I want a pre-1971 Beetle as my 1st car (I'm going to be 17 in May). It's easy fix and nice on gas. Oh did I mention you can fix the electrics with some pliers and a hammer?
I'd prefer if it were a good runner. Tuned/Engine Swaps are cool (I WOULD LOVE IF IT HAD DISC BRAKES!). But have at it! MAY THE DUB BE WITH YOU.