Back in the day, the Nova, originally named the Chevy II, was built to compete directly with the Ford Falcon. It was a new style of car, not nearly as sleek as the graceful cars of the 1950′s – but the Nova definitely made an impact on the Chevy enthusiasts of past and present.
Barn Finds listed this beaut after it was found in a Southern California barn and was then transplanted to Kansas City, Kansas. The car was listed on eBay with no reserve and the seller lists the Nova Wagon as a rare find – which it very well may be. How many silver bodied Nova Wagons with teal interior do you know of? We definitely have not seen many! The Nova still boasts a numbers matching 283ci factory small-block and four speed manual.
The seller believes the Nova was a delivery vehicle for a hardware store. Sadly, many of the engine’s components are no longer with the original block. However, luckily, for all us diehard Chevy fans, we know that they are not only easy to acquire but know all the great places to find them!
The interior of the Nova is a sad story all it’s own. It succumbed to rust and the floorboards are showing their age; completely rusted through. Again, like the engine components, the interior parts shouldn’t be much of a sweat to come across if you’re in the right place at the right time.
These kinds of finds make you want to find out what’s in the barn down the road or keep your eyes glued to eBay for such incredible cars. We definitely hope to see this Nova in the near future with a facelift!