It nonetheless amazes me what I find out about my spouse even after virtually 24 years of marriage. You see after I get caught on what automobile to jot down about for my Decide of the Day, I generally will ask a pal if they’ve any concepts. I take advantage of that concept to discover a good instance at a good worth on ClassicCars.com.
It being virtually 8 p.m. I requested my spouse who, whereas not a dyed within the wool automobile particular person, nonetheless is aware of what she likes if she had any concepts.
Her response to my shock was, “How a few Chevy Nova.”
My rapid response to my spouse, who collects Saabs was, “You want Novas?”
“Sure, I feel they’re neat automobiles and look cool. I’ve all the time favored Novas since I used to be little.”
Since I’ve by no means owned a Nova, I referred to as my pal Joe Murphy in Pittsburgh who, you guessed it, collects Novas. He at the moment has 4 of them from numerous eras. I requested Joe what it was in regards to the Nova that he favored a lot.
Joe mentioned, “The Nova is dependable, easy to keep up, and enjoyable to drive. There are many totally different fashions with one thing for everybody. You simply really feel good whilst you drive them. What you get in a Nova is a steering wheel, a shifter, and an engine, that about it. They’re enjoyable to drive due to that simplicity. I’ve had my 1964 SS for 31 years with it’s straight six engine, Powerglide transmission, bucket seats, beneath sprint air. All I’ve accomplished in 31 years is exchange a set of plug wires, a distributor cap, spark plugs, and alter the oil usually. I’ts a kind of automobiles the place you simply sit along with your arm out the window whilst you drive it, having fun with being behind the wheel. On the freeway it’ll cruise all day at 65 mph and whereas the engine may be screaming slightly it simply runs and runs. It’s a no worries automobile that you just simply get in it and drive.”
With this type of endorsement, The Decide of the Day is a 1963 Nova SS painted in its unique shade of Ermine White over a Aqua vinyl inside with manufacturing unit bucket seats. This automobile is positioned in Depew, New York.
The vendor states that this 1963 Chevrolet Nova SS is simply the best way it was when it got here from the manufacturing unit. This automobile is in glorious form in and out! Take a look at the images to see how clear the trunk and undercarriage are.
This Nova options its appropriate inline-six motor and automated transmission. Earlier than you assume how may this be a SS with a 6 cylinder engine, it is advisable to know that each one 1963 and ’64 Nova SS automobiles are powered by an inline-six.
This automobile can also be outfitted with air-con. The Cowl plate decodes as: 06C constructed third week of June of 1963, 196304, Chevy II Nova 400 with a 6 cyl, 37, 2 door coupe, KC: Kansas Metropolis, MO meeting plant, 11422, construct Sequence, 721, Aqua vinyl buckets, 936E Ermine White, B70, Tinted Windshield, M35, Padded Sprint, Z03, Powerglide Transmission, and the primary sequence designates it as a Tremendous Sport.
It’s lacking two issues, the trim on high of the fenders and the rear wheel nicely trim. Since that is considerably laborious to search out, we’re guessing it received misplaced when it was painted. As well as, the rear of the automobile between the taillights must be painted silver. Past that this automobile is a pleasant instance and these are all issues that may be attended to.
In 1991 my pal Joe paid $2,650 for his 1964 Nova SS. Sadly these days are lengthy gone, however the $34,963 asking worth of this automobile is greater than truthful out there as we speak.
So, in order for you a basic American that’s the definition of simple, it’s best to think about this 1963 Nova SS. Who is aware of, 30 plus years later it would find yourself being your favourite automobile too.