The 1960′s was the start for a new wave of car styling, but instead of the curvy and elegant looks of the cars of the ’50s, the new styling was simpler and boxier. Chevrolet had begun to make the move over to this new style, but when the Ford Falcon saw sales success, GM set about building a new car that could compete with the Falcon. The car was known simply as the Chevy II, but later became the Nova. This 1964 Chevy Nova Wagon was supposedly found in Southern California, but now resides in Kansas City, Kansas. It can be found here on eBay and is being offered without a reserve.
The Nova was meant to be a small and efficient car, so most came with a six cylinder. One could however, get the car with a factory V8. This car was believed to have been ordered by a hardware store to deliver supplies and came with the 283 cui V8 and a four speed manual gearbox. While this car still has the numbers match block, many of the original engine components are now missing. Obviously the engine isn’t running, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find the correct parts and get it running.
The interior is in a sad state and is going to need to be redone. The seller claims the only serious rust is in the front floor boards, which you can see are rusted through. Just like the engine, interior parts should be easy to find. This car was ordered with a teal interior and silver exterior, which is an unusual color combination. We aren’t sure of the seller’s claims of this being a very rare combination, but we haven’t seen another wagon with it.
We have always liked the looks of the first generation Nova and we have to say that we especially like the looks of the wagon. Hopefully the rust is as minimal as the seller claims, as this could be a fun project. It could make for a great sleeper or a fun family hauler, or perhaps a little bit of both. We just can’t decide if we like the wagon or the convertible better. Which do you prefer: wagon, coupe, or convertible?