Our resident Yoda (@ALB) is giving you the "tough love" treatment but he's right. Even if you go with one of these that has modern underpinnings, you'll not be getting a modern car. If you want trouble free, weather-proof top-down motoring, get a Miata or Boxster. If you want unique, cool motoring with a little (or a lot of) vintage flare, well then welcome aboard! I get the feeling from your posts that you'd fit into our little corner of the asylum just fine.