V.I.S.I.T: A 1963 Chevy II – Nothing Special, so why do I want it?

Spring has finally arrived in New England, and people have been breaking out their bikes, boats, and older cars. This Chevy II was parked at a garage in Hartford, and it’s for sale. Want to know a little more, and see other shots?

It’s a very basic 1963 Chevy II, poverty caps, radio delete, six cylinder, 3 Speed on the tree, bench seat, and very pristine. The asking price is a little steep, but I’m sure with a little negotiation, it will drop. So, is this car anything special

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13 responses to “V.I.S.I.T: A 1963 Chevy II – Nothing Special, so why do I want it?”

  1. tonyola Avatar

    Why do you want it? That's a very good question indeed, especially at the silly selling price of $6500. These early Chevy IIs were primitive and crude, as befits a car that GM quickly threw together when they realized they needed a direct competitor for the Falcon and the Corvair wasn't it. Their only virtues were that they're fairly sturdy and easy to fix. Unless it's a V8, the Chevy II is a joyless, ultra-basic drive. For $6500, you should be able to find a decent Corvair Monza of the same vintage – a much more entertaining and interesting car.

  2. AteUpWithMotor Avatar

    The fact that an unpretentious base model like this has survived in what appears to be pretty good condition is remarkable in itself. So many of these cars were unloved and poorly maintained, lost to rust, or rodded beyond recognition.

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  3. Black Steelies Avatar

    Ive always wanted an older car just so pristine that it could double as a dealer car in a period movie. It is easier to find especially sporty or luxurious examples like that but I'm talking about something more attainable, and usually the straight sixes of the day were daily drivers that were consistently used up and tossed away.
    It would be interesting to know the mileage put on this II. I agree $6500 is a bit steep for such an unremarkable car but it would look a whole lot more attractive if it were only driven 10k miles over the last 40 years, no matter how unlikely

    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      the clock says 71701, but there's no telling how many laps it's made.

  4. muthalovin Avatar

    Classic and understated. I dig it. Whitewalls and all.

  5. ladle666 Avatar

    original. 60s. looks to be an excellent condition survivor…..with an O.B.O. tag….. what's not to want…………?

  6. CptSevere Avatar

    Wow, nice car. The price is crackpipe, but as mentioned above, if the car has very few miles it might be realistic. Finding a car this old in original condition like this is something else. I even like the three speed tranny, my truck has one. If the straight six is too gutless, there are all kinds of go fast parts for it at places like Clifford Research, or of course any SBC would drop right in. This could be a real sleeper.

  7. nofrillls Avatar

    "Special" and "cool" are largely in the eye of the beholder. I also want…think it's cool.

  8. thomasmac Avatar

    That car is pretty sweet, I own a 69 2-door Chevelle with its original straight 6. I know a lot people are horrified to see such a motor in any 60s Chevrolet but I noticed some people get really sick of seeing row upon row of cars with small blocks and the straight 6 really jumps out. I got about 15mpg in mine on the highway with a powerglide. That Nova looks like quite the survivor, and would a great daily driver with lots of character.
    I heard a story once of a old lady who owned a 6 cylinder Nova much like this one and kept taking in for service because it would start running rough after about 2 miles of driving and the mechanics could not figure it out so one of them went for a drive with her and found she would hang her purse from the choke knob and the weight from the purse would pull the choke and once the car warmed up on it would run like crap.

  9. rocketrodeo Avatar

    A survivor, to me, is infinitely more interesting than a restored car.

  10. Tomsk Avatar

    As a lover of four-door (or as my dad says, "too-many door") classics, this thing pushes all the right buttons (except the price).

  11. Shanika Umbrell Avatar

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