Thank you for all the advice, I have much to think about, Like many gear heads I started with 1/2 owner ship in an AUdtin Healy Sprite and worked my through, Triumphs, Prosches, Lotus, and Lamborghinis. I remember checking out a Miura in 1993 when I still had the S1 Esprit. I was overwhelmed by the complexity (ie cost) of the Miura. The asking price was 18.5K (nowadays their too expensive to drive) but the hook was sent and much like patron of strip bar I kept being lured to the L section of the NY Times classified and Hemmings. When Miura came up in the times for 28K I bit. Eventually sold the car and bought another 2 years later. I then traded it for a 4 litre Countach which I then traded for a 6 lite Countach project. This turned out to be a good deal because the new owner of the 4 litre spun a bearing.
What this all means is that I want my last car to be the capstone. The mid-engine V12 was not well realized in the Lamborghini P400 and LP400S and LP5000S
They were heavy and truthfully felt like the Pontiac Firebird. I know the LotusRoss V12 was on craigslist for under 10K and fixable
I think the advice to watch ebay, craigstlst, bring a trailer and this forum for a project is the way