Searching for a '83-'84 5.0L convertible to work on over the winter. Willing to pay up to $4K depending on condition (read: please don't offer me a rusty roller for $4K).

Mechanical - This will be my first project car, so I'd like the mechanics to be in decent condition (i.e. runs and drives, won't blow up on its first cruise around the block). No preference on automatic/manual transmission, but do prefer it be not-swapped.

Exterior - Doesn't need to be pretty, but rust should be minimal.

Interior - Again, doesn't need to be pretty, but at least drive-able. I'd prefer it doesn't have a red dash, but this isn't a deal breaker.

Located in Chicago, IL- but willing to travel to/transport the right car.