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1963 Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe - Click on photo for lots more info...

1963 Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe - Click on photo for lots more info...


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Charlie 05-May-2012 13:41
Ferril, do you still have the buckets and console? charlie@38chevy.com
ferril 27-Jul-2011 13:27
i have 63 nova ss front buckets in very good condition, also have the center console for powerglide!!!!!!
Rick 26-Apr-2011 00:52
Seems to me after doing more research, and spending to much time to mention trying to find all the data i can on these cars...since i recently acquired a 62 Nova Convertible... Rick Johnson is somewhat accurate in his descriptions... the first V8 offered was in fact in 62 in the Nova's, although not very common at the time, a Buick dealership started installing them, GM took notice at the overall sales numbers and started offering them as well(that all took place in 62)<62 end year production Chevy 2 convertible 283 V8.
BTW, I also acquired an extreme amount of 62 to 65 nova parts, to many to list, if your in need of something, email me at Nc2kno@gmail.com
JOE 04-Apr-2011 23:06
I have a 2 speed power glide out of a 1963 nova for sale.
1-269-209-4943
JOE
bob breaden 03-Mar-2011 23:59
Looking for 1962 to 1964 trunk lid in thge process bring a 163 rag top back to life with a 1963 283 the quarters are on the trunk floor need to do, passenger window winder7 glass chrome holder two pieces,need new convertible top Bob 905 473 1048 Mount Albert Ontario
joey 19-Feb-2011 04:41
hey dennis with the 62 check out modern performance classics(all nova and chevy 2 parts)for the steering arms and spindles to update the 62
Joey 19-Feb-2011 04:36
I have an original powerglide and v6 out of a 62 nova 2dr hard top .Both are in good shape and are for sale at a very reasonable price .I have a 64 project in process and have no need for the old motor and glide.Make an offer for both or buy em seperate.Contact me via e mail as i said both motor and trans in good shape.
dennis sastini 30-Nov-2010 03:43
i have a 62 nova and im looking for stock steering and spindles for a 63 to 67 because i bought a cpp front upper and lower a arm set up and as all of you know my 62 has spindles the size of a toothpick so i cant use the 5 lug stuff i have on the kit.
Guest 30-Nov-2010 03:42
Dennis sastini e-mail htrdcarnut@comcast.net
ken 30-Jun-2010 01:52
KEN MY EMAL ADD. IS barnes2845@att.net
KEN 30-Jun-2010 01:48
I NEED DOOR TRIM FOR 1963 CHEVY TWO DOOR MAINLY DRIVERS SIDE .I FORGOT TO SAY THAT IS A CHEVY 11 NOVA.ANYONE CAN HELP I WOULD APPERICATE IT.
danboyd14-Jan-2010 01:41
I have a 63 Acadian Sport Deluxe Convert
http://www.63acadian.com
Im just in process of stripping it down
I would like to know what color of red is the picture of the 63 Nova here
Thats the color i want to paint mine (was originally red) Paint code "V"
Thomas Reeves 02-Jan-2010 01:28
Trying to locate a entire passneger door for a 1963 Chevy nova 2door no post. Bubbyt1964@aol.com
mike 06-Dec-2009 02:27
have top half of center console 1963 chevy 2 ss and a diecast front lip molding in very good shape (all studs) make offer
mike 06-Dec-2009 02:22
need ashtray bracket for 1963 chevy 2
Frank 16-Sep-2009 00:12
I just picked up a 1963 Acadian SD in resonable shape, but it has a 350ci and turbo 350.
Can anyone help direct me to a powerglide and original floor shifter for sale? I am trying to restore it to original. Trans and shifter is the same as 1963 Nova SS.
Thanks
Guest 05-Sep-2009 04:28
Where can I find a 1963 Nova SS 2 speed powerglide transmission selector
lever ?
CHARLES BAGWELL 31-Aug-2009 09:06
I HAVE A 1963 SUPERSPORT NOVA AND I HAD IT PAINTED AND WANTA KNOW WERE I COULD SEND THE DOOR GLASS FRAMES AND HAVE THEM RECHROMED AND HOW EXPENSIVE IS THAT OR SHOULD I ORDER NEW WINDOW GLASS FRAMES
Guest 27-Aug-2009 01:38
how fast can this nova go?
mickey 27-Jul-2009 03:14
I posted a message last week, dont see any responses, how does this site work?
mickey 21-Jul-2009 17:32
On a 63 model Chevy II waht is the difference between 2 door sedan and 2 door coupe, and is there a post 2 door vs. 2 door non post.
mickey 21-Jul-2009 17:26
I just got a 63 Chevy II SS. It is missing the console but has the original powerglide with the floor shifter. You can see the the front and rear brackets on the center hump of the floor. Where can I find one of these? The glove box door is missing, seems easy to find but wondered what emblem would be on it.
