I paid $500 for my 53 about 15 years ago. All the parts were much cheaper then and did a total restoration back to original issued condition. All the original military parts are still readily available. It just depends on what you want to do with it. I restored mine for about 5 grand. The gun and radio system were extra. It's a big hit at the shows. I then went out and bought a 97 TJ for running on the trails for $3000.
11 Wrangler Rubicon JK 'Call of Duty Black Ops Edition' 2 Door, 6 spd with Magnaflo exhaust, Banks Air intake, 34" Nitto Terra Grapplers
08 Liberty Limited KK- Sky Slider -Every option available at time (wife's car)
04 Sahara TJ- OME suspension, Borla Exhaust, Rusty's Skids, K&N, LED's, Pro Comp 31's
97 Wrangler SE TJ- This is our Trail Jeep. Yukon 4.88's, Powertrax Locker, 32" BFG KM2 tires, XRC/8 winch
53 Willys M38a1- Restored w/50cal Browning M2HB & 53 M100 1/4 ton Trailer fully loaded with gear!
13 Grand Cherokee Laredo WK2- company car