You could look at one of the last couple years of the second generation f-bodies, namely the Trans Am. I actually prefer the look of the later year third gens, mostly the 88s-90s. Not of fan of the front end of the 91 and 92 model. If you're handy with the wrench, there is a ton of info out there of swapping in an LS based engine into the third gen f-body. You need to modify your motor mounts, but there are a few places that have them for sale.
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.