Hmmm....bent blade, not sharp, needs a good clean. Still, 26" 6tpi crosscut would be handy. Well, there was a thread recently on straightening bent sawblades, and there's plenty on sharpening and on cleaning tools if the buyer wants to have a read of the forum. A day's work would give him a useful tool. Cant help thinking he'd have found something for a bit less than $4000 if he'd just been a bit more patient...
I emailed Eric from the Disstonian Institute ( http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/ ) to see if he had any further information on it, but he hadn't seen one either; a rare saw indeed. He commented that:
"Obviously I don't have one of those models at home. It's not the most attractive
design, but it's certainly drawn the collectors with cash. I think it will be
profiled in the MWTCA quarterly publication when the buyer has cleaned
it up and written an article about it. He's likely a member of that