Well, because it was cheap. I wanted a project car to keep me busy but I don't have much money to spend on it. I enjoy working on cars, but I've never felt the liberty to pursue a project. The cars I've had were always relied on for daily transportation, and were too mundane to keep my interest.

This one is different:

Besides, I think it's kinda cute. Looks like the sort of car Fr. Guido Sarducci would drive.

Fr. Guido Sarducci, Vatican gossip columnist front quarter view