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454-Powered 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe

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  • Sold forTag$31,000Question mark circle
  • Ended
    Fri, Sep 22, 2023
    7:40 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineMount Vernon, Washington

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Mileage32,500 Miles
Engine454 cu-in V8


With the advent of the Ford Falcon in 1959, General Motors hastily set about developing a direct competitor, appearing as the Chevy II for the 1962 model year. There were to be four series – the 100, 200, 300, and 400 “Nova” series – a nameplate that the model would ultimately adopt across the full lineup in 1969. The top-level Nova 400 was offered in handsome Sport Coupe and Convertible body styles and could be recognized by its rear fender nameplates, additional brightwork, and full-wheel covers. Available engines for the Chevy II at launch included Chevrolet’s inline-four and new Hi-Thrift straight-six, with V8s only available as a costly dealer-installed option. The Chevy II broke new ground for Chevrolet in that it was a unibody design with a separate front subframe, which also made retro-fitting high-performance powertrains relatively easy, resulting in custom builds like the car on offer. 


  • Long-term build under previous ownership, with the majority of the work completed in the 2010s 

  • Powered by a 454 cu-in big-block V8 

  • 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission reportedly rebuilt in 2016 at approximately 22,000 indicated miles

  • Equipped with an updated ignition system and aluminum radiator

  • Finished in dark turquoise over custom beige cloth-and-vinyl upholstery

  • Features power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and air conditioning

  • Rides on 17-inch US Mags chrome wheels mounted with Caldera Confidence C3 tires

  • Presents in fine cosmetic and mechanical condition as per the consignor

  • This Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe is offered with the digital odometer currently showing just under 32,500 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown


  • Chrome front and rear bumpers

  • Chrome exterior trim

  • Vent windows

  • Manual roll-up windows

  • LED headlights 

  • Gold side stripe and pinstriping

  • Body-color dashboard

  • VDO instrumentation

  • Steering column-mounted tachometer

  • Floor-mounted shifter

  • Two-spoke steering wheel

  • Kenwood CD stereo

  • Aftermarket speakers 

  • Locking glove box

  • Rack-and-pinion steering

  • Dual exhaust outlets

Known Imperfections

  • This Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe is presented as a well-kept example and is said to be free from all but the smallest of imperfections


  • Chevy II/Nova Assembly Manual

  • Build receipts

  • Dyno sheet dating back to the engine build in 1999 showing 500 horsepower

  • Spare tire

  • Lug wrench

  • Jack


The Washington-based consignor acquired this Chevy II Nova 400 Sport Coupe in 2023. The previous owner is said to have owned the car in the Northwest for over 20 years, progressively completing the build over his two decades of ownership, with the majority of the work dating from 2014-2018.

Additional Notes

Contact: Silas Filan, Pacific Classics Phone: 360.588.4378 email:


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