ARF developed the 2001 towards the end of the CB era. This, combined with the high price ($1,000) led to less than 1000 of this radios ever being built!
That makes this rig very collectible. While "Used" prices tend to vary between $500-$600, it's not uncommon to find a MINT model, in box, selling for $800 or more...
My personal experience with the ARF is positive, however the adjacent channel rejection leaves much to be desired. If you plan on using an ARF on a daily basis, plan on "bleedover", unless you happen to live in an unpopulated area.
YES - These radios can be modified for out-of-band frequencies, although it's rather difficult.