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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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Can anyone tell me if the body side moldings on a 63 Nova 400 are different with a super sport. I can SS moldings but not for the 400. thanks
Anyone know if the Chevy 230/235 6 cylinder offered anytime during the 62 Nova model year? Specs do not seem to validate this, but things do happen with production cars during model year change over. Thanks...
Ferril, do you still have the buckets and console? email@example.com
i have 63 nova ss front buckets in very good condition, also have the center console for powerglide!!!!!!
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
I have a 2 speed power glide out of a 1963 nova for sale.
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
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
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.
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.
Dennis sastini e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
KEN MY EMAL ADD. IS email@example.com
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.
I have a 63 Acadian Sport Deluxe Convert
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"
Trying to locate a entire passneger door for a 1963 Chevy nova 2door no post. Bubbyt1964@aol.com
have top half of center console 1963 chevy 2 ss and a diecast front lip molding in very good shape (all studs) make offer
need ashtray bracket for 1963 chevy 2
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.
Where can I find a 1963 Nova SS 2 speed powerglide transmission selector
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
how fast can this nova go?
I posted a message last week, dont see any responses, how does this site work?
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.
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.
i have a bench seat from a 1965 nova and also 6 cyl motor and 3 speed trans for sale or trade
where can i find front fender, nose and door chrome for '63 400 convertible?
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.
still need frt bench seat for my 63 2dr hardtop have xtra parts motor mounts v/8 glass some trim and drip rail
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Check out novasrus.com for 1962-1979 nova parts.
Hi guys this Nery from Californiaim still in need of seats for a 63.If you can give me any leads please email me @ email@example.com Thanks 909-965-6041
Aaron De Gennaro
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.
Looking for bottom front quarter & bottom door trim, passenger side, for 1965 Nova SS. Ship to Nova Scotia, Canada.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
johjohnn . Need method to communicate about 63 ss bucket seats you have.
i need seats for 63 nova front bench seats or bucket seats.i also need the rear seat.Please e-mail me at email@example.com Im in southern CALIFORNIA or you can reach me at 1(909)965-6041. thanks
looking for a bench seat for my 62 in northern california. good condition cause I can't afford to reupholster
need other vin location for 62 nova conv the door post tag is missing
puting life back into a 63 nova convertible found in barn need tail pan pleas help
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
Need set 14" 4-lug rims for early Chevy II/Nova. Price, ship to Alabama zip 36067. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY NEW SPRING PERCHES FOR A 1962 NOVA?
I am still looking for two bucket seats for my 63 SS. Does any one have any idea where to find them? Thanks
hey,I need a 63 steering wheel--and a rt rear wheel well moulding--(2dr sedan)it extends back toward the email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
I NEED A SET OF BUCKET SEATS FOR A 1962 NOVA,EMAIL IS JR@MAKO.COM
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 email@example.com
im lookin for fornt disk breaks for 63 nova 2 ss with 16in whells whats the best to get
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.
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
my email address on those inexpensive fenders is firstname.lastname@example.org
i am currently looking to purchase a set of inexpensive front fenders for a 62 chevyII please email me with responses.
Where can you buy a fiberglass tilt front end for a 63 Nova?
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.
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!
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?
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
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.
I am wanting to know how to assemble the signal lights on a 63 Chevy Nova
I am trying to find the value of a 63 ss nova no motor or trans. thanks...
Anyone know where I can find a center console for a 63 SS Chevy II Automatic ? Any help greatly appreciated.... Email me at email@example.com
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?
that is so cool
I need a front seat, (bench or buckets) for our 62' Nova. If you got seats, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with the info. Thanx for your time
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HELP! I am in need of a 63 stock steel hood. Anyone that might have one for a reasonable price, please contact me at email@example.com. I'm located in Colorado.
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
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.
Good shot; cool car.
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
i have 2 hoods for 63 nova my nova is a ss and i am puting it together
Hi, i need a back seat for a 63 chevy II, i also have a 63 steel hood in good condition.
msg me firstname.lastname@example.org. León.
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?
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
I am looking for a automatic brake pedal assembly for 1962-1965 chevy II. My 63 still has brake and clutch pedals.
Need to find info on rebuilding a 63' chevy II 4.
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
Ever sell the 63 ss convertible? email@example.com
Joy, I have a back seat. It needs to be covered.
I need a back seat for a 1962 Chevy II. Can somebody help me?
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
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?
i got a bench for a 63 chevy ii nova for sale ???
can anyone find me a bench seat for a 63 nova? thanx...
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.
What was the base price for a 1963 Nova ss convert??? cant seem to find this
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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