These guys are on the ball. The Clipper makes a fast cargo hauler with good jump range. Plus she is beautiful.
Here is a cheap outfit for you ($38m including initial purchase), it is not meant for combat, just running. Although it should stand up to small enemy ships.
Upgrade the thrusters as you can afford it, it will handle better. You’ll get away with using that same power plant up to A spec, just disable your cargo hatch.
…and once it is fully upgraded, you’ll have quite a weapon on your hands 🙂