1962 Nova 400 Rescue (CTR 139)

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Olson Custom Diesel
Olson Custom Diesel Hace un día
Do u stumble across very many chevy or gmc crew cab square bodies? I live up in central washington and have been looking and not finding many. Im planning to build one for my wife and thought maybe u stumble across one from time to time
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Yes I do. Unfortunately, I have a lot of people who ask about trucks that they are not serious about obtaining,,,,,rick@classictruckrescue.com if you are serious about a Square-Body Crew Cab....
Keith Coppage
Keith Coppage Hace 2 días
1964 was the first year for a factory V8 Chevy II, but for some reason they dropped the Nova SS model (and all Chevy II convertibles); due to customers' complaints, the Nova SS returned at mid-year(although the convertibles didn't).
Lee Gathers
Lee Gathers Hace 2 días
Six cylinder fender badge: Intimidating at the redlight. LOL!!! Nice car to rescue.
Terry Will
Terry Will Hace 5 días
I have a 64 Chevy 3/4 ton C20 Pickup with factory pickup bed dump and power take off hydraulics running a ram that will dump 7,000 LBS that I have used hard since 1992 when I bought it from the the original owner in ND. When the original 230 L6 sprang a leak in the main oil galley at 300,000+ miles, I found a newly rebuilt 194 that was taken out of a cherry 62 Nova Chevy II. It had everything still bolted on it. Took me 4 hours to pull and replace the 230, and she was back on on the road. I noticed two things right away, 1. the 194 was smooth as silk and would rev 1000 RPM higher then the 230, 2. it now got 20 MPG and would travel down the road at 70 all day! Well I drove her to ND in 2002 and then life happend and she sat until 2013. I hitched a ride to ND, threw a battery in her, put a quart size fuel filter in line, and drove her home to Oregon. New fuel burnt a valve. Neighbor had a very built 250 he sold me so I slipped it in and I Still use her. Kinda miss the 194, think I will rebuild it and find another old girl for it to power.
Terry Will
Terry Will Hace 4 días
+Classic Truck Rescue I started watching your CTR when I recognized the tow truck you rescued and where it had been. I live near by and I was hooked, then I watched all I could find starting at CTR1. Last summer I went back to ND again and I Started my 64 GMC that had been parked since 1991. I had to cut down a forest just to get to the hood, doors and tailgate. The trees were 10" in diameter. The tires still had air, the brakes pumped up fine, the carb still looked spotless, so I hooked up my jerry can and fired her right up and drover her around town a few times. Feeling lucky I moved on to my 63 GMC that had been parked since 1995... and she fired right up 3rd revolution. Now I was on a roll! I threw the battery in my 78 chevy Motorhome that had been parked since 2002 and poured some new gas in her... three revolutions and she ran perfect so I drove her around town and stopped at the gas station to top off the tires... They were still up! Now I was really excited so I tried my 68 chevy C30 flatbed dump. Luke ran out, cranked just fine but no start so I pulled the plugs and there was antifreeze in 3 holes 1, 3, and 7. Prayed and the Lord said "there's a head gasket hanging in the garage" so I emptied out my garage looking... no luck! As I was walking back to the truck it occurred to me that maybe HE meant the garage at my rental house... sure enough there was the intake, exhaust and head gasket I needed. Pulled the head, and it was spotless inside, still had the honing hatches in the cylinders! The leak had happened so close to my tear down it did not even have time to rust! Bolted her back together and she ran so good I drove her home to Oregon! Now she is being used at least once a week. Someday I want to come visit at your convenience and give you a hand on what ever for the day. Terry
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I never get tired of reading the cool memories people have of these old trucks. Thank you for sharing Brother. God Bless. -Rick
Mikael Johansson
Mikael Johansson Hace 6 días
Check under "Acadian" equivalent of Nova (cdnclassicchevellesbeaumonts.wordpress.com/) I was a member of this club between 1997-2002
Joshua Ferguson
Joshua Ferguson Hace 6 días
Why not a rescue on a 1930's ford model a 3 speed pick up
Rich Yarnell
Rich Yarnell Hace 6 días
Hi Rick big fan from Michigan did a little research on your friends Nova the 400 on the fender badge means it,s a 400 series Nova they came in convertable or what you have was called a sport or sport coupe (that different front fender chrome was on those only,the only engine was the 194 I-6 and powerglide a v8 was only an option in 63. Keep rescuing and keep tubing I,m watching richyarnell@gmail.com and as you say Peace Out Brother
willefixit Hace 6 días
u getten maried?to day ???or just prayer metting?
willefixit Hace 6 días
+Classic Truck Rescue try to make it no promisise my wife sorota native there .she cant fly so maybe when we derive there .3rd bad lol have hard time typing you slow connection?splee ll beter than shows oh well thanks for the vi9d.
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September 7th.
