DT reader Sean Scott mentioned in the comments yesterday that is his dream build would be an Alfa GTV with a Ferrari F136 V8 shoved in the front. Let's see what we can do. First, find this 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV Project currently bidding for $1200 here on eBay with 4 days to go, located in Oakland, CA.
This is the perfect car for a transplant -- it is missing the engine, been through a few wars, and no one is going to complain that you ruined some original cream puff. Now to find an engine...
Here is a F131 3.6 liter V8 from an Ferrari 360 offered here on eBay for $21,750. The F131 is the final evolution of the Dino V8 first used in the 1973 308 GT4. It makes 405 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 275 ft-lbs of torque, but more importantly it sounds glorious.
Together these two could make quite a package. See a better combination? email@example.com