I have accidentally got myself into the market for an old 1956 something or another and its either a 56 Buick Special Riviera 2 door hardtop with a 3 speed on the column or a 56 Pontiac StarChief Catalina 2 door hard top. I need to decide since the Buick may end up being a parts car if I dont buy it...but its 9 hours away and I cannot see it. The Pontiac is right down the street and is a solid CA car with absolutely no major rust at all, not rot, runs, needs lines, windshield, and brake system overhauled to get it cruising. The Buick needs floors, a little body mount fixin, fuel tank, lines, brake system, windshield, some body work, runs as well. Not sure about electrical on both of them, but probably needs some work. The Buick is $2900 and I would spend 500 to get it here so $3500 total, the Pontiac is solid and is 5,000 but it right down the street from me. HELP ME!!! I would have to sell my truck to get the Pontiac, but can afford the Buick without selling it right away, but it needs more work and I have no clue what condition it is like since I cannot see it. All I have is pics. Let me know what you think I should do or what you would do. If I had the $ I would take both! Thanks guys. Here are some photos to help. I would more than likely have to sell the one I choose later to help fund my '67 Lincoln hot rod project so thats a factor too...resale. The first 4 photos are the Buick and the last 5 or so are the Pontiac following the photo of the Pontiac to the end.