Very nice looking, thanks for sharing! We only had the 3.7L models here in the North American market for 1997-98 and those were all front wheel drive without tiptronic.
I'm curious, you say that you got the car 'cheap'. Can you put a figure to that?
A timing belt & control arms are going to be pretty pricey. Last time I checked if you were to have that done at a shop you could expect to spend $1500 for the belt job, and probably another $1000 for the front control arms (all 8 parts) to be replaced.