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1962 Chevrolet Nova Convertible For $400!


This Nova is claimed to have been in the same family since new! It was a graduation gift to the seller’s mother and the mileage is supposedly correct (56k). It obviously needs a lot of work, but how could you go wrong for four hundred bucks? This was the first generation of the Nova. Well, actually it was a Chevy II with the Nova being the top model level. Anyway, find this cheap droptop project here on craigslist out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Thanks goes to Greg F for the tip!


  1. Bingo

    I just sent them an e-mail. I hope it doesn’t go into their junk box cuz I’ll pick it up this weekend!! Even with the terrible ad I’m all in.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      Keep us updated Bingo!

      • Bingo

        Flagged for removal. The story of my life.

      • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

        Someone must have wanted to make sure they got there before everyone else started calling. Hopefully you were near the front of the line already.

  2. Rick

    The C/L ad says it’s been in mom’s “care” all these years. Yikes!

  3. flmikey

    …good luck bingo hope you get it…nice find, bargain price, and the poster child for the “P” word…

  4. Dave Wright

    Looks like the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

  5. daCabbie

    I’ll come get it this weekend… hahaaha…

    It’ll be gone by then… when you see a 400$ classic buy it…

    But, good luck Bingo.

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    • OJM

      At that price you have about 15 minutes to get there.

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      • Bingo

        In Minnesota people will actually hold things for a buyer. Kinda weird??

  6. redwagon

    st louis park. that’s the twin cities. that’s minnesota. expect lots of tin worm underneath. bingo if you get it for $400 it will still be a labor of love

    glwp (purchase!)

    • OJM

      Actually Minnesota gets far less salt than most
      Of the rust belt states. The bitter cold makes salt far less effective.

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  7. RayT Member

    For 400 scoots, I don’t see any way to go wrong with this. There’s probably lots of tin still around to replace rusty bits if necessary, and a good metal/welding guy can do the rest.

    My only question would be: leave the stock engine in it, or swing for the fences with a 350 and a manual trans.? Chevy IIs offered a lot of scope for “improvements” if that’s your thing, even though bone-stock would be just fine with me.

    I love convertibles, but have to admit I’d want a coupe if I was hunting for a Chevy II. I still can’t get memories of the Chevy II that Bill Thomas — builder of the “Cheetah” — put together. That was a seriously evil machine!

  8. David Wilk Member

    Ad is already flagged for removal so someone likely got a great deal. Hope we get to see it here when it’s a driver again.

  9. cudaman

    Look for it for sale for $2500.00 soon…….

    • Keruth

      We can only hope ‘naught , Bingo GL!

  10. Jay M

    Lots of people really love these cars, myself included.
    Hopefully someone just got a great deal on their dream car project. I would hate to see some opportunistic flipper get ahold of it and relist it next week…

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