The reason I'd say go with digital is because most older analog tuners will need an alignment/restoration to give you their full potential. A tuner alignment cannot be done without special equipment and knowledge. I don't care how good of a DIY'er you are, Tuner alignment is a different boat.
On the other hand, most digital tuners from the late 80's/early 90's will be fine without an alignment.
Some recommended models:
Sony ST-S550ES or basically any of the ES tuners. Just beware of the models that have the 'audio current transfer' outputs because they have a special output cable.
Yamaha TX-5xx, or TX-7xx. The 5xx models go pretty cheap and are fine quality.
Pioneer models starting with F (there is a model F-445 on ebay right now that is almost too cheap to pass up)
Or, just about any Onkyo model. There is a T-4017 ending in a few hours that is only bid to $10. I had a T-407 that was fabulous. Stay away from the really low end models though (check FmTunerinfo)