Found this beast on Craigslist for $370
GT6000 - Kohler Magnum 18 - 6 speed
In fair shape, engine sounds/ runs good, no smoke/ loud bangs/ significant rattles transaxle has no problems , only real problem I've found so far is steering (the pinion gear is slipping on shaft). Oh, and a few loose wires that need attention behind the dash.
Good thing I'm mechanically inclined and have the tools to get her back in shape.
It needs a through going through which I plan to do (stem to stern).
Wish me luck!