Being the original owner of a 2007 Mallett, I have a lot of experience with a V8 Solstice. I haven't had as many issues with the V8, as the Mallett conversion was well thought out. But, I too have put a lot of additional time and money in the car. I don't drive it much, as Rob say's, I worry about getting it damaged. It is primarily a show car, but could be used as a daily driver. But, of course, you can't haul stuff with a Solstice. It sounds great, burns a lot of rubber, and is scary fast, and the gas mileage is good. And it gets so much attention, that I get tired of explaining to people the history of the car. I have only put 20K on the car in 11 years. You may just want to by one that already has a V8, it would be a lot cheaper, and less stressful, than building one.
Thanks, Dave Russell
Platinum Pearl over Deep