When it comes right down to it this is the way to go, 356 engine and brakes = so much more potential right out of the box. Of course these days the price tag on one of these little gems is a more than may of us pay for our VWs. But back in the day you had the chance to pick Porsche engine from wrecks here and there. This sadly happen no more.
Only thing we were sad about from this article was the fact that the Ghia had a 3 piece case instead of the much cooler 2 piece case.