No, it's raw aluminum. The camera flash just made it look gold. Looks pretty neat in the picture, though
Yep, that's correct, $165. I picked it up on MCB, though. CCMachinist was selling his project bodies he no longer wanted. I think he implied in one of his PM's that this was the last one he had, but I really don't know.
And I now have it in my possession. It arrived at my apartment today. Unpacked it, inspected it, and it's very nice. I quite like it, yes
It'll take me a bit to collect the parts for it. I want to go with all new parts. I'm going with Palmer pneus. I want to see if they'll do a set in dust nickel for me along with a barrel to match. I'll go with dust black for everything else (body, front and back block, vert adapter, frame). As for the reg, my local pro shop has a brand new Sidewinder that needs a new home.