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View Poll Results: 55 or 64
64 gto 14 41.18%
55 chevy 20 58.82%
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:39 PM
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which would you buy (pics)

Ok ive got an opportunity to buy one of these cars. same price. any input?

#1 1964 gto-(real one) 455 with auto trans, (still has clutch pedal) needs interior work but runs and drives.

#2 1955 chevy 2 door hardtop, 283 vette motor,muncie 4speed, hasnt been run in a while but will start and drive on trailer.

both cars have clear title. and are comparable rust.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:13 PM
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For resale, I'd go with the GTO even though it has the wrong motor & trans. The market is strong IMO


Due to my own preferences for a "keeper", I'd go with the 55 unless the rust is popping through all over & under. Both are great cars to own. I'll admit I would maybe go with the GTO if it was my favorite year...65..
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:42 PM
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which one

man thats a tough one.get both. i guess my vote is the gto.i havent seen one in a long time.
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I voted for the GTO
it already has modern suspension and brakes compared to the 55 plus the 64 body style is awesome and you'll never have any trouble selling should you grow tired of it. I'm a big fan of all the 64-67 GM A bodies and own one myself
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:48 PM
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Maybe I am a bit biased in that I own a 65 Buick Gran Sport so the GTO is a "been there done that" car for me. They are GREAT cars, teh GM "A" Body. The best all around cars for handling, comfort, trunk size, power, they are just awsome. I recently had a 57 in my driveway for a number of months storing it for a buddy. I have to say, I never really had much love for them, but now, I would say that Vette/Muncie Five-Five would be my choice hands down.

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FIFTY FIVE!!!!!!!!
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55 nothing like body panels you can stick weld on.
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55 GTOs are nice too but im partial to 66-67s. Get em both if you can, but dont leave without the 55.

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If you are worried about the missing side stainless trim on the 55... you can do this















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I always see this car at Massachusetts shows, but found out that it lives real close to my town. Ex- Connecticut Dragway car. And here's ab older pic from another show last year...

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The 55
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Better yet, you go buy the GTO, and tell me exactly the location of the 55, and I will go buy it!

Just kidding. I prefer the 55, but what does your heart say? What car turns you on more?

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food for thought:

man hours and parts and materials cost to re-do a 50's car body is atleast twice what a 60's car costs.....{unless you just do a putty and paint and PRAY trailer queen}

we will write you a estimate for a 60's car.....
our estimate for a 50's car is: "shop rate per hour and parts/materials till it's done"

a major reason why the early chevy's do pull down big bucks at a auction is it does cost that much to build one!

suggestion: if you do buy the chevy start shopping for a second one for a donor car, you will need it....
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:20 AM
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64 GTO for sure. 55 Chevys are way over done.
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anybody else, this is fun, and helping, im getting ansy
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Hmmmmmm, now let me see - - - - - LOL
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