Riding my bike home yesterday a few blocks from my home and I see this house being gut renovated with a bunch of guys carting out loads of rubble using buckets to a truck waiting outside. As a foot step to get up into the truck they are stepping an old old receiver they must have found in the house. Although at this stage I could not make out the make of model but I could see it was a genuine "monster" so of course I rushed over. Excitedly but not too much in case I tipped them off to the value of their "foot-step" I asked one of them if I could have it and he said no - it was a good foot step. I offered him $20 and looking confused as to why someone wanted this filthy thing, he took the money and even helped me move it. I then balanced it on the bars of my bike (which was not easy) and wheeled it home - not easy with an 80lb unit. As you can see though it's pretty rough but thankfully it looks like it was never dropped. The front panel is the main issue and it look like it was used as a backdrop to a spray paint exercise so I'm not sure how to remove the black paint. The glass is also broken but and quite a few knobs missing bu this can be replaced. The case is rough but I've re-veneered a few SX's so this will be fine as will be the grill and heat sinks with a coat of paint. And this is even before try to see if it functions (which I assume it does not).