1970 Ford LTD coupe dilemna
I'm new to the forums, glad to be here. I had a question regarding the 1970 Ford LTD coupe. Is there anything special about this model and year? I saw one for sale, fell in love with it, but found out it has some problems. My mechanic told me it would cost about $2500 to fix everything and I am considering whether I should fix it up or just sell it and take it as a lesson learned. The engine, transmission, and interior are in great shape, its got new paint, new rear exhaust, new suspension, new brake pads. But, it the exhaust manifold has a crack in it I was told, the driver side rotor is damaged, the brake lines are illegal in my state and have to be redone, and my mechanic said there is a plate welded on the frame. He said it didn't look serious, but I can't imagine damage to the frame as anything but.
Is this something worth saving? Or should I sell it (if it is legal to do so) or scrap it, and move on? I appreciate any comments or information, thanks for your time! I included a picture of the car as well.