It's only November and this winter is already shaping up to be a rough one. If you are in the market for a new car, there aren't many choices for under twenty-grand. However the pre-owned market is plentiful, so what's the best vehicle under $10,000 to conquer the cold?

Here are the rules:

  • Selections aren't limited to simply 'cars' (kit cars, trucks, and military/commercial vehicles included)
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $10,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn't go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the best classic car for less than $10,000 .

Now go find a car the best winter-beater for less than ten-large.

I'll arrange the best selections afterwards.

Photo credit: Michael Gil