Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. Code-named 'H-35' which design and development beginning in December 1959, Chevrolet's compact Chevy II began as a basic 'economy' car. Riding a 110-inch wheelbase, it was initially powered by four- and six-cylinder engines and formed Chevrolet's competitor to the Ford Falcon. In August 1961, the first Chevy II rolled off the Willow Run, Michigan assembly line and it was the product of one of the fastest new-car development programs in General Motors history. Gradually offered with a wide variety of power, trim, and convenience options, the Chevy II was a huge success and found its way into the hearts of Chevy buyers with its value pricing, economy, sensible size, and sporty appeal. While Chevrolet General Manager Ed Cole introduced the Chevy II to the press on September 29, 1961 as offering "...maximum functionalism with thrift," the Chevy II and its upmarket Nova series also provided maximum performance with minimal weight and cost when ordered with available V-8 engines or when modified for racing or street dominance. Famously, Chevy IIs dominated drag strips in various classes, especially in Super Stock with Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins and in early Funny Car form with legendary racer and showman "Jungle Jim" Liberman. This outstanding 1963 Chevy II Nova SS two-door hardtop is a great example benefiting from a complete restoration and professional resto-mod build completed in early 2014 with less than 500 miles from completion. Powered by a 2012 Camaro SS LS3 V-8 developing 424 hp mated to a six-speed and 3.25:1 Eaton limited-slip rear end with 28-spline axles, the Nova also includes an independent rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and adjustable coilovers, and four-wheel disc brakes. Other highlights include Flowmaster exhaust and an aluminum radiator. The interior is very nicely appointed with new saddle bucket seats, Classic Instruments, and air conditioning with modern R134 refrigerant.