It's true. A local fellow has a "restored" UH-1E helicopter for sale. Complete and engine runs.
HUEY HELICOPTER UH-1E MARINE CORP. GUNSHIP - $175000 (ANNAPOLIS)
Yeah, that's about as useful as a submarine with a screen door. The engine may start and the rotors may turn (and he has video to show that they do) but it'll never be licensed to fly until the airframe is inspected and the engine, transmission and rotor blades are replaced with new/used unit that have the appropriate documentation and signatures.
Sure is pretty though.
I'm just not sure that it's $175K pretty since it's basically a lawn ornament.