Guest 27-Jun-2009 14:16
i have a bench seat from a 1965 nova and also 6 cyl motor and 3 speed trans for sale or trade
rick64057@hotmail.com 25-May-2009 22:34
where can i find front fender, nose and door chrome for '63 400 convertible?
Ken Leonard12-May-2009 19:32
Please note: Do not place for sale ads here. This is specifically a car photography site. I encourge talk about the cars themselves but you are far better off going to a site like The HAMB to ask for parts, etc. Bookmark this site and ask away. There are 30-40,000 gearheads there ready to help you.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5

Ken
Guest 12-May-2009 18:54
still need frt bench seat for my 63 2dr hardtop have xtra parts motor mounts v/8 glass some trim and drip rail
lee callahan 12-May-2009 18:52
STILL LOOKING FOR A BENCH SEAT FOR 63 CHEVY (FRT) HAVE PARTS FROM REBUILD SIDE GALSS XTRA V/8 MOTOR MOUNTS,SOME CHROME,DRIP RAILS lee@genesteffy.com
Paul Flicek 06-May-2009 18:52
I'm looking for chrome rims for my 1963 chevy nova 2.It has the 4 lugs.Do they make cragar rims to fit? anyone know?
Guest 12-Apr-2009 07:10
Check out novasrus.com for 1962-1979 nova parts.
Nery 09-Apr-2009 04:54
Hi guys this Nery from Californiaim still in need of seats for a 63.If you can give me any leads please email me @ nerysocal@hotmail.com Thanks 909-965-6041

Aaron De Gennaro 02-Apr-2009 16:58
I need a good rear body panel with deck lid latch for 63 chevy II.
this piece goes between the tail lights and holds the weather strip.
please help!
Tom Machell 11-Mar-2009 11:56
Looking for bottom front quarter & bottom door trim, passenger side, for 1965 Nova SS. Ship to Nova Scotia, Canada.
Charles 17-Feb-2009 01:57
I have several Parts for 62-67 nova. I have two sets of front 5 lug suspension,5 lug rearend, rust free inner fenders/framerails minus core support for 62-64, contact at nixon91@charter.net
63convert 15-Feb-2009 00:26
johjohnn . Need method to communicate about 63 ss bucket seats you have.
NERY 24-Jan-2009 01:24
i need seats for 63 nova front bench seats or bucket seats.i also need the rear seat.Please e-mail me at nerysocal@hotmail.com Im in southern CALIFORNIA or you can reach me at 1(909)965-6041. thanks
Vickie 21-Jan-2009 04:13
looking for a bench seat for my 62 in northern california. good condition cause I can't afford to reupholster
kiwitrev 20-Jan-2009 04:29
need other vin location for 62 nova conv the door post tag is missing
chevy pride 09-Jan-2009 22:07
puting life back into a 63 nova convertible found in barn need tail pan pleas help
Guest 02-Nov-2008 05:54
I NEED EVERYTHING THAT IT TAKES TO PUT POWER STEERING ON A 1962 NOVA THAT HAS STANDARD STEERING,I WANT IT TO BE ALL STOCK PARTS.JERRY JR@MAKO.COM
johnny 25-Oct-2008 23:38
Need set 14" 4-lug rims for early Chevy II/Nova. Price, ship to Alabama zip 36067. crazymadmaddox@hotmail.com
Ken Leonard25-Oct-2008 02:33
May I suggest you look for your parts on a giant gearhead site known as the HAMB or Hokey Ass Message Board. With 30 to 40,000 gearheads I am sure someone will know where you can get parts.

Here is the link to the board. You will need to register but it is free to use.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5

Ken
Trent 24-Oct-2008 22:21
I am still looking for some bucket seats for my 63SS. I found a good set of seats for a 67, there black and in good condition. I also found a set for I think for a 68, which has the button in the back of the seat. I also need the side molding for the car. I also located a 327 motor which has a steel crank and brand new 30 over pistons in it. The engine was rebuilt years ago but it looks like someone didn,t get there clearances right. Does any one know if the corvair seats will work? I have two extra 63 hoods, one trunk lid and thw front fenders if any one is interested. I am located in Gate City Virginia!
