I went through a wikipedia article, and I cannot figure out if there was a first gen nova badged wagon. I see a bunch of nova wagons for sale, but none seem to actually be badged Nova. Am I missing something?
Tons of them. Station wagons were sold from 1962-1967, and could be purchased in Chevy II trim (100 series) or Nova trim (400 series). The former wouldn't have the word 'Nova' on it anywhere, but would have worn some type of Chevy II emblem on the quarter panel. The latter would have had the word Nova on the quarter panel in all years the wagons were produced.
There was also the 1962 - 63 Chevy II 300 series wagons, which had the rear third seat. Do not see them very often, but they are out there.
The quality of information on Wikipedia is in a continual decline with the "editing wars" that go on. It has caused people who care to properly vet info, to move on. The classic car world is also filled with so many fictions and myths it almost by default filters into Wikipedia.
Yes, all Series came with unique badging. Pretty much only the 400 and SS emblems are reproduced. 300 Series are not common cars.
A Chevy II is not a "Nova" until it is a 400 Series. The proper name for the cars is "Chevy II". GM did not refer to them as "Nova" in the old literature. The "Nova" was a model option. Same as Chevelle and "Malibu".
Well, I guess there are exceptions to everything. There were no 2nd generation Nova 400 (or Acadian Canso) wagons built in Canada. In 1966 and 1967, Chevy II 100 series and Acadian Invader models were the only wagons produced at GM in Oshawa, Ontario.
In addition, 1962 and '63 Chevy II 300 series 3 seat wagons were not built in Canada, but could be imported from the U.S. Wasn't a big deal, because my GM Canada info shows 7 were imported in 1962 and none in 1963.