The seller and ad are real. I was going to look at it in person ready to buy it until I was sent a closeup of the play field and saw how bad the insert ghosting was. I was thinking $5-6k would be a fair price for this game, but am I being too greedy or misjudging the market? If picking up this machine I would most likely send it to someone for a full restoration which I understand will cost $6-8k [The machine is local and HEP is a short drive away if he is currently taking on jobs]. Maybe if doing a full restore anyways I am better off finding a machine in worse condition than this one?
I've attached the high-res play field pic.
Edit: Also looks like some sort of scratch on play field under monkey brains and I have no idea what condition the rest of the play field is in. Ad states HUO last 20 years, but maybe it lived a rough life prior to that.