it has a z,and it looks like the original rivets in the tag. when i bought this car it had alot of pieces missing like the console.may not be the original seat.what else can i look for to make sure its a true SS?Bucket seats and console came standard in all 1963 Novas with the Super Sport option. There was no other front seat available and no other 63 Nova had a console. Is there a possibility your car isn't an SS? Look for a 'Z' or 'X' on the bottom line of the cowl tag.
All 1963 Chevy IIs, including the SS, came standard with a 3 speed manual transmission with column mounted shifter. The only other transmission available was the powerglide, a $163.00 option. On the SS, it came with the console and floor mounted shifter. Most SS cars got the PG, but you still see a few with the 3 speed manual and no console.I also was under the impression that the PG was standard on ss cars also.