A few weeks ago on the History Channel program "Pawn Stars" a fellow brought an ENIGMA into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas to sell. He had a 3-rotor Type B machine that he and his father had beautifully restored. They have some sort of ENIGMA museum.
The machine's owner wanted US$149,300 for the ENIGMA, but never explained how he arrived at this unusual price. The store's owner had an expert appraise the machine and he valued it at US$70,000. The value was affected by the fact that the box for the extra rotors was not original and, more importantly, the rotors were from a different machine. The serial numbers on the rotors did not match that on the machine itself.
The pawn shop offered to buy it for US$50,000, which was refused and the seller took his ENIGMA home. I guess this means that it's still for sale to anyone with enough money. Christmas is coming soon.
In 2011 an ENIGMA machine was sold at auction for US$208,137. It had been used in the making of the 2001 movie "Enigma" and therefore has "provenance."
I got a big question for you all there?, why can't they just make all of the parts from a 4 wheel enigma machine any way and then this way every one can get it?. I also have a big idea of to change out all of the setting from all the wires from WWII, this way we can start from the start?.