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Old 9th-April-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Finally own a Nova!!!

Hey everyone!

My name's Jason. When I was 15 years old I mowed lawns in my neighborhood. One of my customers had A '63 Nova SS convertible. It was white with a white top and red interior. It was in perfect condition... She only wanted $2,000 but I didn't quite pull enough from lawn mowing and couldn't convince my dad that it was the perfect car for a 15 year old...
Fast forward to three weeks ago. I put together $10,000 to buy a commuter car for work... Well, one thing led to another and while my fiance was out of town, I started looking on Craig's list for cars I'd always wanted. There was an add for a turquoise '63 SS convertible The add only said that they love the car and that it needed TLC... $9,999 obo.
Well I just about pooped myself! They didn't post a phone number so I figured it was a hoax. I emailed anyway. The guy said he was selling it for the owner who now lived in Utah. It had been sitting in a storage unit for about two years. I headed out with a friends car trailer and met the seller. He didn't have a key for it and it obviously was going to need some work to get it running. After beating him up on the price and two phone calls to the owner, I loaded it on the trailer for $6,500!!!
It does need some TLC but I hooked up the almost new battery, noticed that all the ignition parts were new, dumped a little fuel down the carb and she fired! For giggles I hit the button for the electric top and the damn thing worked! I topped off all the fluids and took it for a spin to the gas station. It was AWESOME!! Had I been able to drive it like that when I looked at it I would've happily paid full price!
Anyway, Now there's one more issue. My fiance doesn't know about it and she was on her way home from a 12+ hour car ride. (and 7 months pregnant) She almost cried when she pulled up.... It was one of the best weekends I can remember!

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Old 9th-April-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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to Steve's Nova Site!! Alaways glad to have another 63 convertible owner with us.

post up more pictures of your 63 SS Nova!!

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Old 9th-April-2013, 12:34 AM   #3
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WELCOME TO THE SITE

COOL STORY AS WELL!!:

LETS SEE SOME MORE PICS

HOLLAR IF YOU HAVE ?'S

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Old 9th-April-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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nice car!!welcome to steves
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Old 9th-April-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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Welcome. Looks like you found a nice 63. Keep us posted with any future plans. Great place here for any info you may need.
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Old 9th-April-2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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good looking car----- and it'll only get better----- as you'll learn more 'bout STEVE's----- best place to be-----

Welcome to the site------------------------------------- and more pictures ! !


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Old 9th-April-2013, 04:40 AM   #7
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Welcome to sns from Alabama ....nice lil car you got and this is the place to be for nova lovers!!!
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Old 9th-April-2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Welcome from Wisconsin! Nice story; nice Nova. Looking forward to seeing more pics. Congratulations!
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Old 9th-April-2013, 08:35 AM   #9
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Welcome and Hi , nice little story how your nova evolved . skinnydude
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Old 9th-April-2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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That was a steal at $9,999.00!

Smok'n deal my friend!

Welcome to Steves.

So the wife was crying because she liked it right

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Old 9th-April-2013, 09:32 AM   #11
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Nice catch!!! Welcome to Steve's from south central Indiana!!

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Old 9th-April-2013, 09:36 AM   #12
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Welcome to the site if you're still alive this morning, hahaha.

Nice score on the car.


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Old 9th-April-2013, 10:28 AM   #13
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Congratulations and what took you so long? Nice looking convertible you scored.
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Old 9th-April-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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Hey thanks everyone! We are really excited to make this car ours! Ill get some more pics up tonight. I'm in the middle of a four wheel power disc brake conversion from the right stuff detailing. I also bought an S-10 rear axle. New front wheels should be in today and once I get the rear axle in, ill order the rear wheels.
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Old 9th-April-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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Great score on the car but I'm a little confused. You said that your girl cried. We need to know if they were tears of joy or are you still able to father children.
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