We perfectly agree with you about the fact that this ’61 Karmann Ghia needs a huge work to be restored, but that’s true as well that finding another one cheaper than this is basically impossible.
The seller says few things about this car: it was put in storage approximatively 20 years ago, it run when it was parked, it has many new parts (what parts?) and that it hasn’t title but it could probably be obtained: we wonder what about asking for a new title before selling the car; however the good is that the title could be obtained in the meantime that the car is under restoration, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.
But the good is that this is a second series Karmann Ghia Cabriolet which is dangerously becoming expensive, especially when you find a well restored specimen. This looks quite a good starting point for a restoration and, given the asking price, there is a big room for the future expenses. Find it for sale at $1,000 here in Thorndale, TX.