Guest 10-Oct-2008 04:02
ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY NEW SPRING PERCHES FOR A 1962 NOVA?
Trent 07-Oct-2008 01:50
I am still looking for two bucket seats for my 63 SS. Does any one have any idea where to find them? Thanks
steve 11-Sep-2008 02:31
hey,I need a 63 steering wheel--and a rt rear wheel well moulding--(2dr sedan)it extends back toward the bumper---jshalst@comcast.net-----thanks
steve halstenson 05-Sep-2008 01:24
I have a 63 Nova 2dr sedan-not a hardtop. I really need the right rear wheel moulding that goes around the wheel and extends back on the lower fender. I have an almost perfect car with a bad moulding. It is also a factory air car-with ps and pb please help with a moulding----and if luck helps--a red steering wheel----steve---jshalst@comcast.net
vinnysnova 23-Aug-2008 04:01
Is the VIN on a 63 chevy II ONLY on the drivers door jam? Has anyone seen it somewhere else on the car or engine. I just bought a untouched 63 SS but the VIN tag is not on the door jam and I did not get a title.
JERRY 21-Aug-2008 05:52
I NEED A SET OF BUCKET SEATS FOR A 1962 NOVA,EMAIL IS JR@MAKO.COM
Brian Scott 01-Jul-2008 05:11
I'm looking for a 1963 nova complete brake and clutch pedal assembly. I have a complete brake pedal assembly for an automatic trans. for trade. E-mail bscott322@yahoo.com
novass26-Jun-2008 03:35
im lookin for fornt disk breaks for 63 nova 2 ss with 16in whells whats the best to get
Rick11-Jun-2008 21:37
I am trying to fix an old 63 nova that was my dads.It had a 6 cyl in it when i was a boy.I remember the powerglide also.I was born in 63 so childhood memories of the car are limited.I dont know where the motor or tran went pop was lost in nam in 1970.now my son wants the car fixed. jonjohn i would like to talk with you abought the 6 and trany you may pull out.my ph is 318-560-6171 thanks Sylvan.
JoeRogue 28-May-2008 10:48
I am looking for the molding that goes around the two side windows in a 2door sedan 1963 nova,I bought car but never noticed they were missing.I would appreciate any help,maybe someone who parted out a 2dr sedan Thanks in advance Joe
jason 11-May-2008 18:22
my email address on those inexpensive fenders is novafan75@yahoo.com
JASON 11-May-2008 18:20
i am currently looking to purchase a set of inexpensive front fenders for a 62 chevyII please email me with responses.
Ray 10-May-2008 22:17
Where can you buy a fiberglass tilt front end for a 63 Nova?
jason 20-Apr-2008 14:43
Hi there I need rear seats for my 65 chevy 2 nova. I found seats from a 62 chevy 2 nova will it fit my car thanks guys for the help. E-Mail me back soon thanks.
marki07-Apr-2008 03:01
Marki
Just bought a 62 convertible with the enterior and all trim "in a box". The motor wasn't running and tonights discovery was it sounds like I should have left it that way and built a v-8. (lots of bottom end rumbling)
So, anyone know where a guy could find a good start on the list of stuff needed to put a 350 with a 700R into the car? I will most likely have a bunch of extra trim to sell/trade as I inventory my "parts box" Thanks!
robinhorn03-Apr-2008 16:47
Looking for a front bench seat for my 62 chevy II? Anyone trying to get rid of one or know where I can get one?
bugsi 03-Apr-2008 14:21
by the way.....
My 62 ss400 is an early production 63. registered in Texas in 62.
Also, does anyone know a great place to find junk/wrecked early sixties cars? I'm in the process of restoring a Pontiac Bonneville. Thanks
bugsi 03-Apr-2008 14:14
Thanks for the history....
I currently own a fine 62 nova ss400 conv. it still hass most of its original components. I'm planning of installing a full-race v8 pontiac motor, but that also means i would cut and customize the engine bay. i would like to have some ideas from you if i should continue with my project or just keep my fine ss400 stock. thanks.
Angie 29-Mar-2008 19:54
I am wanting to know how to assemble the signal lights on a 63 Chevy Nova
Todd 23-Mar-2008 02:42
I am trying to find the value of a 63 ss nova no motor or trans. thanks...
