Nothing is a lost cause. Just depends on how much you want to spend. The wheels look to be undamaged, which is a good indication that the suspension mounts are ok. I don't see much deranged in the front compartment, but the photo is not the best. There could be a tweak to the cowl intake on the passenger side, but I can't tell. The real indication would be to request a photo with the spare removed and a shot of the bolt heads for the front crossmember. That and a picture of the frame from underneath. If nothing else, there are a LOT of nice parts on that car.
Ok - looked at the rest of the photos - there is clearly some significant damage to the floor of the front compartment on the passenger side. I would suspect that there is some damage to the frame. The left rear corner of the body is sitting pretty high above the wheel, which is not a good sign either. I would want to see some photos from underneath with the front wheels removed and the trailing arm mounts for the rear suspension before making an offer.
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