It seems that there is always a ready market for turn-key FGRV's and for "Fixers", everything in between usually results in lots of price haggling.
We have refurbished and sold 4 FGRV's in as many years, promoting each one as being in "TOP" condition. In spite of several calls complaining about high asking prices, every one sold at or above our expectations. At least in our market, there is always someone that has the money and will spend it for a quality unit.
As prices will climb over the next few months, I would take that time to put it in the best possible condition, price it high and let the market determine selling price.
About that refrigerator
.... It's sounds like it is building up sediment in the bottom of the boiler and is on it's last legs. As that is a big expense for a new owner, I would suggest looking high and low for a used one to pop in place before selling. A cold refrigerator
is a big selling point.
BTW: Tipping or inverting a refrigerator
is a temporary fix, the sediment will resettle and clog up everything, sometimes within a few days. It's sorta like the used car dealer that paints the tires
to make them look new.