is very bubble like with curved perspex windows. A door with a handle. Inside the floor is chequer plate, with yellow plastic bucket seats. It still has the original ads (although faded now). It does need attention, but what a lovely project for someone. Very Happy I'm putting it out there to see if there is any interest before putting on eBay. Very Happy
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There's one in a garden on the Via Gelia road up from Cromford near Matlock. Always chuckle when I'm cycling past.

Ha yes mines always a talking point. I've locked the kids in it!!!! & the partner at times Very Happy
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There appear to be various places storing / selling them:

http://www.chaletline.co.uk/blog/2014/05/the-bubble-lift-graveyard-where-bubble-lifts-go-when-they-die/
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Thanks for link. Oh yes, mine is much more 'retro' than those. Very Happy
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There appear to be various places storing / selling them:

http://www.chaletline.co.uk/blog/2014/05/the-bubble-lift-graveyard-where-bubble-lifts-go-when-they-die/

Thanks for the link Very Happy
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Out of curiosity, how did you acquire it ?
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Out of curiosity, how did you acquire it ?

I was given it about 20 years ago. A couple I knew shipped it back from Sweden (I think). The intention was to hang it from large trees in their garden. Unfortunately one of them died & the other decided to pass it on to me. It's been in my garden ever since. Very Happy
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Just looked on the door and it says Anzere, which is Switzerland
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@AmandaPixie I would be interested depending on price and your location in the UK, if you want email me some pictures brendanetheridge(at)hotmail.com
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@AmandaPixie I would be interested depending on price and your location in the UK, if you want email me some pictures brendanetheridge(at)hotmail.com

Hi We are in Devon
I'll post some photos asap
I'm looking for offers as I'm unsure of the value.
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The Kitzbühel lift company is selling cabins from the Fleckalm gondola for €300, though you would have to wait another year to get one, for the original plan to replace the lift this year has been delayed because some land owner wanted more money for access than the lift company was prepared to pay. Now the line the new lift will take is being replanned.
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@espri, how do you contact the company? quick look at kitz website doesn't give any details. would love one (or 2!!) for the garden
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@terrygasson, there is an online contact form on this web page too. I don't know whether any cabins are still available.

https://www.kitzski.at/de/unternehmensinfo/kontakt-anreise/kontakt.html
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@espri, cheers
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@terrygasson, a little further research unearthed this report (in German on page 3).

https://issuu.com/kitzanzeiger/docs/sammelmappe_kw_25-2016web

The good news is that at that time about 80 of 200 cabins had found new owners. The bad news: the price seems to be €900 rather than what I had remembered.


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I'm planning to take some photographs of mine at the weekend. I'll keep any interested people posted. Smile
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@espri, oh well, it was good to dream!!!
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My Bubble Gondola FOR SALE on eBay or voice mail 01626 872514 to view. We are based in Devon UK. Very Happy
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262859471368?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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@AmandaPixie I would be interested depending on price and your location in the UK, if you want email me some pictures brendanetheridge(at)hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262859471368?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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Fancying one of these for the garden. Do you think it would be possible to suspend it between 2 mature trees a foot off the ground?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262859471368?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Ive just listed it on ebay Very Happy
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Visiting the 4 Valleys in the summer, I noticed a number of houses where they had an old small gondola set up on rails in a steep, sloping garden, with a counterweight. Sorry, no photos. But it seemed a clever idea - presumably allowing them to move up/down the garden with ease. My guess is that as they're around when they're decommissioning or refurbishing a télécabine, locals can probably pick one up for a song.
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Bubble looks great....but imho you'll be waiting a long time for £3k!!!!!!
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