With eight days left in the auction, the actual EMS VCS3 synthesizer used by John Baker at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to create the Doctor Who theme is already up to $6,000. There are some deep-pocketed Whovians out there.
It's being sold on eBay after John Baker's estate sold it on after his death in 1997, and is apparently in very good condition, not having been used since the late '70s. Will the winning bidder use it to create YouTube montages of his/her favorite Doctor Who clips with a spooky synth soundtrack? Compose mixed tapes to be sent to David Tennant? Or simply have their bank send statement after statement of unpaid credit card bills? [eBay via Retro To Go]