For Sale: 1962 Chevrolet Nova in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1962 Chevrolet Nova Convertible

As of this writing we are firmly entrenched in the throes of winter here on the East coast. Although the threat of a big snow has subsided in recent years, we can still look forward to the ever approaching warmer weather. With this approach, the fantasy of hopping in our classic, putting the top down, and going for a good old fashioned fossil burning cruise, going no place in particular but that is what it's all about. Good old fashioned fun!

For consignment, have your dreams become reality with this 1962 Chevrolet Nova offered up. It is on top notch form, with its wet looking menacing black finish, mirror-like accents, and futuristic dash and perfect seats in blazing red to accent the black. Throw in a modern 350ci mill with a B&M torque converter on the transmission and this once unassuming grocery getter meant for the suburban mom becomes your competition's worst nightmare. Drop the hanky, but your rivals better pick it up on the way down the strip because it's all over but the cryin' and they'll need it.

Laser straight steel panels have been artfully crafted and formed onto the classic look that oozes the early 1960's. Beautifully polished chrome makes up the egg crate grille leading the way with its single flanking headlight within a shiny bezel on either side. The matching perfectly polished bumper below frames the front bottom and prepares us for the visual journey rearward. On the front quarter corners are dual streak like trimmings just aft of the headlights and these give the appearance of movement all the while the car is merely sitting there, laughing at how nice it is. A perfectly aligned hood mounts between these quarters and moves up and down effortlessly. Clear glass for the windshield and the passenger compartment which have shiny trimmings surrounding them. The door skinstake the central crease in the steel and keep in going to the rear quarters where in between the quarters is a chromed rocker trimming on the bottom. Hanging off the doors is a small round mirror within which you could brush your teeth and comb your hair on the outside chroming, they are that perfect. A shiny gas cap covering is now on and some nifty badging of the era on the back of each quarter. On the back, the small trunk deck is definitely of the compact car cars and has edged trimmings for more highlighting. These trimmings frame vertical rectangular tail lights and back lights on either corner, with a central badge. Below is another perfection mirror-like bumper framing the central license plate. 15-inch American Racing special edition polished 5 spoke wheels are wrapped with like new black wall rubber. So applause please.

The original full metal jacket dash with its dual, edge spear stamped center is bathed in perfectly applied red. An oval instrument cluster is within a white sprayed aluminum panel which has round gauges on either edge and is fronted by an original red steering wheel with half chromed horn ring. In the center is another pointed oval panel housing the radio which has been updated to a retro styled AM/FM/Cassette neatly installed in the oval. Plenty of shiny knobs and pulls are below and on the driver's left is a trio of aftermarket gauges hanging below the dash in a shiny stamped panel. Turning our eyes to the chairs,which are arrest me red benches front and back, are tighter than a high school band's drums. These chairs have tuck and roll center inserts and smooth bolsters and centers, as well as piped patterned uppers on the backs with more smooth red vinyl. Door panels are equally as impressive with vertical arrest me red vinyl tuck and rolling and smooth uppers and lowers. These all sporting perfect polished cranks and actuators. Red carpeting, stain free and like new, is under the seats and throughout the interior. A shout out to the black canvas convertible top which is also like new, has a plastic clear rear window and moves up and down effortlessly. It also has a red tonneau covering which looks spectacular in the down position matching the red interior. We're cruisin' now!

A lift of the hood and we are still within the spectacular realm of eye candy so sweet I'm about to turn for my insulin. Here we see a beautifully restored and blinged with chrome 327ci V8. It has chromed valve coverings, a polished Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb also from Edelbrock. On back a TH350 3-speed automatic with a B&M 2800-3200rpm converter and for the spinning of the rear tires a 10 bolt 2.73 rear axle. Other highlights include ribbed stainless hoses, an orange painted block and red radiator which is aluminum, and more chrome coating for the fan. Shiny black paint coats all the surrounds and even a polished master cylinder completes the high level of detailing of the engine bay.

Putting this showpiece up on the lift and the hits just keep on comin'. Here we see a like new fuel tank, black painted steel stamped and cast surfaces, and a dual exhaust. The floor pans have been repaired but all is now very secure and rust free. Upfront, independent coil springs are providing the ride, and on back leaf springs with traction bars grab the tarmac. Power disc braking is new in front and power drums on back. As Mr. Burns would say Excellent as he wrings his hands!

I love this showpiece and it did not disappoint on my test drive. A quick fire up and a wonderful sound came from the car. On the test track it performed flawlessly as expected. I did find the horn notable to toot, the exhaust rattled against the body just a bit, and the speedo read 120mph and higher at ALL times. I heard an occasional vacuum leak under the dash as well.

Plenty of WOW factor with this grocery getter come menacing Nova with shades of the upcoming SS in the future. A fab job on the rest leaving no detail or stone unturned.


04-Chevy II Nova 400 I6
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
121374-Sequential Unit Number


04C-3rd Week April
STYLE 62 0467-1962 Chevy II Nova 400 Convertible
BODY WR12503-Willow Run Body #
TRIM 786-Red & Ivory Vinyl Buckets
PAINT 900 5-Tuxedo Black
E-Tinted Glass All
L2-Black Top

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Chevrolet Nova
  • Listing ID: CC-1688674
  • Price: $51,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Nova
  • Exterior Color:Tuxedo Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:31579
  • Stock Number:4885
  • VIN:20467W121374
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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