And I got so excited((Unfortunately, they're all refurbished now.
I recently saw an unopened reel-to-reel videorecorder from 1972 on eBay. Too rich for my blood, but fun to see such a thing exists after all these years.These are brand new machines? Not refurbished? Wow!
I remember watching a video about something a little similar - some guy found and bought a brand new (still in the unopened shipping crate) of a 1970s Japanese motorcycle (some Honda if I remember correctly). He unboxed it, and started the engine. He bought the bike from aan authorised dealer if I remember correctly. Let me see if I can find that video. If I do, I shall post it here.