Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to OPDR)
Your best option for success is to peruse Craigslist.
Classic Macs are becoming collector's items. Working examples of the type can be prohibitively expensive. An original Macintosh is worth thousands.
Buy him the Isaacson biography. The writer's style is annoying but the biography is historically accurate and very detailed.
Better yet get him an iPad and the iBook version.