The cars did well on the sales front right from the beginning, but in truth, the company was already two years late for the party. He found one in better shape, and I think I gave him $400 or $500 for it. It was pretty rusty and you could see through the floorboards. He gutted the car and did some bodywork, then had it painted its original aqua color. He wanted “something different than everyone else has out there.” So what did he get? 1941 WILLYS POWERLINE PICKUP JEEP 1 OF A KIND DIESEL A/C 5/SP 50 M.P.G. 750 hp with a/c! James G. Murphy Co. Auctioneers will conduct an ONLINE ONLY auction October 1 - 8.

But once he started working on his Nova, it became clear he wouldn’t stop until it was perfect. He was all over it. More specifically, he picked up a 350/290 Deluxe from his local Chevy dealership: Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, California. It’s close, and it looks good.

And whenever he takes his 1962 wagon out for a spin, he is reminded that he is not alone in his appreciation for the enduring little Chevys. I had to piece those together from a four-door, I think it was.

From there, all the trim was sent to Charles Sihilling Metal Polish to be rechromed and polished. - Day Three Build Recap, Week To Wicked: Building a 1955 Chevy in 5 Days! Tools. When I re-did all the bushings, that made a big difference,” he said. On the contrary, he had owned them before, but not a wagon, and not one from the nameplate’s debut 1962 year.

Although Shawn’s plans for the car changed from “fixing a few things” to rebuilding the wagon from the ground up, he still wanted it to serve the same purpose. Nashville, TN. Shawn let out a loud yawn as he listed off all the boring cars he’s owned. His intent when purchasing the car was not to go head over heels and dive into a full restoration. Got a car you’d like us to feature as our “Car of the Week“? The car will never be named prom queen at any car shows, and it will lose out every time in a popularity contest to all the flashy coupes and convertibles of all vintages that litter the hobby. Everything about it says fun! 2013 Super Chevy Show Edmonton - Hybrids, Racing, And Bow Tie Fun … Canadian Style! Sign Up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your inbox. A total restoration needed for this COMPLETELY original 1963 Chevy Nova Wagon. Providing spark is a PerTronix electronic distributor and plug wires while the exhaust system is comprised of stock ram’s-horn manifolds dumping into 2 1/2-inch pipes and out DynoMax mufflers. 1962 Chevrolet Nova. Wheelies are cool.

“I painted all that and put it all back together myself. Well, not really, but a few years ago he decided it was time to change it up. “They were reproducing the floors but not the quarter panels. Better still, the shop was just a few miles away in the city of Orange.

Tying in the new braking components is a master cylinder and booster from Wilwood. With the upgraded powerplant, Shawn saw it fit to throw on some beefier brakes, so he picked up a disc brake kit from ABS Power Brakes that utilize four-piston calipers up front, single-piston calipers in the rear, and 11-inch rotors at all four corners. I bought some headers for it, then I got to thinking, ‘You don’t see many of these around.'

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Don’t ask him why, but Harold Stuber found himself wishing for a plain Jane 1962 Nova station wagon. [1962 Novas] are pretty rare and pretty hard to find, but there are a couple at the junkyards where I got the parts. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit. Ford had debuted its Falcon for 1960 and had built about 900,000 of them before the Chevy II’s and Novas came along. Production totals were recorded by body style only. Other guys dream about ‘50s fins, “Split Windows,” brass beauties or Hemi muscle. Hugger orange, black leather interior, with 6-way power drivers seat. - Super Chevy Magazine. ‘What a great car. A lot of people don’t like the four-doors, so I guess they scrapped them. “It’s fun to drive. This 1962 Chevy Nova has many custom touches in its interior and bodywork and is powered by a Gen. VI Chevy big-block V8 engine displacing 454 ci - Super Chevy Magazine. The Craigslist hunt began and he searched until he found this ’62 Nova just around the corner in Garden Grove, California. I painted under the hood and all that. Now I wish I still had it. The options list was long and included PowerGlide transmission, air conditioning, power windows, steering and brakes, padded dash, heavy-duty brakes, push-button radio and antenna, seat belts, wire wheel covers and whitewalls. Tying the whole look of the car together is a set of 17x7 American Racing VN805 Blvd chrome wheels wrapped in Sumitomo HTR2 tires, 205/45R17 front and 225/45R17 rear. Old, rare, muscle cars, street rods auctions, 1962 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Gasser Pro Street Touring 62 63 64 65 Station Wagon, 1962 Chevy II Nova 400 Series Station Wagon, GRANDPAWS BARNFOUND 1962 CHEVY II NOVA 400 STATION WAGON, 1964 Chevrolet Nova Wagon Street Rod 1962 1963 1965 1966 station wagon, 1962 CHEVY II NOVA STATION WAGON COMPLETE WITH 327/350 HP HIGH OUTPUT ENGINE, 1964 Chevrolet Nova Chevy II Wagon Station Wagon 383 Stroker V8 3 Speed Automati, 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Station Wagon, 1966 Chevrolet Nova Chevy ii Station Wagon. But he was able to get it running and the first time he brought it over to me I said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to have this!’ I just couldn’t believe it. It’s always been reliable.”, Stuber says he’s always had an appreciation for the humble Novas, even back in his teenage years when his sister drove one.

