Congratulations! I've owned the same (in red) for 19 years (though it may be moving on soon), lots of ups and downs, but the lasting memory will be that it's a blast to drive.
The BB should be a valuable source of information and experience for you, hope you can fine a reliable and knowledgable mechanic nearby, as many things on a 38-year-old car will need attention--besides the normal maintenance, which is important.
What are the details of your car? What shape is it in, what made you choose it?