TOM'S INVENTORY FOR SALE
1962 Chevy II Nova Convertible
Miles-60,400 (Actual, and documented, but selling exempt BECAUSE OF AGE)
This is an alumni car. We had it a year ago and sold it to an enthusiast for family outings. Now the daughter needs a car with air bags and cup holders, so there’s no room for the Chevy II. A water pump and 4 shocks have been added in the last year, and they only drove it a couple thousand miles.
South Carolina barn find! Car was purchased new by a lady here in SC who left it to her nephew. He stored it 17 years under blankets in his warehouse, and a South Carolina collector bought it from him in 2005. At that time, he had it refinished in the original color of Ermine White and had the largest-offered “Hi Thrift” 194 ci 6-cylinder engine rebuilt. The white convertible top has been replaced over the years also. Except for new carpet when it was painted, the red interior is original. Car has 60K documented miles and has never been rusty. Other options include the “bow-tie” factory seat belts, Powerglide automatic transmission, and power steering. After repainting, the car has been warehoused and driven only in parades accumulating less than 3,000 miles since repainting and the engine rebuild.
We found it in his warehouse last year. It had not been started or driven in a couple of years, so we had to replace the battery and fuel pump. We installed the optional wire wheel covers, but the original wheel discs go with the car, as well as painted fender skirts, and the original convertible top boot.
This is a very rare first-year Nova, one of only 23,741 convertibles produced in ’62. Nova convertibles were only produced in 1962 and 1963, and the total convertible production of both years is just 50,000 or so.