Even though considered a budget exotic, the Pantera's wicked styling has always managed to turn heads. Today's be-winged Nice Price or Crack Pipe example might fit your budget, if you're able to turn a wrench.
The '71-'73 Cougar is the last one you could honestly call a pony car, although its size makes it pretty horsey. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe XR-7 puts its top down, but will its price make you pony up?
Long before the Prius, a hybrid car was a foreign make with a honkin' big American V8 dropped into it. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Pantera is just such a hybrid, and its performance is bred to be high.