Guest 18-Mar-2008 19:58
Anyone know where I can find a center console for a 63 SS Chevy II Automatic ? Any help greatly appreciated.... Email me at dc4x4toy@aol.com
Trent 15-Feb-2008 01:36
I am looking for two bucket seats to fit my 63 SS nova! Its three on the tree and has a origional six cylender in it. I have a 327 with Bowtie phase heads and will most likely put it in the car, any advice?
but 10-Feb-2008 22:04
that is so cool
Dena 03-Feb-2008 15:58
I need a front seat, (bench or buckets) for our 62' Nova. If you got seats, e-mail me at nwtc@olypen.com
Washington State
Guest 02-Feb-2008 16:59
johjohnn - How much you want for those front bucket seats?? We are restoring a 62 nova and found a 63 rear seat that fits just fine and now we are needing fronts seats. If you would please send us an e-mail at nwtc@olypen.com with the info. Thanx for your time
johjohnn 26-Jan-2008 03:54
I have a perfect set of 63 ss buckets and rear bench in red for sale as well as crome console and powerglide shifter, 6cyl that runs with powerglide still attached with two speed shifter mounts, a complete 4 lug rear end with brakes and leafs, a powersteering unit, some facory a/c parts, 4 ss hub caps that will fit 5 lug 14'' wheels, front clip without fenders, hood and core support but has full suspension and brakes as well as some other parts that were removed from my ss and replaced with high end aftermarket parts. *****I NEED A RT FRONT DOOR FOR A SS.
Dave 26-Jan-2008 02:43
Charles, are you still looking for an automatic brake pedal assembly for a 63-65 Chevy II? I have one and also need a manual clutch pedal assembly for same.
Guest 18-Jan-2008 23:27
yes i am about to wire my 63 nova and was wondering if anyone could let me know a lttle bit about the wiring setup. the is th eonly thing that i am not good with. email is kmar052581@yahoo.com
Jonathan Booth 29-Nov-2007 17:27
My vin on my 67 chevy II said that it is a chevy II 400 and no one has ever heard of that around here. What does that mean. Thanks.
Guest 14-Nov-2007 22:09
HELP! I am in need of a 63 stock steel hood. Anyone that might have one for a reasonable price, please contact me at clark.weaver@woodgroup.com. I'm located in Colorado.
dan 13-Nov-2007 20:17
CAN ANYONE tell me where to find ingine specs on a 63 Chevy II 300? All of the information i find only pertains to the SS models. I have a 63 Nova 300 and just want general and technical information. Thanks in advance
Guest 26-Aug-2007 12:21
cool car
bad boys 02-May-2007 15:44
I could use a hood for my 63 ss, as well as windshield, power steering unit, brake booster, chrome trim, front seats, and any other misc parts.
coaster23-Apr-2007 23:55
Good shot; cool car.
Bill Roman 07-Apr-2007 15:00
Does the 400 series identify it being a SS ? I have a 63 Nova 400 convertable with SS badges and was wondering if it is a true SS.How many were convertables made in production in 1963 ? thanks for any help
trevor 07-Apr-2007 03:07
i have 2 hoods for 63 nova my nova is a ss and i am puting it together
León 26-Mar-2007 18:46
Hi, i need a back seat for a 63 chevy II, i also have a 63 steel hood in good condition.
msg me ldagieu@hotmail.com. León.
Dave 23-Mar-2007 03:40
I looking for a hood (steel), not cowl induction, for my 1963 nova SS. Hopefully in SoCal area so i can come pick it up. Anybody have one to sell?
pat marshall 19-Mar-2007 22:11
i am lookin for side chrome for a 63 door and qtr both sides have fender chrome also need glove box door chrome for ss
Charles 18-Mar-2007 02:12
I am looking for a automatic brake pedal assembly for 1962-1965 chevy II. My 63 still has brake and clutch pedals.
Guest 14-Feb-2007 00:32
Need to find info on rebuilding a 63' chevy II 4.
bill stocksdale 13-Feb-2007 18:46
i have a chevy truck that i would like to trade for a chevy 11. if you want to see the truck, go to :old chevy truck .com: click on upper left hand corner where it says trucks for sale, go to the 70s, go down to row seven, click on far left picture, the truck is a 1973 black chevy with big block in it. hope to hear from someone, thanks bill
Larry 11-Feb-2007 01:30
Ever sell the 63 ss convertible? lmcatman@aol.com
Robert 08-Feb-2007 21:24
Joy, I have a back seat. It needs to be covered.
Joy Weiss 05-Jan-2007 02:00
I need a back seat for a 1962 Chevy II. Can somebody help me?
