My family and I are thinking ahead of what car to get for me to drive. (I don't have my license yet. =) ) But, people are always amazed by good of a driver I am. ( I want to be a bus drivers someday among other things.) I am looking around for a classic 50's car under $20,000. Is is expensive to replace whitewalls, etc. We have a 1964 and a half mustang, but it needs a new transmission ( automatic blech.I like manuals.) I want to drive this as an everyday car. I'm looking at Belairs and some Pontiacs. Any suggestions? What about insurance? The old cars are built like tanks- and gas is more expensive- but my parents wanted to ge me a truck. I don't want one unless it's a diesel.