It's long been the rule of thumb here on Nice Price or Crack Pipe that you never, ever buy someone else's project, as you don't know if they were all thumbs. Of course today's Triumph-based Jamaican needs so much work that it conceivably could be considered your project. Its price however, may not get a thumb's up.
Yesterday's Mercedes Benz 280CE was once someone's project, shoehorning a 5-litre M117 V8 under its hood. What it is now - at least according to the 82% of you who voted it down in a Crack Pipe loss - is too waaaay too expensive. That Mercedes has been up for sale for so long it's pretty unlikely somebody will come along who will Benz-over and take it.