I have already found all the plate parts available/fixed in reasonable price (Total $5000) (hope you understand. I'm not sure of the terms).
The car has 58000 miles and the interior is in excellent shape and it has all the papers and records.
Somehow I feel (<- maybe I'm stupid) this could be a good deal. The trouble is with the chassis. Can it be damaged too or not in this "light" crash?
Probably I need to drive it for inspection first...
Well, there are some here who might have entered this project car even skimping on costs for a multitude of valid reasons. That would be the case when the goal didn't include resale value and included the DIY 'fun' issue. After all, if you dropped a 12 cylinder in it, I'm sure many more would be with you
From what you are asserting, I am 'hearing' you are more over the 50% mark of getting it than not, and looking for more certification from us.
So, here are my NEW
thoughts assuming you crossing that line:
1. Go for it, but expect $$$.
2. I'm not sure of your goal, but if it's a show model, you are absolutely looking at the incorrect item IF cost is a consideration. Way many examples to start without the issues.
3. IF you are looking for a chance to DIY and get a driver, I say "Go for it". But not sure of your skills or desires, or resources or end goals of the car.
4. It will always be an issues car if properly revealed, and that can have value problems...but, if a resale is contemplated down the road and you let new buyer know of the issues, then I have no problem with the project even if it has a frame problem. Why? Because in these days, some frame problems can be performed. Then again, not sure what you want.
Even though there were a large number of these models made IMO, they are decreasing every year [case in point your example]. THey will be worth 'saving' as we know from even older models. That will be truer in the new Electric era. Somewhere down in the 'green' future, someone will thank you for the effort: I might be one of those.
IF not the above, you are going to be way too involved and over a typical budget for a better example of this car.
IF you get it we expect a fixit thread even if you fail at a gold medal product: Failure is not necessarily entirely without successes and all successes have value. [I'm a half glass fool[sic] kind of guy]