I've acquired a whole collection of assorted LC-series machines from my town
disposal area - and they almost invariably work as-found, needing a little
physical cleanout and maybe a new motherboard battery. I had a Performa 475
running as a web server for awhile, figuring it didn't consume much juice
and was relatively quiet but it's been replaced with a Performa 6300CD, a
dog of a machine design-wise but adequate to serve up a single page of
family photos. I've got a tub of LCs now, plus some parts and whatnot from
a few I cannibalized; if anyone needs any perhaps I can help out. One of
these days I'll network them all and run NetBunny just for a lark - let the
bunny march from one screen to the next. (It's been rainy here lately - I
need to get out more.......)
nice machines, though. Probably the smallest mac out there, usually
very reliable and rarely having issues. I used them for years back when
were The Shit(tm).
If it's the small case you like go for the LC475, just stick a full 040 and
a 32MB SIMM in there and you're good to go for pretty much anything that'll
run on a 68K machine. I ran one for quite a while until I killed it trying
to overclock it.
It was even quite usable on the web as long as you stuck with something
I've accumulated quick a stack of LCs since then including a few LC475s. I
haven't really done anything with them other than check if there was
anything interesting on the HDDs.
Most of my Mac needs are met by the Quadra 950 and an slightly upgraded
PM7500. I do have an LC ][e card that I paid too much for, I'll get around
to installing it one day.