Because why spend 1k on a shed that needs 2 grand spending on it when you could do a little research and buy a tidy example for only a few hundred pounds more.
I don't understand your logic of buy it regardless, it's so cheap anyway it doesn't matter just spend on it until it's right.
Spend some time choosing the right example, no its not going to be concourse for this money but at least get yourself off on the right foot by getting a solid car.
I supose i'm saying that you can look at it two ways. If a car is cheap and particulary in the case of the 1k V6 GTV. Now you could either get a total bargain and a car that was just undersold, or simply you have purchased a car at an honest price that may need bit of work doing in your own time over few months with added bonus of 'saving' a GTV.
It seems when someone sells a car for honest price people will dimiss it and almost suggest the seller is doing something wrong. Surely its worse to sell a 4k GTV V6 with issues (it happens, not every GTV with issues cost 1k).
Also to add in the case of the 1k V6 GTV, well you could purchase it and:
Turn it into a cheap track toy, one seat, lightened etc etc up to whatever budget.
Use as base to get a fully prepared race car.
Use engine in another Alfa and flog the rest in bits.
Drive till she goes pop then see if its worth fixing.
Drive it and suddenly realise its a great car undersold by trader who dosent 'get' alfas...
So yeah, i'd rather take those steps than pay 7k for a tarted up GTV that are around and run risk of all the same issues happening.
Now i have to unconvince myself to buy the V6 and make it a track weapon. Would only need about 1k on top to do it.