@John Korling posted:
If that being the case, I myself would have numbered it as anything other than a 6464 box car. Also I'd disagree with the description of the metal guide doors and side rivet detail as "deluxe features." In the traditional and historical perspective of 6464 boxcars, those details were standard features, not deluxe or optional features.
Just my own opinion of course.
... and that get's to the root of the question; what makes a 6464, a 6464? There is no one answer, just lots, and I mean LOTS, of opinions, as John shared his. I've talked to innumerable people about this, and the top 3 answers are:
To be a 6464, it needs full rivet detail and double metal door guides.
To be a 6464, it has to have the digits 6464 on it.
Only cars issued prior to 1970 are 6464's; not matter what you call a car made after 1970, it's not a 6464.
Everyone should follow their own personal definition when making their own purchasing decisions. No one should buy something they don't want, regardless of what it's called.