1973 Spider 2L
I would take motor work over body work. Any car that's been in an accident will never be right again. Doors wont close the same, parts wont line up. Body work has a tendency to be more expensive as well. I am speaking from experience as I own a wrecked and rebuilt spider. Motor work on the other hand is common and theres lots of advice on the forums about motor work. In the end it's up to you but it's pretty easy to get these motors to run and drive but body work will take time and can get frustrating especially if your new to body work. Another thing to consider is body work has it's own set of tools that are more uncommon.