1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Gasser
Current Bid: $15,000 (USD) by:
This 1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Gasser is finished in blue over a gray interior and has been owned by the same family for 49 years. Acquired in 1974, the car was built into a gasser style race car with flared fenders, a custom hood, performance suspension, and a 327ci V8 sourced from a 1968 Corvette. Power is sent to the Dana 70 axle through a Turbo 350 automatic transmission with a manual shift valve body and a 3500 stall converter. Located in Alsip, Illinois, this Nova SS is now offered for sale by the selling dealer on a clean Illinois title in the seller's name.
The body retains all of its original sheet metal features steel fender flares welded on front and rear while the lift-off hood was custom made by JV Fabricating in Arkansas, while the paint is a PPG light blue. All factory trim was retained included the side strips, rocker moldings, and tail panel trim, while additional graphics were added on the hood. The dual exhaust system is equipped with angle cut tips, exiting just before the rear wheels.
New American Racing wheels are wrapped in Pro Track tires with a staggered setup. Discs handle braking in the front and drums in the rear. The heavily modified suspension utilizes a Super Bell straight axle in the front equipped with machined spindles from a 1954 Chevrolet, leaf springs, and shocks. The rear suspension uses modified Slapper Traction bars along with leaf springs and shocks.
The interior features seats sourced from a 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix and upholstered in gray cloth with matching cloth door panels. The dash is finished in black and restored, retaining the original AM radio and heater controls. A gated shifter for the automatic transmission is mounted to the transmission tunnel, surrounded by black carpet covering the floor.
Behind the three-spoke steering wheel sits restored gauges, including a 120-mph speedometer, an analog clock, and ancillary gauges with readouts for fuel, engine temperature, voltage, and oil pressure. An 8k rpm tachometer and fuel pressure gauge are mounted outside on the hood, positioned to be visible to the driver without having to look away from the road. A five-digit analog odometer shows 56K miles, though true mileage is unknown.
A 327ci small-block V8 was sourced from a 1968 Chevrolet and bored .030 over with TRW pistons, rebuilt Dart heads, and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. The Weiand aluminum intake is equipped with a 750 Holley Double Pumper carburetor, connected to a Holley electric blue fuel pump with braided lines to supply fuel from the custom gas tank. Additional equipment includes custom March pulleys, a Griffin aluminum radiator with a custom fabricated fan shroud, front stub, and core support. The ignition system was upgraded with an MSD 6AL box, while the exhaust features modified Hooker headers with ceramic coating. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a custom-built Turbo 350 manual shift valve body with a 3500 stall converter and a Dana 70 rear axle with a 4:10 positraction differential.
The underside has been fully restored, with all parts refinished or replated. Additional photos are available in the gallery.