1 = Chevrolet
18 = Chevy II Nova SS V-8
37 = 2 door coupe
6 = 1966
W = Willow Run, MI plant
09D = Build date 4th week of September
66 = 1966
11837 = Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS V-8 2 door coupe
737 = Blue Buckets
F-F = Marina Blue / Marina Blue
W = A02 tinted windshield /
2M = M35 Powerglide transmission
For sale is “Daddy’s Toy II”…..This car was featured on the cover of Nova Times back in 1989, and from then until now has been very well taken care of, and has stayed pretty much unchanged. The car has been driven and maintained along the way, so it is a good driving car. This Nova is very factory, but the 327 and transmission are not original to the car. A copy of the magazine with the history of the car is included in this sale. I bought the car from a friend who although he loved the car didn’t want to have so much money invested in a car that he only drove every now and then at best. The car is not perfect by any means, but shows VERY WELL. There are paint chips and nicks here and there that I have shown in the pictures, but they are what you would expect from a car that was painted almost 30 years ago and then driven from time to time. The underside / trunk / rockers / etc / etc are all very solid (see pic’s). From what I understand on the history of the car, it has all of its factory body panels except the front fenders have been changed out with proper GM parts (this was back in the 80’s before it was painted). The car was re-painted twice, once during the restoration, and then again after it was keyed down both sides. The car is powered by a 327 that was rebuilt in the 1980’s and since has had about 30K miles put on it (assuming the odometer is somewhat correct). The sheet from the engine builder states it as 336 cu in (327 + .060) and approximately 350HP, so I am assuming they were building their own version of an L79 for the car. The transmission is a TH350 that was re-worked with a shift kit and hits good and hard, and the rear end is a 10-bolt with a 3.08 POSI, so the car is fine out on the highway. The car runs and drives very well, and has plenty of power. The engine has been updated with an Edelbrock carburetor and an aluminum intake, aluminum radiator, but otherwise looks fairly factory. The car has factory power steering and manual brakes.
The maintenance is all up to date on the car, and it is ready to drive and enjoy right now. Everything works (dome light / cigarette lighter / gauges / speedo / dash lights / headlights (high & low beam) / tail lights / brake lights / turn signals / door locks (with spare keys) / windshield wipers (both speeds) / heater & defroster) EXCEPT the A.M. radio and windshield washer…...Both should be relatively easy fixes, but I don't use either, so I wasn't too worried about it. I have just recently changed the belts / hoses / rubber fuel lines / heater core /etc. so that I could continue to drive and enjoy the car this Fall, so it's ready to roll.
From all of the years of limited use it does leak some oil. I’m assuming it’s a rear main seal and/or pan gasket, but it’s not very bad so I haven’t gone to the trouble to fix it yet.
These cars just seem to keep going up in value, and this particular one is a pretty darn nice car, so it’s a safe investment that you can have some fun with while it makes you money. I insure it with Hagerty to cover my investment, but otherwise I drive the car on nice days!!!
CRAIG (217) 779-6309
INCLUDED WITH THE SALE IS:
A copy of the Nova Times magazine that it is featured in
The original owner’s manual (with the name of the salesman and dealership it came from in California / Guaranty Chevrolet – Santa Ana, CA.)
The original warranty booklet (the Protecto-Plate is missing)
Various receipts from over the years
Pictures of the car during and right after restoration
A list of previous owners (Don’t know for sure if it’s every single owner)ALL IN ALL NOT PERFECT, BUT A REALLY REALLY NICE AND SOLID OLD NOVA……RUNS AND DRIVES WELL AND CAN BE DRIVEN AND ENJOYED RIGHT AWAY. SURE TO GO UP IN VALUE OVER TIME, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT IS AN ORIGINAL SS CAR
I HAVE A CLEAR ILLINOIS TITLE IN MY NAME, AND THE TITLE MATCHES THE VIN TAG…..THE VIN TAG APPEARS TO HAVE NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CAR AS IT IS STILL ATTACHED WITH THE FACTORY RIVETS
CAR IS LOCATED IN PAYSON, ILLINOIS (ZIP CODE 62360)….THIS IS THE WEST-CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE
CAR IS 50 YEARS OLD AND AS SUCH DOES NOT COME WITH ANY KIND OF WARRANTY
CAR DOESN’T LEAVE MY SHOP UNTIL IT IS FULLY PAID FOR
IF YOU PICK IT UP IN PERSON, THE ONLY METHODS I WILL ACCEPT ARE EITHER CASH OR A BANK TO BANK TRANSFER IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL (FUNDS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE CAR LEAVES)…..NO CHECK OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED
IF YOU HAVE THE CAR TRANSPORTED TO YOU, A CASHIER’S CHECK IS OK…BUT REMEMBER IT COULD TAKE A COUPLE OF BUSINESS DAYS FOR THE CHECK TO CLEAR…THE CAR CAN’T BE PICKED UP UNTIL THIS HAS HAPPENED