How Bad Can It Be? 1972 Citroën DS21

I ask this question will all the innocence of a small child; can bad could it be try and restore a barn find DS21? Let’s assume you live in a country/state where MOT inspections and smog requirements are nil — how hard would it be to get this car to the point where you could drive it to work once a week? We’ve all heard the stories of rusting sheet metal, leaking suspension components and o-rings that need to be imported from Mars…but how bad can it really be? Does anyone have any experience with restoring a Citroen DS21 that needs “complete restoration” according to the seller? Is restoring a DS21 something that the strong willed shade-tree mechanic could conquer, or is this a recipe for tremors and a trip to Bellevue? Does anybody in the comments know, or do they not have internet access at mental health facilities? Find this Citroën DS21 offered for $9,850 in Simi Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller;

1972 Citroen DS21
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 20190
paint color: black
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
Here is a rare 1972 Citroen DS21 sedan in need of complete restoration. Ran when parked many years ago! It’s an original California car with its original blue plate. As rust-free as you’d expect from a California car! It’s a 4-speed manual, with rare factory air conditioning.

Sadly, the right front window was broken and the weather has trashed the interior. The door panels and back seat are missing. Everything else appears to be present. The body is straight, undamaged and in excellent condition.
Doors close perfectly, as do the hood and trunk.

The mileage was only 20190 when parked, but despite low mileage, do not expect to pop in a battery and drive this home! I’ve not attempted to start it or turn the engine over. It will need to be flat-bedded.

It is sold as-is, where-is, no warranty expressed or implied. The title is a clear California title, on non-op. Cash only, no trades.

See a better way to drive something low…?