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Do you ever just look at a car and say, "Yes!" With its metallic
paint, nicely finished interior, upgraded V8 power, upgraded
suspension, and five-speed stick shift, this rare 1963 Chevrolet II
Nova convertible fits in with the pony car crowd but also gallops
in its own direction.
You don't see too many of these Nova convertibles around do you?
They cost about as much as some Impalas when new, and so few were
willing to spend the extra cash on a droptop. It gave the
convertible Nova lower production numbers where you were over 10
times more likely to see a coupe or sedan than a ragtop. Today that
makes for quite a rare classic where scarcity buys true
distinction. These Chevy II Novas debuted a few years before the
Mustang, but this one has a lot of that same small size with
big-time flare that we loved from the pony cars. You see it in the
factory items that have been nicely maintained like bright grille
and wide chrome bumpers. And they invested nicely in the right
pieces, like the crisp black convertible top. But the real standout
of this one is on the modern application of metallic maroon paint.
It gives this sunshine-friendly droptop a little extra pop every
time the sunlight hits the sheetmetal. The 15-inch inch Rally wheel
package and aggressive stance hint that the upgrades are more than
just on the surface.
While you might like the look of how the lack roof complements the
maroon paint, when you take the top down, you reveal a whole new
dimension. The bright white on the seats and door panels contrast
nicely with the paint to give you a timelessly attractive package.
They did a nice job with the details - everything from the radio
block-off plate to the reconditioned top frame. But what you'll
really love is how this was made for driving. There are great
classic performance elements like the bucket seats and SS steering
wheel. And that's joined by upgraded like the large column-mounted
tach and an extra great on the floor shifter.
One look under the hood, and you can instantly see there was plenty
left in the budget for upgrades here. It starts with a 350
cubic-inch crate V8. It inhales deeply with an Edelbrock aluminum
intake and new Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. So you get nice
power and a sweet rumble out of the dual exhaust. Plus, you have
great supporting components, like a new starter, new electronic
ignition, and a new aluminum radiator. This is a great motor for
the road, and so you'll love the full control you get from the
upgraded five-speed manual transmission. As you look at the
undercarriage photos, you're going to see that they invested in
plenty of great driving upgrades, including new CPP tubular A-arms
and front disc brakes.
Beautiful, rare, powerful, and an all-around driver - this is the
best of everything. And if you hurry, it can all be yours. Call
Location:Concord, North Carolina
Exterior Color:Honduras Maroon
- Interior Color:White
- Stock Number:5167-CHA