Who needs a mortgage (or a house) anyway? With this V-10 in your possession, you'll be the envy of any block, even if you push it around in the shopping cart that has become your residence. Or something like that.

The engine itself is based largely on Le Mans Prototype class designs, and built by a formula one team for Porsche in its initial form. Generating 605 horsepower, the 5.7-liter mill is capable of rocketing its Carrera GT home to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds and 100 mph in just 6.8. Paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, it is one of the legends of recent supercars past.

Best of all, the engine is for sale--for a mere $128,000. Hence all the talk about going homeless for cylindrical glory.

What do you think? A reasonable price for a nearly pristine (judging by the photo and claim of just 6,000 original miles) piece of history? Or a silly sum for an aging and obsoleted hunk of metal? Let us know in the comments below. Especially if you pony up the cash and buy it.

[eBay Motors via VW Vortex]