Awesome to hear the positive feedback, I'm thinking of going to have a look at the car today.
What I've found (after surfing a DSM forum) is that these cars can be just fine as long as you stay ahead of the game in terms of keeping certain parts in good working order. Like they said to replace a bunch of stuff right when you get the car. And these cars are NOTORIOUS when it comes to timing belts- get lazy with those, and you'll be buying a new/rebuilt head.
So yea, I'm thinking it might make a fun little toy to play with, but I'll be more certain of the decision once I have a look at this one.