“At least 15 years ago, it had to be, a friend of mine found the car rotting away in the weeds somewhere,” recalled Stuber, a resident of Stevens, Pa. “He tore into it and got it running.

To adequately accomplish his goals of making it into a reliable cruiser, Shawn went straight for a tried-and-true 350 small-block crate engine from Chevrolet Performance. Although Shawn did go a little beyond his original plans for the car, he didn’t forget his initial intentions completely. Some guys lust after fabulous Classic prewar automobiles. It’s fun to drive and it’s solid, especially with the power brakes and power steering … When I first got it I drove it everywhere. He found himself a four-door 1962 Chevy II Nova station wagon. 1962 CORVAIR MONZA STATION WAGON The paint is old but shines well and very few flaws. We get it. This is a beautiful 1962 Chevrolet Nova convertible. Changin’ It Up With A Beautifully Beefed-Up 1962 Nova Wagon, 1962 Chevrolet Nova Gasser Front Subframe Install to Get that Old-School Look, Home-Built 705-horsepower 1962 Chevrolet Nova Street Machine. “When I first got it, all the bushing were bad and it was sloppy to drive, but after I re-did all that it’s a lot better.

He also converted the back window to a power unit and replaced the rear window screen. Stuber admitted his biggest regret was his decision not to keep the car’s original 194-cid straight-six engine. As a manager of an auto shop himself, Shawn knew a thing or two about working on cars, but he decided it wouldn’t hurt to learn from the Nova experts and they struck a deal to collectively work on his ’62. “I had the body painted, but not the interior or the inside,” he said. In the suspension department, there was no need for anything fancy, Shawn just needed it to get him down the road and make him look good doing it. Stuber doesn’t care. The 1968 models were fully redesigned with an extensive restyle on a longer 111-inch wheelbase that gave Chevy's compacts a chassis that was just one inch shorter than that of the midsize Chevelle coupe. When he purchased the car, the previous owner gave him a parts catalog from Modern Performance Classics, a shop specializing in Novas and Chevy IIs. Behind the crate engine lives a 700-R4 built by KBL Transmissions in Huntington Beach, California.
Many upgrades, too! Don’t ask him why, but Harold Stuber found himself wishing for a plain Jane 1962 Nova — a station wagon no less! “But I do have the original air-cooled two-speed transmission in it, which is unusual.”. Week To Wicked: Did We Finish As Planned?

“Well, my buddy finally decided to sell it.

The base Chevy II’s came with a 153-cid four-cylinder, although buyers could get the six if they wanted it.

Original Shows, Motorsports and Live Events, Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. He showed up to pick up his parts and got to talking with owners Rudy and Dale, who, as it turned out, had a little workshop out back where they worked on Novas regularly. Inside the spacious cabin of Shawn’s station wagon, he swapped out the stock front bench seat for buckets from a ’65 Nova and had Costa Mesa Upholstery in Costa Mesa, California, wrap everything in a tasteful mix of black cloth and vinyl. Dream cars come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and Stuber’s dream catcher is a wonderfully simple and humble four-door wagon. By then he had patched the floors and it had passed inspection. At the time, the rear-engined Corvair was GM’s only small car — unless you count the Corvette — but the Blue Oval was quickly proving that there was a market for smaller no-frills automobiles that got decent mileage and didn’t take up as much room in the garage. He finally had something a little different that he could proudly show off at his local cruise-ins. After several years of collecting and selling Chevy Nova parts, Joe Mendoza finally was able to complete his 1962 Chevy Nova convertible and bring home a trophy. Beach Auto Sound in Huntington Beach, California, installed a RetroSound head unit that controls two 6 1/4-inch and two 6x9 speakers. “When I got it, he kept asking me if I wanted the original motor. Car has several places with rust and currently does not run.

Other guys dream about '50s fins, “Split Windows,” brass beauties or Hemi muscle. “Yeah, it’s kind of a sad story,” he said. Wagons like Stuber’s were priced at $2,497 without any add-ons, and his car was a very base model when it left the factory. I pretty much had it all torn apart. “Then after I had it for a while I wanted to put a V-8 in it. With the interior, I had a local guy re-do the seats for me. The Nova he purchased then was nothing like the one you see now. Stuber began collecting parts and pieces for the wagon almost immediately and drove the car — “my Flintstone flyer” he says — for a few years the way it was, but when the suspension started to give out, he decided to get serious about restoring the Nova from bumper to bumper. In factory form, the small-block is good for 300 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque.

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