I want to but a dirt cheap car (around $1000) in the Austin area, so that I can learn how to work on it. The only car that I actually get to work on is a 1929 Chevy, but I don't have regular access to it.

I am looking for a car that has:

1) A manual transmission

2) Easy to find parts for / easy for a beginner to work on.

So far I have only found an Isuzu.

What other good options are out there?