Thanks
Eugene
LEE CALLAHAN 26-Dec-2006 22:05
I NEED A FRT SEAT FOR A 1963 NOVA 2 DR HARDTOP I HAVE 2 FIBERGLASS FENDERS AND HOOD NEVER BEEN INSTALLED,I ALSO HAVE A NEW STEEL LEFT FRT FENDER FOR SAME A LITTLE DAMAGE ON STEEL FENDER WHERE FENDER MEETS COWL ASKING $400.00 FOR ALL AND YOU SHIP FROM FREMONT NE
B. Auten 30-Oct-2006 18:48
That's a beautiful car. I just bought my first old car. It's VIN comes back as a 63 Chevy II Nova 400. I picked it up with fresh paint and a fully restored interior with the origional drive train + power front disk brakes for 8K. What do you think?

NC
adam 28-Oct-2006 15:27
i got a bench for a 63 chevy ii nova for sale ???
ron 23-Oct-2006 15:04
can anyone find me a bench seat for a 63 nova? thanx...
Don Ward 11-Oct-2006 16:45
Any idea on the current value of a '63 Chevy II SS Convertible? Body and interior are in great shape. Needs tune-up and top.
JIM 22-Aug-2006 18:34
What was the base price for a 1963 Nova ss convert??? cant seem to find this
Rick Johnson 25-Jun-2005 07:01
1963 Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe.
Recession year 1958 had been quite an eye opener for the Big Three Automakers. Sales, especially those of larger, more luxurious medium- priced cars with high compression, high horsepower, gas-guzzling overhead valve V-8's, were down significantly...... by more than 40%. In 1958, only American Motors, with its smaller and sensible Ramblers, including the new compact Rambler American, actually experienced significant production and sales increases. The other remaining Independent, Studebaker, introduced the compact Lark in 1959. It was such a sales success that Studebaker actually made a profit for the first time in many years, and at least for a while, breathed life into a company on the brink of death.
By the 1960 model year, the Big Three were in position to respond with brand new compact models of their own. Ford introduced the Falcon, General Motors the Chevrolet Corvair, and Chrysler debuted the Valiant. The Falcon was considered the most conventional of the three, sort of a new generation Model T, mechanically simple, and traditional in design . The Chevrolet Corvair was less traditional, more European in style, and much more mechanically complex with its air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. The Valiant was slightly larger, soundly engineered, but styling was somewhat awkward, even bizarre. Though public acceptance was considered good for all three, the Falcon was easily the most successful, outselling the other two by a wide margin, and making Ford the big winner in this new and growing market segment.
But General Motors and Chevrolet had been the Industry leaders for some time now, and they soon saw that the more sophisticated and complex Corvair, though very popular with european sports car enthusiasts, in the long run would not have the potential in numbers to appeal to the vast majority of buyers in this market segment, who were looking for low cost, practical transportation that was mechanically simple and dependable, and traditionally styled. Another car was needed to be competetive........
a back-to-basics "Falcon fighter". Thus, the Chevy II was born.
The Chevy II hit the showrooms in model year 1962. The car rode a 110 inch wheelbase. A four cylinder engine developing 90 horsepower was standard. A 120 horsepower six was available. There were three series, including a base 100 series starting at under $2000, a 300 series, and a top of the line Nova 400 series, featuring two body styles not available on Ford's Falson, a convertible and a hardtop. Needless to say, the Chevy II was an immediate success, with a production run of 326,600 in its very first year.
The Ember Red Nova 400 Sport Coupe in Ken's photograph is a 1963 model. The '63 brochure calls the Nova 400 "Chevy II's Smart-Stepping Prestige Leader". Sadly, '63 would be the last year for the Nova convertible. Although a 'Super Sport" option was available on the Nova hardtop and convertible in 1963, a V-8 option would not be available until the '64 model year. Popular options in 1963 included power steering, power brakes, all-transistor radios, air conditioning, and powerglide automatic transmission. Most owners opted for the 120 horsepower six. Very few buyers selected the 90 horsepower "super-thrift" four. In keeping with its low cost, economy compact "heritage", the brochure emphasizes "less wear and care", "high value at a likeable low price", "added durability and reduced maintenance requirements", and "traditional Chevrolet Quality".
Yes, the Chevy II proved to be a competent competitor to the Falcon in the Compact market as practical and economical transportation, and did so with a certain amount of style and class, especially in convertible and hardtop form. In later years, it would lose the Chevy II moniker and evolve as simply the Nova, taking on an entirely new "muscular" image, when fitted with more powerful V-8 engines and heavy duty racing suspensions. Ken, it's great to see two original first generation Chevy II Novas in this gallery. Next to this red '63, is a white 1965 hardtop coupe in this same gallery.
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