Yes, it is strange how far the mighty R has fallen.
This camera and motor drive were purchased by an avid Leica enthusiast in 1986, probably for about $1500.
In today's dollars, about $3500.
He might have put a roll of film through it one time, just to see how it worked.
When I explained to him that Leica R cameras are not very popular right now, he just waved me off.