You can get it fixed or fix it yourself. The head gasket is nothing but a simple piece for a few bucks. It's getting to it and dealing with the water in the engine that costs you money, but it is repairable if you love the car. I would've done it for my ole '87 Firebird my neice totaled and did replace the head gasket for the '94 Vette. It's not a cheap repair if you pay someone to do the top-end, but it's cheaper than a new car and the engine should run great afterwards. Go ahead and get the cylinder work done while he's there as well. You should get another 100k out of the engine afterwards.