Just an example.... I paid $3,000 for a 79 RS in fair
condition. It needed work of which I am presently doing. Superficial problems. Battery, clock didn't function (now does), frame was a tad rusty, engine alloy oxidized, missing a seat hinge, some incorrect fasteners, exhaust threads messed, discoloured windscreen, etc. You get the picture. Most of the work is done now after spending a few hundred $. Personally I think that amount is too much unless it is close to showroom condition.