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55' or 56' Which should I get?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ltlgto, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Avette4me
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 18

    from Tuttle, OK

    no shit...
  2. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    I'm not the least bit biased. I've had 3 55's, NINE 56's, and 2 57's. GET THE 56!!!!! They're the "least" popular of the tri-fives; everyone knows what a 57 looks like, and all the gasser guys like 55's, so, buck the "trend" and go 56. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 52,771


    when I was lookign for my 55 I didn't even consider a 56. You probably understand.
  4. Cut55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,979

    from WA

    That is a nice '56.
  5. jakedmoe
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 177

    from California

  6. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Can you buy the 56 and trade it for the 55,if so you could take the 1500 you saved and put it towards making the 55 (you really want) more complete.
  7. McDeuce
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
    Posts: 258


    56, it has unique style and looks.
  8. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659


    If you want a 55, buy a 55. $7500 sure seems high to me for a roller, it had better be pretty nice.

    It's a buyers market right now, I would be either making a lowball offer, or continue looking for a better buy.

    I bought a nice solid 55 hardtop in October for $6500, it came with a 327 and auto, and with some wiring and general tuning-upping, it's a runner. I paid half what the seller was talks


    While I was searching for my 55, there was a 55 2 dr sedan in NE for $2500, it was a nose high roller with radiused wheelwells
  9. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,613

    Butch M

    It would be hard to pick I like em both.....
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 435


    I think, a 55.

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  11. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,676


    I think 56's make nice customs, and 55's make better gassers,--- that's why they're done to death.
  12. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,300

    from Midwest

    Food for thought!!!

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  13. falfas55
    Joined: Apr 21, 2004
    Posts: 288


    Take it from me,you can't go wrong with the 55.They make the coooolest gassers.FALFA
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  15. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,300

    from Midwest

    A couple more favorites of mine...

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  16. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky


    Heres a suppose to be solid roller for around 7500 and it may be worth it but when you consider there are some decent drivers out there for around 10 and less I wouldnt give it but
    I guess alot depends on what you are willing to spend and what level of car you expect to have when you are done.
  17. 55driver
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 130


    Get a '55. No matter how nice the '56 comes out in the end, everytime you see a '55 you'll still want one.
  18. I'd go for the '56, but then I might be a little biased.
  19. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    56 theres way to many 55 around ...
  20. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    man,,, i love that 55!!!! its the one that started my real love for 55 post cars....
  21. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    I think all the tri-fives are bad a$$ed. If you put the same parts on each one it would be hard for me to decide. 55 has style, 56 has class, 57 is a classic.
  22. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,363


    I am no expert on early chevies, but if you change the front sheet metal
    and the tail lights could you not achieve the look you desire?
  23. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


  24. 55's rockers curve out before they roll under..56's&7's (and up just about) just curve under.

    55 chevy's are my Favorite(if anybody cares)
    56's are the most expensive out of thhe tri 5's .. just compare the taillight prices & how many front end parts there are

    A 56 w/ no mouldings, weld the holes closed (lnfluenced by a '55-150 series) an a nose up stance would also be "Different"
  25. "55's rockers curve out before they roll under..56's&7's (and up just about) just curve under."

    So you would have to alter the lower front fender shape of whichever you were going to modify.
  26. Chris Melzo
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 295

    Chris Melzo
    from Reno, NV

    There are a LOT of 55 gassers out there, I would get the 56 cause it sounds like a better deal. And to be different:cool:
  27. Theo:HotRodGod
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 565


    I would go with the 55. Think Harrison Ford in American Graffitti.
    That is one car that gives me a semi!!!
  28. BrandonG
    Joined: Jan 7, 2009
    Posts: 43


    If your like me, my mind changes and my projects change constantly. The 55 sounds pretty high for a starting point. You could always offer what you want to give for it and walk away if he does not want to deal.

    The 56 sounds like a good deal. I like all the tri 5's about the same. I have had a 55, 56 and now have a 57 handyman. If the 56 is close to being on the road, "I" would get it, DRIVE it and when you find the 55 you want and you still want it, Sell off the 56 or trade it off.

    Hell, it doesn't matter what you do, it will be wrong. If you buy the 55, it will be a money pit with tons of hidden treasures , if you buy the 56, you will find a 55 for half the price and twice the condition, and if you don't buy either, it will be 4 years before you find another.

    Hope this helps:} good luck.
  29. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    :D:D:D You nailed it!
  30. jonahboo
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 311

    from NJ

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