This one came up on eBay in August 2011 and sold for $999. Looks to be mostly original, with the exception of the pickguard of course and non-original strap buttons. Serial number confirmed by e-mail and pic (not shown) from the dealer. Comes with a re-issue Ampeg case.
"Here is a very nice "clean transparent" example......Of an original ca. 1970 Dan Armstrong Ampeg Lucite clear bass. This bass is mostly original with the exception of a newer Chandler reproduction pick-guard that was added in recent years due to the original cracking. (A few of the pick-guard screws were replaced as well....sorry I do not have the original cracked guard). I have seen other examples of this vintage bass in the past with highly scratched and fogged up bodies, but not this one. This one has a very clean transparent body that was well cared for. The bass was played, and not abused or banged around. The original pots inside date to 1970, (see pics). The pickup has a strong powerful output and the toggle tone variator switch works well. The tone knob wiring may need some attention, as the sound cuts off almost entirely when it is in the "10" position. It may be a cold soldier joint. (You'll get a copy of the owners manual with the schematic in it...see pics). It does work and sound very well just as she sits now."
"The neck has a very straight profile and the original frets are in great shape after all these years. This bass was strung with flats most of it's life so there was not much if any fret-wear. I would say this bass had much less than normal play time as well. It is one of the cleanest vintage examples i have ever encountered in over 20 years of collecting vintage basses. (typically you will find these foggy, scratched and dented from being banged around, so please make sure your pants are on when you play this one). Included is the pictured newer Ampeg reissue blue checker hard case at no extra charge to the winning bidder. ($149 retail value...see pics). It fits the bass perfectly and this is the case you get when you purchase the new imported "reissue" plexi basses. Here is your chance to own an original for almost half the vintage price guide value."
"Take a look at the many pics, and you can click on them for a closer view.The FIRST BIDDER gets it, after adding an additional $55 s/h/i in the Upper 48 US States. Payment by Paypal to confirmed US addresses in the Upper 48. Final sale. We ship by UPS so no PO Boxes, please. NJ residents add 7% sales tax to the total.International Bidders are OK. Please check my posted shipping rates by US Post Priority Service. This may be too large to ship to some countries with the hard case included. (like Australia and some others). If you are a bidder in one of these countries i can dis-assemble the neck from the body and substitute a padded gig bag in lieu of the hard case to fit in a smaller shipping container. Feel free to email me if you have additional questions, and I'll respond.Please check my perfect feedback and bid with confidence. I pack and ship like a pro and you'll get this bass as quickly as the carrier can get it to you after you pay. Thanks."