Congrats OP. I think you wll have a blast.
Before I bought my first car I really really lusted for a first gen fastback. Or a 68 Firebird.
But I opted to go with a vintage BMW 2002 because of the more sophisticated suspension, disc brakes, fuel economy, overhead cam engine and the fact that i've lusted for them since I was a wee 4 year old.
BMW 2002. long live the legend