These are totally cool cars! Where can I find one to buy? And I'm not necessarily looking for a Monte Carlo, but a nice stock one. They remind me of the old Nissan Silvia of the same era.
Does the front wheel drive inhibit its performance? Not a big fan of FWD.
As to your first question, you'll have to look pretty hard to find one as nice as Adan's Montecarlo; it started out really nice, and he's made it even better. It's getting a little tricky to find one; it's harder to find a good one in the US than in Italy, but it's harder to ckeck out the condition of a car long distance. And you'll want to stick with a good car--don't buy a 'project'; if at all possible, have a prospective purchase checked out by someone who really knows Fulvias. And there's really no comparison with a Nissan Silvia; next to a Fulvia, the Silvia is an oxcart.
It's harder to answer your second question politely. I can only assume that you've never driven a Lancia Fulvia coupe or a Beta coupe. Or, for that matter, a Honda CRX or a Saab 9-3 Aero.
On the track, FWD has some serious disadvantages--for really high horsepower applications it's impossible. On the street, however, it's a whole different matter. A couple of weekends ago, I had my Fulvia HF (if you don't know, think of it as a Montecarlo on steroids) on a road event with a real mix of cars. On a twisty section at the western end of Mulholland Drive, the 356 in front was holding me up, the Diablo behind couldn't stay with me, and I wasn't really pushing.