I am 15 and planning to but my first car as a project to restore. I am in the SoCal area and want to buy it for 1000 or less. I do NOT want to have to do major engine work. I want something rust-free. What should I buy?

Ideas:

BMW 2002 automatic (early model)

1967 Chevy truck ($1000)

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/371456…

Any advice for a novice restorer? Are these cars good? Have you spotted any cars/found any online that are in my price range or probable?