I just picked up mine yesterday... I made a post similar to yours about last week... best advice... watch Craigslist, facebook market, and here... I was only looking for a month and got a awesome one.. be willing to drive to get it.. I got mine in Petaluma.. you will figure out the price cosmetics vs mechanicability. Be open to the fact these things are pushing 30-40 years old. Be patient and keep an eye out!