(Note: Click on the image for a larger view. I also describe this machine in a YouTube video)
Why have just one C-64 when you can have several!
The model underwent a number a revisions during it's long life. One major revision resulted in the Commodore 64C, which is shown here. As well a few internal changes, the most obvious was the new appearance, with a slimmer, more modern form-factor moving away from the traditional breadbox started with the Vic-20
This is another one of my pristine units.
It's also bundled with a 1541-II disk drive. Yes, the rumours are true. Loading from a c-64 disk has to be one of the slowest and most painful waits in microcomputing. It takes me back to the days of waiting for TRS-80 tape software to load at 500 baud! The drive seems pretty reliable though. Its intelligent features are put to good use for converting web-sourced disk images into real disks using a special adaptor connecting it to my PC via the parallel port. Alternatively I can use the SD2IEC floppy drive replacement.
When I took ownership of this computer the keyboard was dark brown! Someone had obviously replaced the original with an older one. I sourced the correct one from a parts machines and restored it to its classic configuration.
As you can see the drive's faceplate in the photo is a little yellowed. I've since replace it with a non-yellowed one so the whole package now looks good. It's a neat and tidy unit I'm pleased to have.
Update: The Commodore 64c is no longer with me. I had to sell it to make room. I still have the original "breadbin" C64 as an example of this line though (:
Want to know more about this micro? Google is your friend.
This page last edited 18th March, 2020