If you love it $8k probably is OK. You sure won't see another one coming at you down the road!
Be aware: it's not a replica of a Porsche. It doesn't look like a 356 Speedster or a 550 Spyder. It's just a cool sporty dune buggy-type thing made out of an old Bug. Really that's all any of these cars are. This one's just a little different.
How's it run? VW running gear is simple to work on but you can spend money chasing power—or chasing gremlins if you're paying a mechanic.