yes..a great choice.
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You might check with Vinylnirvana.com he rebuilds Vintage turnables and specialized in Thorens..He usually has a stock of Thorens tables ( check his list of tables waiting to be rebulit ) in house waiting to be rebuilt..This way you can have done whatever you want and Know you will have a quality table when you get it from him...
The sleeper is the TD 160 - yes, if you can find the 160 super in great condition all is good. The basic table is great - arm has issues.The motor is very impt as to the condition. You can hopefully find a table - Agon/Ebay for $ 100 - 150. Then upgrade the arm to a SME 3009 - rewire the arm if you have the skills. Redo the arm board, a factory armboard for the 3009 and can be found on Agon./Ebay. Best reference is theanologdept.com - great Thornes site. Vinylnirvana is more of a AR site - I just bought some springs from him for a AR ES1 I am playing with - good guy!! I have done several TD 160's, current project is a TD 124 - prices at this level are somewhat pricey, but what a great table!! Have fun -