1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible

283 V-8 Upgrade, 26 Years Owned


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This 1963 Chevy Nova SS Convertible is a beauty and very enjoyable to drive with its great color combination, power convertible top and a V-8 motor. This top model offering in the Chevy II lineup would be a great addition to most American car collections for tours and shows.


This Chevrolet Nova Super Sport is a first generation of the Chevy II lineup and was the top model available in 1963. This Nova SS features a 283 ci V-8 engine upgrade with a sport and appearance package that includes special emblems, instrument package, wheel covers, side moldings, bucket seats and a floor shifter. The upgraded engine, stunning exterior color combination and the beautiful interior are just some of the reasons this Nova is a popular collector model as Novas are recently appreciating in value.

This 1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible was part of Charles Boucher collection in Plymouth, MA. This Nova was restored by Mr. Boucher which included a re-paint, interior upholstery, and a white vinyl top. This Nova was appraised by Aero Auto Appraisals in 1994 and the mileage of 78,045 was authenticated at that time. The Nova was acquired on April 16, 1997 by Jack Jedick, who has always garaged the Nova and kept it very well maintained during his ownership. This Nova SS is a real head-turner which shows and drives very well. It would be a terrific addition to any American automotive collection and is ready for tours and shows.

The livery of this 1963 Nova SS is a beautiful bright red with a white convertible top and proudly displays the correct SS emblems. The exterior is an older re-paint that still has nice luster and shine overall. There are a few paint imperfections that are noticeable upon close inspection, but the overall appearance and color combination shows well. The white vinyl convertible top operates beautifully and is in very nice condition overall. The matching white vinyl boot fits well and snaps in place easily. The chrome bumpers are in nice condition overall, as is the trim and bright work. There are a few imperfections found in some of the trim pieces, but they are in nice overall condition and appear to be correct. The chrome wheel covers display the center SS emblems and are in beautiful condition. The white wall Hercules Touring Radial tires add a nice finishing touch to the overall look of this Nova.

The interior of the SS is finished in red, pleated vinyl upholstery with chrome accent pieces. The red upholstery, red door panels and red carpet all appear to be in very nice condition and show little visible wear. The dash is beautiful and displays the Super Sport gauge package. The gauges are all in very nice condition as are the chrome knobs and the chrome accent pieces. The gauges function as designed apart from the temperature gauge and the clock. The floor mounted shifter is encased in a chrome console which is a very nice complement to the red bucket seats and red carpet. The inside of the vinyl top is in beautiful overall condition and fits as designed. The red steering wheel is beautiful and the chrome horn center section displays the words “Super Sport”. The condition of the interior is impressive and shows very well overall for being an older restoration.

The Nova’s engine compartment has been well detailed and painted and is home to the upgraded 283 ci V-8 engine with an Edelbrock carburetor and dual exhaust. The 1963 Novas came standard with either a four or six-cylinder motor. There were stories of Chevrolet dealers offering an option of purchasing a small block V-8 crate motor and having the dealership install the motor. There is the possibility that the 283 ci V-8 motor may have been installed by a dealership or possibly another source. The V-8 power is transferred to the rear wheels through the 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The motor runs well and strong and the transmission shifts nicely and operates quietly.

This 1963 Nova Super Sport comes complete with Chevrolet branded floor mats and a nice quality car cover. This Nova SS is ready to tour and show as part of a Chevrolet enthusiasts’ collection.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at This Chevrolet Nova Super Sport is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible


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1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible
1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible


VIN 30467W105618
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 88,020
GEARBOX 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic
EXT COLOR Bright Red
YEAR 1963
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Chevrolet Nova SS Convertible

After the rear-engine Chevrolet Corvair was outsold by the conventional Ford Falcon in 1960, Chevrolet completed work on a more conventional compact car that would eventually become the Chevy II. The car was of semi-unibody construction having a bolt on front section joined to its unitized cabin and trunk rear section, available in two- and…
After the rear-engine Chevrolet Corvair was outsold by the conventional Ford Falcon in 1960, Chevrolet completed work on a more conventional compact car that would eventually become the Chevy II. The car was of semi-unibody construction having a bolt on front section joined to its unitized cabin and trunk rear section, available in two- and four-door sedan configurations as well as convertible and 4-door station wagon versions. The 1962 Chevy II came in three series and five body styles—the 100 Series, 300 Series and Nova 400 Series. A 200 series was also introduced, but was discontinued almost immediately. The sportiest-looking of the lot was the US$2,475 ($23,944 in 2022 dollars Nova 400 convertible—23,741 were produced that year. Available engines for the Chevy II in 1962 and 1963 included Chevrolet's inline-four engine of 153 cu in (2.5 L) and a new 194 cu in (3.2 L) Hi-Thrift straight-six engine. All Chevy II engines featured overhead valves. A V8 engine was not available in 1962 and 1963. With no documentation proving it, the legend of a dealer installed V8 engine being in a 1962 or 1963 model year Chevy II is a myth. Refer to the GM Heritage Center 1963 Chevrolet Nova information available on the GM Heritage site. In addition, that documentation does not list a V8 engine as a possible dealer installed option. In 1962 and 1963 the Nova option for the Chevy II was available in a convertible body style, and a two-door hardtop was available from 1962 to 1965, although the hardtop was dropped when the 1964 models were first introduced, but subsequently brought back to the line later in the model year. Like all Chevy two-door hardtops, the body style was marketed as the Sport Coupe. For 1963, the Chevy II Nova Super Sport was released, under RPO Z03. It featured special emblems, instrument package, wheel covers, side moldings, bucket seats, and floor shifter, and was available only on the 400 series sport coupe and convertible. Cost of the package was US$161.40, equal to $1,542.77 today.



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