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Chevy II And Three Parts Cars In Virginia For $3,200


This 1964 Chevy II was intended to be a father-daughter project, but apparently the daughter didn’t share the intent of the father. The seller has owned it since 1987 and accumulated three other parts cars along the way in support of the single 1964. They are now all up for sale as a group in Blue Ridge, Virginia, and have been listed here on craigslist for $3,200 for the lot.


Based on the flat tires and dust, it’s been stored in this building for a while. The car looks pretty intact and complete, minus the front fenders. It’s possible that the impetus to acquire the parts cars was to locate a good set of front fenders. None of the cars are SS models, and we don’t know for sure what engine is in any of them, although the seller speaks of a pair of headers for the primary car, so I’m guessing there’s at least one V8 in the bunch.


It’s pretty hard to tell anything at all about the interior from this shot other than that it exists. It appears the seller is not making a tremendous effort to present the cars, and their statement “they’ve been with me this long, what’s another 30 years” pretty much implies that it will be a take it or leave it kind of negotiation. All the glass appears to be intact, though.

Here are the three parts cars, a 1964 two door, 1966 four door and a 1962 four door. The two four doors are located in a barn yard and the seller says they will be difficult to remove. Looking at them, I think they are definitely parts cars, but you may think differently. I suppose the two door would be the best candidate to be saved if one were chosen. It would certainly be nice to have three parts cars to choose from as you were putting the main 1964 back together! Perhaps some parts could be sold to fund the restoration or refurbishment of the primary car? Let us know if you think these four are worth saving at the price!


  1. Avatar photo Ryan

    Kind of makes me sad that the car rotted away after the daughter just didn’t want to do it. I’d kill for the financials for me and my dad to restore a classic. To each their own :)

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  2. Avatar photo Terry J

    Well there’s my car. I’ve had 4 of the early ones but’s it’s been a long time now (1st one was a ’62 back in ’67). The black ’64 shown above came with 5 bolt drums/wheels (1st year). In the V8 model, the Chevy 2 block was different. First the oil pan had a front sump to clear the tie rod, and then there was an area cast near the back of the block for the clutch linkage bell crank mount,. The 2 door hardtop and 2 door post had different roof heights so the windshields are different ( 4 door too I suppose). Mr Tough they were nicknamed by automotive writers. The ’64 looks pretty good and all those parts would be useful. These Chevy 2s fetch a premium so fixing one up would be worthwhile. :-) Terry J

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  3. Avatar photo RON

    It des appear it was an SS looks like buckets. it could be built with all these cars. a small v/8 would be nice.these are desired cars and I would love to have eve a lowly 6. ad a very solid 63 convert with 6 in it in the late 6’s. Very dependable and sweet running ittle car. The one I would like to own is a 65. You almost never see a 65 coupe

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  4. Avatar photo Ed P

    The 2 door hardtop would be the most appealing car of the group. The ad says the transmission is “other”!! A small v8 or even the 6 would be fun with a 3 or 4 speed manual.

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  5. Avatar photo Paul R.

    The 62, 63 and 64 were butt ugly cars and still are! The 65 and 66 looked way better.
    I owned a 64 shoe-box sedan with a 327 and a 4 speed.. The mono-leaf rear had terrible wheel hop. I still own a 66 model SS I bracket race successfully. It has not been chopped up and may soon return to a street car.

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  6. Avatar photo RoughDiamond

    One of my biggest Classic iron regrets is not realizing at the time just how rare my numbers matching ’64 Nova SS with a factory 283 4-speed was. I advertised it in Hemmings on a whim never thinking anyone would be seriously interested in it. A fella who lived an hour and a half away in Knoxville, TN, called and after lengthy discussions on the phone followed by sending him pictures, drove down to see it. It was solid, but needed restoration. I could tell he was not over joyed at it’s outward appearance. He took it for a test drive and although the little Nova would fly, I just knew with some of the squeaks and rattles that would be the deal breaker. Then much to my dismay he pulled back into the driveway with a big grin on his face, got out of the car and asked me “How much did you say you wanted for it”? I told him trying to make the $1,800.00 seem more like $18,000.00 at the time to which he replied “I’ll take it”. Within 15 minutes he was driving off in it. If ever I wanted to back out of a deal it was then, but a deal is a deal even when it hurts. I learned never to advertise another piece of Classic iron unless I truly wanted to sell it.

