Mid Week Match-Up: A Runner, Ready For The Hacksaw

It is Wednesday so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily
Turismo’s weekly game of spin the bottle jack, also
known as Mid Week Match-Up!  Last week’s match-up was a super car for the newly
appointed CEO.  Now that the guy’s been on the job for a while (and done the super car thing), he
wants to get a toy to tinker with on the weekend.  Something
inexpensive enough, not to raise his wife’s eyebrows, but devious
enough to know that he has plans to build it into something
quite different.  Arbitrary budget cap of $7k and car must be running/driving to avoid too much CFO scrutiny. 

DT’s cub reporter Hunsbloger found this 1975 Fiat 124 Sport Spider for $3500. The seller says it runs great, pre-smog and is still stock except for wheels/tires. Just tool around in it on the weekends until you can find the S2000 engine for it.  With some time, effort, money, sweat, blood and tears — maybe you could have something half as cool as the MGB GT-Sport.

What would you buy and how would you modify it? Comments below.