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    Default Odd Commodore 64 design?

    Found a Commodore 64 that looks like the breadbin and C64C combined on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132496648300 does anyone find the design odd? It looked like it was repaired by an Aussie or the case was purchased from Southern Australia. I'll put this here:


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    Thirty years ago, you could buy a "C" style case from a catalog, for use with the earlier style gubbins.

    It was being sold for improved cooling. I'm surprised this isn't seen more often.

    Having never bought one, I don't know if they were genuine Commodore parts with vents, or some aftermarket thing like this one.

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    This was an aftermarket case, to make your old 64 look like the new 64C when it came out:

    http://www.zimmers.net/cbmpics/c64-iis.html

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    Interesting. I've never seen a case like that for a C64, and I was 3 when they discontinued the C64 back in 1994.

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    I had one of those. It's a cool design but the case itself was pretty cheaply made. Not all that common these days but they did sell a number of them.

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    Purchased the system.

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    There's also one labeled D-DOS as well (I believe for switching from the standard kernal to JiffyDOS. Interesting to see something like that. Got the system in one piece (big box, packing peanuts, 2 things of bubble wrap, and one big heaping hand of shrink wrap) on Saturday and put the system in my room to warm it up this morning before driving to work on account of the weather we're having today until Wednesday (my b-day).

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    I have one of those cases around here somewhere, still new in the box.

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    I wish they made the C64 in the color scheme of the C16.
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