One of my latest acquisitions (on behalf of my mother) is a Necchi Esperia - a model I can't find much info about.
It's got a few issues but I liked the fact that it's a Necchi and that the cabinet appears to be original. But the tension assembly looks wrong and it's missing the spring part of the bobbin winding mechanism. I'm not sure if I'll be able to rectify these things with original parts, but despite the fact that it had no thread guide Mike and I still got it to sew! You should see how dirty it was/is - absolutely unbelievable. It's nice to be able to bring this one back from the brink.
BEFORE & AFTER
Some fun cleaning pics: Gunk removal and what's underneath those (now) shiny needle and slide plates! LOL
I'd love to hear from anyone else who's got one, or knows how tricky it might be to fix the bobbin winding mechanism?