Jasen Klems
Jasen Klems Hace 6 días
What about the bus
Frenk I got. One
Frenk I got. One Hace 6 días
A wunderfull rescue Rick!! Greetings from the netherlands!!
willefixit Hace 6 días
cant be 7k already bought it for 3 with free shipping .not five bad?
willefixit Hace 6 días
3k sold he said it free shipping im prime ??lol!!
willefixit Hace 7 días
not four bad either lol
Gene Holmes
Gene Holmes Hace 7 días
I believe the front of the fender trim was only on 1962
Dennis West
Dennis West Hace 7 días
well at least ur friend spared us the Plumber's crack showing, thought I was going blind for a moment, but seriously, nice car and I Liked the "Mr. Happy and the Twins" analogy, very clean and decent.
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We try to keep it clean...Butt-stuff happens...lol.
Huntsman52 Hace 7 días
You should see if the guy has any pictures of the car from back in the day
lawrence mathews
lawrence mathews Hace 7 días
Let me know what need have a 4 door that met a tree
Carl Stout
Carl Stout Hace 7 días
just don't put a v 8 leave it a 6 that is the way i would want it !!!!!
lawrence mathews
lawrence mathews Hace 7 días
Wondered where he's been . you guys did several rescues didn't ya
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Jim and I rescued a LOT of vehicles together. He was instrumental in helping me start Classic Truck Rescue. Helped me out of a really bad situation..
Chris Yocom
Chris Yocom Hace 7 días
Nice car i used to have a 63 2 nova 4 door. Looks just like yours except yours is 2 door
shortcut 57
shortcut 57 Hace 7 días
Back in the 70's my uncle was going to give me his 62 nova 4 cyl hard top automatic .He asked what i'd do with it ,I said "first thing ,put a v8 in it ".He didn't give me the car .It looked just like the one in the video .
Rusty Zipper
Rusty Zipper Hace 7 días
I remember Jim from some old videos when you pulled 1 of 2 trucks off a parking lot and you regretted not taking the second one. I assumed you guys had a falling out so it’s awesome to see you back together saving the Classics !
Rusty Zipper
Rusty Zipper Hace 7 días
34:07 Rick that’s a Stink Bug, BoxElders are black with like a Red X painted on them.....FunFact
Rusty Zipper
Rusty Zipper Hace 7 días
Yes, they will sting when trapped and it’s hurts like a bee sting, and I imagine it’s even worse on your ding a ling or south
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They do stink if you touch them. All I know is that whatever they are...they sting and it does NOT feel good.
grandprismatic Hace 8 días
Nice Nova
macgvrs Hace 8 días
Those raccoons are areal pain. I had two that decided to hang off my suet feeder which promptly separated the handle from the feeder. I had to make a couple of modifications to keep them rascals out of the suet.
Terry W. Milburn
Terry W. Milburn Hace 8 días
Great seeing You & Jim bring home the Ole-62 Nova, Betcha it wouldn't take much to make 'er fire up ! them Lil Bandits sure were on a mission Ha ! Be well, Friends ! ATB T God Bless
Marc Reynolds
Marc Reynolds Hace 8 días
That's probably a 453 two stroke Detroit diesel
uski59 Hace 8 días
OMG,....I love those, had 4, 2 ragtops, a 4dr sedan, 2dr ss hardtop. Just an awesome roomy little ride
Terri Rausch
Terri Rausch Hace 8 días
Boxelders.....Why did it have to be Boxelders?
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Might be "Stink-Bugs" all I know is that I've lived in Oregon since 1970...and only seen these critters for the last 3-years,,,,and they stink and sting when they bight.....not nice at all.
Joe May
Joe May Hace 8 días
Question I forgot to ask. Did you ever find out what the old truck was in the garage? That'd be a sweet Ride after the restoration
Alex Hardenberg
Alex Hardenberg Hace 8 días
U should have bought it
Alex Hardenberg
Alex Hardenberg Hace 7 días
Man wish I had the money
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Can't spend money I don't have Alex.
Joe May
Joe May Hace 8 días
Love the videos. I'd love to see the ole girl after she's restored. I'm surprised how good of shape she's in.
Frank Roberts
Frank Roberts Hace 8 días
i know about box elders, like John Wayne says " everthing out here will either bit ya sting ya or stick you".
Greg Tice
Greg Tice Hace 8 días
Awesome score .sure would be sweet just like it is
Don Gray
Don Gray Hace 8 días
Wouldnt have it.. there's so much rot in that frame by the time you get done putting that V8 in it it will be s*** in a week seriously it isn't worth scrap weight of course I'm not a Chevy guy neither so I know everybody in here will disagree with me but at the end of the day I wouldn't put a dime into it unless I was going to do a frame-up restoration including boxing the frame
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Well...when's the last time you bought a 1962 Chevy Nova Don.....and please...be honest. ....and be honest about what you paid for it.... I'm thinking never.....which would explain your assessment of this car's value....and would also explain why you 'Wouldn't have it"...and never will.
