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Bought my first (and only) Weber in '89, still in use. A little TLC and they'll obviously last for decades. TLC: Fresh coat of flat black heat paint and a little pressure washing of the inside is all it takes. Happy New Year!
The one pictured is the deluxe model. I've smoked a lot of pork, turkey & meatballs on the standard Weber, the only addition was the cooking grill with the fold up edges for putting more coals on when smoking all day.
I buy as many old Weber's as old guns. I don't use the freestanding one like this because I get Weber arm. That's when you reach under it to adjust the vent & your forearm hits the firebox. They are too short for me.
It wouldn't be a cookout without a Weber!