I'm looking for a Toyota Mark II, chaser (X81) as my first project car. I'm trying to figure out the estimated cost to buy the car and put a 1JZ-GTE or 2JZ-GTE in it with a manual W58 or R154 transmission. I already own a RX80 Cressida so I know how to work my way around this car as they're practically the same. I'll probably start the project by the end of the year (saving up on money till then).
I need to know what is the price for the engine and which would be better VVTi or non-VVTi. I also need to find a car, it has to be a X81 chassis and a transmisson.
This is the car I'm looking for:
If anyone has done this kind of swap before please let me know the difficulty factor and overall cost.