Like the idea of an open top car, but are worried about roll-over? Here's a decent looking 1982 Lancia Beta Zagato for $6,500 complete with University of Washington plates. Go Dawgs!
Are you are concerned about whether your mechanic will be able to afford to send his kids to college? A 1986 Maserati BiTurbo Spider for $6,500 should help. Consider the purchase price a down payment (cheap shot, I know).
Maybe a full-blown Maser is a little too conspicuous for you. Or you have a thing for opera windows. A 1990 Chrysler TC by Maserati could be what you need.
Used to be that if you wanted a car with a prancing horsey on the front, you could pick up a Mondial or 308 GT4 for under our $20K limit. Now even those previously unloved cars from the Scuderia have appreciated. So, best I can do for you is this F355 replica built on a 2000 Pontiac Fiero for $12K in Lynnwood, WA.
Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent. He's a lifelong Alfista and grew up riding two-stroke dirt bikes in rural Washington State when no one gave you dirty looks about all the blue smoke. It's pretty obvious he wrote this bio in third person as he isn't nearly clever enough to put a bunch of witty jokes about writing third person bios in it. He prefers Gretsch guitars through Fender amps with a touch of tape delay.