I had a smaller figure in mind, but I forgot about the paint!
Now that you say that, here is an idea I was also thinking about. I found locally, a MY99 2.5 RS with a blown headgasket and needs paint on the LF fender and hood. 74,000 miles and the interior is perfect. The guy wants $4000 for it. I talked him down to $3600 and if I showed up with $3200, I probably could buy it. What do you think about that?