The paint is pretty worn on the corners of the machine, but I would consider it more wear and tear than anything. There is a rust spot on the lower left side of the machine (see picture). The chrome slot where the drinks are vended has a crack where the metal was originally put together, and I epoxied it to keep it from spreading (see picture). The C on the Cavalier emblem is missing (see picture).
There is some slight surface rust located on different parts of the machine, but again, I feel like this is primarily wear and tear. I feel like this machine is in incredible condition considering it is 55 years old.I personally would not do anything to the machine, but plug it up and enjoy it. The item "ANTIQUE CAVALIER C-55D VINTAGE 15 COCA-COLA VENDING SODA POP COKE MACHINE" is in sale since Saturday, December 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Soda". The seller is "brooksvilleboy" and is located in LaGrange, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.