I got my 8S463 for $100 a year ago. The finish was beautiful and a quick recap had it singing again. Oddly enough I found it inside the antique shop at the Kutztown meet last year. Walked around the show for hours without finding what I wanted then within 5 minutes of walking into the store I was smitten.
I can't tell you how often, over about one years time , I stopped and looked at that 8S463. I just couldn't pull the trigger, no room for any more consoles. Glad to see it went to a good home. Good thing you didn't wait until this year's show because that stand has folded up and is gone.
Yes, I saw the price on the 8S463 on Ebay. Way too much in my opinion but that's just my $.02. I sold one several months ago for less than half that.