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You got lucky... great find. and yes S.O.L. is so very true
Be patient young padawan, I've been searching Ebay, Craigs list etc... for 3 years to find one at a decent price. Have seen NOS for $750+ but at this point am still unwilling to pay that much with hopes of an under $200 repro coming!!!
I did talk to Bumper Boys out of CA at our local swap meet a couple weeks ago. They mentioned that they had a 62 grille (chrome plated) at their CA location. Might want to contact them. (a chrome plated grille wouldn't fit my cars theme.) But it was reasonably priced.
Classic Industries sells reproduction grilles for your 62, as well as all models up to 78. Not cheap though...$199.95. They are getting a lot more stuff for the 1st Gen Nova's now. Check them out, as they have a full color catalog for all Nova's which runs $8.95
Call Classic, place an order for a 62 grill and a 65 grill and see what happens. You'll hear something about them being back ordered for a year. Yes they show them in the catalog but they are still under development. No one has them yet.
I bid on that '62 grill and bezels in Oak Grove too. They are only 20 minutes from my house. Was it as decent as it looked on eBay?
Worth every penney. One tiny little dent that you can hardly see, and one horizontal slightly bent (I already bent it back). Partially coated in silver paint, which gave it the look of the anodizing coming off. But very nice underneath.
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