My daily driver is a 1983 GTI with 438whp and 391wtq and weighs 2010 with me in it so we probably need someone else to be in charge of what is acceptable for daily transportation.
lol. Ditto. ~100whp or so more, but you've got me by a full locost on weight.
That's got to be a fun little toy when it finally hooks up.
It's always fun watching reactions in the Walmart parking lot when pouring bottles of 91% Isopropyl into the small cell for the alchy injection in the hatch.
I'd lean towards just using motorcycle rain gear, and a heated jacket/gloves/seats in the winter. (I'm sure I'll scare the purists... But if you've ever reupholstered a seat, adding the elements is straightforward, and oh so nice on brisk nights.)
If you're looking for something fully enclosed, you could always go '32 Ford and finish to your liking. Tons of options for glass bodies, manual/power windows, power seats, etc. With 50-100lbs of Dynomat / other deadener it'd probably be quiet as a new luxury land yacht. Drive line's the same story. Stock LS1 would likely do 25+mpg, you could go ecotec, or even a spiced up diesel. If you do, I demand a ride to a local show to watch the purists throw fits and shake their heads when they walk by.
I drive a '67 Firebird in the winter... I'm probably disqualified twice for "practical" on this one.