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09-30-2018 at 10:28 AM
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Latest Commodore 64 Grab, Australian Case, NTSC C64

Found this on Ebay and couldn't pass it by. This is a NTSC Commodore 64 in a replacement case manufactured by Micro Accessories of South Australia. It's hard to find much about this case other than it was produced in SA, and distributed and sold in the UK, US etc.. Thought I'd share as I haven't seen many of these cases around.. some sources say they are rare, other sources say they were common at the time the 64C was released. Just a little wear and tear on the case, most of it on the underside of the case. 100% working, passed my test harness diagnostic with flying colors.



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  1. ivanstorm1973's Avatar

    Very nice, looks clean

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  2. RaGe's Avatar

    It's a combo. I like it!

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  3. Marc's Avatar

    Very nice. I've been collecting all things C64 for a long time and I must say I've never seen one of those. If I did see one in the wild I'd have assumed it to be a bootleg C64 or something like that.


    Very cool. Now I'm going to have to find one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc

    Very nice. I've been collecting all things C64 for a long time and I must say I've never seen one of those. If I did see one in the wild I'd have assumed it to be a bootleg C64 or something like that.


    Very cool. Now I'm going to have to find one!


    Even when I saw this on Ebay and on another site, I thought it was a bootleg... It's actually a really solid case, feels like better quality and tougher plastic than the 64C case. It reminds me a bit of the Atari 800 case as it seems a bit heavier, stronger. If a collector like yourself hasn't seen one, I feel better about shelling out a few extra bucks for it. I really wish it was a PAL machine... Still searching for one.

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  5. EVN's Avatar

    I guess the idea of these is for people with a breadbin but prefer the form factor of the c64c?

    Pretty cool!


    I hunted for ages to find an early revision c64c with a 6581 SID.


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  6. onlyinajeep's Avatar

    C64c's can be converted to PAL relatively easily. An 8565 VIC chip and crystal is all ya need. The PAL VICs can be had on e-bay for $20-40 bucks.


    http://biosrhythm.com/?p=1420


    I have the stuff to do this, and a LumaFix, but it's been on the back burner for some time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyinajeep

    C64c's can be converted to PAL relatively easily. An 8565 VIC chip and crystal is all ya need. The PAL VICs can be had on e-bay for $20-40 bucks.


    http://biosrhythm.com/?p=1420


    I have the stuff to do this, and a LumaFix, but it's been on the back burner for some time.



    Yep, cool, I looked at that conversion a while back but I'm a purist I guess. I'm looking for an original PAL machine. Thanks!

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  8. Marc's Avatar

    I've got a bunch of C64s in my collection. The ones that I prize the most are my SX-64 (portable C64, or 'luggable'), a C64C that's signed by both Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish (sound composers), and an original silver label breadbin C64. The silver labels are highly collectable because they are the very first releases of the hardware. There's not too many out there, I think due in part to the graphics chip having a bug where everything would go sparkly after a little while when it warmed up.


    C64 is a big passion of mine. I could talk about it for hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc

    I've got a bunch of C64s in my collection. The ones that I prize the most are my SX-64 (portable C64, or 'luggable'), a C64C that's signed by both Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish (sound composers), and an original silver label breadbin C64. The silver labels are highly collectable because they are the very first releases of the hardware. There's not too many out there, I think due in part to the graphics chip having a bug where everything would go sparkly after a little while when it warmed up.


    C64 is a big passion of mine. I could talk about it for hours!


    I reckon I have got to be the unluckiest bloke ever when it comes to Commodore 64s. As a kid we had two breadbins blow up on us before getting a c64c that lasted. My folks got a 1570 disk drive for us which was incompatible with a whole bunch of games and when I moved out of home my sister threw out boxes of my stuff to move into my old room including boxed games, said disk drive and my competition pro joysticks.


    I am lucky to still have the top one pictured which is my final childhood c64 restored and in a kickstarter case plus the spare with the older SID:



    My best friend through schools Nan had a luggable and left it to him when she passed away. I told him that he ever wanted to get rid of it to call me. Instead, his girlfriend threw it out. That one hurts.





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  10. Marc's Avatar

    Threw it out! Ouch... Those things go for a crap tonne of money these days.

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  11. ILLSeaBass's Avatar

    I was lucky enough to find this advert for this case.. they called it the "Slimline".. Only 19.95 back in October 1988. Found this in issue 61 of Commodore User Magazine, Page 44...

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  12. onlyinajeep's Avatar

    I swear I've seen an advert for this in an American mag....

  13. EVN's Avatar

    What's funny is that if someone bought a breadbin these days to transplant into the a slim case, collectors would frown on it :)


    I gotta say I prefer the look of the c64c myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyinajeep

    I swear I've seen an advert for this in an American mag....


    Tenex sold it in the US.. This is from one of their catalogs circa '89 as well.



    And I agree.. The only reason to replace a BreadBin case with one of these would be if it was cracked or broken... Sacrilegious....

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  15. Marc's Avatar

    Breadbin for life! The C model just looks so, generic. Even though it was the first C64 model I owned (and still have).

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  16. DrKucho's Avatar

    OMG , I think I remember to see this before somewhere and I thought it was a mod , so it's the Australian version of the c64c ? , its so cool, also loving the 1541 cover

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