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I just picked up this 55, I researched the Fischer Body plate and found out it came from Ohio, but was originally Onyx Black. It’s a automatic with 71,000 original miles on a 6cyl. I’m torn on what direction to go because I really like the Ivory over Turquoise, the car was stripped to bare metal for the paint work some time ago because other than the body tag information there is no sign of it being black.
 

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The sky is the limit, drive as is or make it your own.
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Welcome aboard. Congratulations on a sweet old car...Your sweet old car that you get to make as if you were ordering new. Some cars are so super original you can't enjoy it for fear of plucking its cherry. Maybe if it's an ultra-rare convertible or a Nomad that some royal family used to have, yeah keep it as it was. Sedans owned by the average man are clean pallets and you're the artist. Make it just exactly like you would have ordered it back in 55. It's for you to enjoy, not some judge at a car show. My 57 210 looks almost exactly like a BelAir because I would have ordered a BelAir. It's a 355 with a 5 speed because that's what I would have ordered. Have fun with this thing, put your mark on and drive the wheels off it.
 

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It's for you to enjoy, not some judge at a car show. .... Have fun with this thing, put your mark on and drive the wheels off it.
iquitos is often a source for well-reasoned advice - and well worth considering. I will add to also keep in mind the time/cost factor involved as some upgrades and modifications can take much of both, and sometimes take on a life of their own and rob one of the opportunity to actually enjoy the car. I've done it both ways - keep pretty much as is and appreciate it for what it is; and 100% tear down/rebuild to a vision in my head. Both have merits and perils. It is a calculation only you can weigh. Whichever direction you go can be a win for you. Good luck!
 

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Welcome aboard. Very cool car. If it was mine I’d leave it alone and enjoy but if I had deep pockets and wasn’t worried about getting my money back out hiring someone to do the paint and body work to get it in the original color would certainly be on the agenda.
 
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