let me tell you something. I dont know the finanical status of your parents but if I were you. I would beg my parents to help me buy the car. Just tell them you will pay them a monthly amount. Im only 23 and I had a 68 ss427 impala for 5 yrs. and i had offers everyday to buy it. Until some drunk ran me off the road.
Do what we import guys do. Have a nice ass show car that we drive on the weekends and a little everyday car that we drive to work. Trust me people will look at you in a whole different way. Put your money into your classic car. A classic car is the next best thing to a financial investment. I now make a living off of finding, buying, restoring, and selling classics. This is just my input.
Plus it would be a great project car for you to work on!!!