This is my friend Harley Spiller's rare Weber. He has recently taken it "into the shop." I have asked him to keep us posted on the project. Note the metal handle, which is what they used before they switched to a wood handle, because wood doesn't get as hot. This was told to me by Weber expert Matt O'Brien, a curator at the blog Weber Kettle Club, which is absolutely fantastic.
The Weber was purchased by Harley's father, Mortimer Spiller, who sold grills himself.