Best of luck in your search. Don't be too picky about colors unless you are willing to wait a while- I 'settled' for Formula Red, and the car is still great. Actually found it in the 'for sale' section of Prime.
Advice you will probably hear from everyone on this forum is to make sure you get a car the most comprehensive maintenance documentation you can find. That's a good idea, sure, but it sounds like you are willing and able to do a lot of the work. I have no idea when the timing belt was last changed on mine. Previous owner said it was done a year ago, but without papers? I'm probably going to break out the tools.