i don't know much about these kinds of things, but that cannot possibly be the stock engine, can it? - hm, suppose i could click on the auction... sure enough, it's the venerable KFC123LOL or whatevs - that's got to be a lot of fun to drive, i bet, but is it a "collectible" with such a transplant?
These are a hoot to drive with the original powerplant. Think MGB power meets Sprite chassis. I'm thinking the up-rated engine will make this one jump from fun to scary pretty quickly, but nice to see brakes and suspension also uprated.My recommendation is to install a cage (or that half-hoop included with the auction) and go to an instructional track day / defensive driving course to get a feel for it. A note on collectibility. With all of that diamond plate, the engine swap, custom/aftermarket dash, interior, seats (etc) this one isn't so much as collectible as it is a good driver / weekend / track day toy.
This car sold on BaT for $7k not too long ago.
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