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    • Avatar photo Doug Towsley

      Rough Diamond, thats makes 2 of us with regrets. Early 80s i had a 72 Rally Nova, nothing too special, but it was a constant project and i was learning. So I had joined the Air Force and ended up eventually overseas but initially i spent 2 years at Mt Home AFB in Idaho. On the base Lemon lot was a 64 Nova SS with 283 and 4 speed muncie. It had some body work done, but was largely straight and correct. $1200? I actually borrowed money from the credit union to buy it. I drove it for a while, did some improvements. But I was stupid. I had a hot 327 from a Vette sitting at home, and abused the 283. Eventually blew it up on Air Base raceway (10 mile stretch to town) with the gas pedal mashed to the floor doing 115mph with 3 other idiots in the car with me. I didnt care, i was gonna swap motors! (MORON!) I then learned about the casting boss for the unique cross shaft for the shifter. We had to fab adapter brackets. (I still have the muncie and all the parts) We tossed the motor in a dumpster. (MORON). Later, in Police Impound i spotted a 63 SS with a 6 cyl and powerglide and powersteering. I bought it for $300. All that was wrong with it was loose torque converter bolts making a knock. Should have just fixed it and kept that one all stock. The 63 and 64 had a LOT of different parts including 4 lug vs 5 lug. At the time, owning a lot of cars, I thought i should just combine the best stuff into one car (MORON) so i swapped a lot of the parts over to the 63SS and was running at that point a Turbo 350 w/shift kit behind the 327. I salvaged a lot of parts and put in my dads attic. scrapped the 64 shell and took the car to Incirlik Turkey with me. Had a lot of fun, shipped it back, and finally after many years was tired of the bad handling, bad brakes, and being terrified of crashing. Despite all the money invested, they are NOT a well designed or built car. I knew it would take way too much to make it handle and perform, and I did try to keep it so it could always be returned to stock. But im an idiot, and ruined 2 great cars, and many years later learned that 64 SS with that 283 is worth a LOT of money. I try to educate others not to do the stupid things i have done. But young guys full of piss & Vinegar dont always listen.

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  7. Avatar photo Doug Towsley

    As to the cars on offer, for the money, thats a pretty awesome deal, but the parts from the other cars being able to swap over is very limited. The 2 1964 2 doors are the ones to do something with. the 4 doors very little parts will fit the 64s and the 66 almost nothing will fit.
    There is a common myth that the sumps wont clear the centerlink. Thats not true. Its tight, but keep in mind all the parts for a 6 cylinder and a V8 are way different. Motor mounts, linkages and other stuff. I have pictures of both the 283 and the 327 both fitting in. And I even have pictures of the motors being installed.
    The front frames of these are non existent. Its a stamped piece of sheetmetal with a beefed up lower rail with 4 bolts on each side securing to the body. The radiator center ties it together. The idea was a cheap economy car easy and sectional to repair if wrecked. But they have zero crash impact resistance. The whole suspension design is backwards and the tires roll off camber in hard corners. See Fred Puhns “How to make your car handle” book. The early Mustang and Chevy 2 suspensions are an example of what NOT to do. Horrible. Believe it or not some parts from the mustang and Nova interchange. Now days,. there are several suspension fixs you can do. FatMan fabrications and a few others have a bolt on front clip that fixs the design flaws and upgrades the brakes as well.
    Stock the brakes uses a tiny single master cyl, and 4 drums that are intermittant. In a panic stop you never know if they all will work at the same time. I redid mine many times and to say the performance was underwhelming is an understatement. But if you build one of these the upgrades to fix them is there. Just will cost a little. If someone wants to run a 4 speed, I have the foot and brake pedals, cross over shaft, specially fabbed adapter bracket to bolt it all up if you dont have the special 283 block, and willing to sell them. (Not selling the muncie) Want any other build help, let me know. I also had a Ssgt I worked with who ran one of these as a dragster and I spent a lot of time wrenching on them.

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  8. Avatar photo mtshootist1

    Well, my Chevy II story is rather sad, I wound up with my Grandfather’s Chevy II four door, no SS, no V8, 194 ci six cylinder, but had a heavy duty clutch, and some kind of suspension improvements, since he drove it around the ranch pastures. tobacco spit had stained the drivers side door. I got it when I was a sophomore in high school, and drove it through high school, it got broadsided by a Diamond T semi oilfield truck, loaded with drilling equipment. The truck ran over the back of the car, knocked the gas tank completely off. I walked away from the wreck.

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