Jump to content
NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

Why The 1968-1974 Chevrolet Nova Is America's Favorite Compact Classic Car

Recommended Posts

So much potential with this car especially now as a project auto.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
Quote

...especially now as a project auto

For clarity, the first 18 '69 Novas currently for sale in Hemming's have an average asking price of $43K. 

Edited by balthazar
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, balthazar said:

For clarity, the first 18 '69 Novas currently for sale in Hemming's have an average asking price of $43K. 

Yet then I am not thinking of a mint condition one, but one that is worn out and needs some TLC with imagination for what you want it to be. I always liked the body style on these. Also loved the look of the early 70's 2 door skylark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure, tho I would think most builders would want to start with the best condition one they can afford, if they're going to be dumping $25K into it on top of the purchase.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, balthazar said:

For clarity, the first 18 '69 Novas currently for sale in Hemming's have an average asking price of $43K. 

Those are restored big block SSes?   A 307 or 6 base model in decent shape is probably a $5k car..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Restored and modified Novas. Popular for decades now, any clean 6-banger coupes have already been snapped up & redone-modified. The days of cheap ‘lil old lady’ Nova coupes are long gone. Frankly, seeing multiple units asking $70 grand blows my mind. Yenkos go over $100K, I believe.

EDIT: found one on autotrader; $3600, rusted/rotted, dented, parts missing, mismatched interior. Would take $10K to make it decent (not restored or repainted), then another at least $10K to get everything to make it BE... and thats with ALL labor being free. Its possible, i suppose, but its nuts on a fiscal basis. I thing Neil Young spent like $200K EVing his Lincoln. 😆

Edited by balthazar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would do mine as grandma on the outside, with a stock vinyl covered bench seat interior.  LS swap, six speed manual, disc brakes, swaybars.  Nothing gargantuan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are AWESOME Sleeper autos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The overwhelming majority of Novas on the road today are hot rodded- so they're openly expected to be a sleeper. Thusly; they're no longer sleepers.

I agree in factory low trim they can look very plain, but 1. some people really like the look (I don't know who they think they're fooling), and 2. the car has really nice lines & in upper trims, looks nice for a 'cheap' line.  

Edited by balthazar
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...