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I need help on making a decision.

I can't decide on if I want to buy a 65 LeMans or a 68. Here some information on both vehicles. The 68 is local and is running. The asking price is 6k. The 65 is not running; owning said it needs a timing set and is about 5 to 6 hours away. The asking price is 4k, but he said he would throw in a 67 GTO 400cid engine(heads & block) plus an '88 GTA TPI 350cid engine w/700R4 for another $1500. Both cars body looks good picture wise and the interior or both look decent. Both seller said that they are willing to come down on the price. I'm not willing to pay more than 4k for vehicle alone and maybe $5000 to $5500 for the car and the extras. I would like some opinions on would you stay local or take a road trip?
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'65 - hands down
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Since they are completely different body styles I would first decide which one you would prefer. If you really don't care, I would go look at the '68 first since it's local(I'd still go look at it regardless...). You may find out it's actually junk, or, it may be very nice. Pictures can hide a lot of issues. The fact that it's running is a plus. For $6k it should be in good shape.

As far as the '65, the 400 would be nice providing it's not just anchor material. Unless you have a use for the '88 350 why pay extra for something you don't need. I would work the 400 into the purchase price, not exceeding $4k. Unfortunately, you would have to make a road trip to see the true condition of everything. Keeping in mind you may come home empty handed....

Can you post up some pix of each?

Is the '68 the same one you posted earlier from CL in Memphis that was in primer?



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Based on pics alone I would say the 65... but is that 68 an endura delete car?
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Well, you got all kinds of advice on the '68 here:
https://www.gtoforum.com/f12/how-veri...-number-39753/

'65 looks interesting. It appears to already have a GTO hood....



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Based on pics alone I would say the 65... but is that 68 an endura delete car?
What do you mean endura delete car?
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It's not. Alky is talking about a GTO.



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65 looks good, i would lean towards that

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