JIM'S WORLD Hace 8 días
The 'twins'...."Louie"....y'all had me crackin' up! My dad used to work briefly for an auto salvage yard here in Houston back in 1966 and he brought home a 1964 Nova for me...black with all the chrome. Geez it was pretty! Of course I didn't know diddly about working on cars so he towed it off after a coupla weeks. Then later on he brought home a 1956 Chevy Bel-Aire....YUP!...hauled it off too. I couldn't show my anger for him because he was 6'6" and weighed in about 240!...no fat, just all MAN! Great video as always, Rick! I think you and Jim should do comedy in your spare time! Lol! ( 2/10/2019 Sunday 8:13pmCST ~Jim in Houston, Texas~ )
Paul Dumont
Paul Dumont Hace 8 días
Great video. I though you were in love with it. Lol
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I am.
Erik Turner
Erik Turner Hace 8 días
NY raccoons would have stolen one of your trucks, tied a chain from the treats to the truck, and dragged that stuff out of that shed....
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Holy Cow...you keep them NY raccoons over there...Thanks Fer Watchin'. -Rick
northstar2007 Hace 8 días
you've got a decent sized trash panda there. cute thing but dont corner it lol
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Yeah...its about 10-times Anna's size...
Erik Turner
Erik Turner Hace 8 días
Nice to see Jim back around! Was always wondering what happened to him? He was your right hand man at the beginning Rick!
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Did my heart good to hang out with Jim saving old iron. Love that guy...always have...always will.
NebukedNezzer Hace 8 días
pesky raccoon family.
Mid-Nite Ryders
Mid-Nite Ryders Hace 8 días
Good ta see yer smiling face, Jim. Put shackles on my 70 Nova and broke it's single leaf spring. Guess was a tad to high !!! Put on multi-leaf, last I heard 3rd owner had it up to 495,000 miles.
NebukedNezzer Hace 8 días
use the parking brake. I NEVER have jacked up or down suspensions. bad idea to do that. Also leave wheel offset correct. One note. Corvair 14 inch rims will fit those old chevy IIs'
NebukedNezzer Hace 8 días
I did plenty of unsafe things myself. just one thing I avoided. we are both still alive and going so what ever we did worked out.
NebukedNezzer Hace 8 días
Yes, but its a way of getting a different size and profile tire on to the car.
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P.S. The Corvair rims will fit on the Nova....but the Nova hubcaps won't fit on the Corvair rims...
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I didn't say it was SMART to jack them up....look at it as my generation's version of eating Tide Pods. .....
dirty roofer
dirty roofer Hace 8 días
I flipped a 63 about 8 years ago bought it to flip did good on it .8500 would be my firm non moving number on east coast.
NebukedNezzer Hace 8 días
my dad had a 64 chevy II with the factory 283 powedrglide. nice car ran forever. he later had a 69 195 6 with the air cooled powedrglide it was ok. I have owned 68 nova new. 70 used and 76 used all good cars. I like this one with the column shift 3 speed.
urabampot Hace 8 días
i had a '77 Cam-a-roo with a 327 Vette motor, Munsi 4 spd, and 456 gears... i could imagine that set up in a 62 Nova,.... wow
Terri Rausch
Terri Rausch Hace 8 días
A short time ago in a town not far away...... CTR-139 Nova 400 Starring 1962 Nova A Classic Truck Rescue Production Rick Maylender.....Producer, Director, Cameraman, Editor..... Jim Anderson.....Best Boy Cameo......Rick Vernon Video trailer......The Mole Video set Gopher......Gopher
Tom Rausch
Tom Rausch Hace 8 días
CTR-139 1962 Nova A Classic Truck? Rescue Film Rick Maylender......Producer, Camera man, Editor. Starring.....1962 Nova Jim Anderson......Best Boy. Cameo.......Rick Vernon Video trailer.....Mole
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You've been watching CTR for way too long.... True story Tom. Thanks. -Rick
towrecker Hace 8 días
straightening that trim , a trick that I found to work great was several different pieces of wood , dowel rods square blocks ect , and a small ball peen hammer with a couple layers of cardboard taped to the head it's almost impossible to destroy it , just takes time that way ...
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Good comment...good tips. Thanks. -Rick
N Ferraro
N Ferraro Hace 8 días
West Coast: wash off the mold and the dirt, and it looks 1000% better. East Coast: wash off the mold and the dirt only to realize that it was actually plugging all the cancer holes, and possibly holding the whole thing together. Dam*it all.
Ken Allen
Ken Allen Hace 8 días
What a sweet Nov bro, just hope it goes to a good home if Jim does not do anything with it. Loved the wild life at the end. All the best to everyone on the ranch.
scott Smith
scott Smith Hace 8 días
Hey Rick hey Jamie good video I enjoyed it thank you and it seems like somebody has a raccoon problem that raccoon just wouldn't leave that total loan
frank irwin
frank irwin Hace 9 días
In 1962 one of my buddies bought a New Nova just like this one. I drove it new and noticed one flaw. I bumped the shifter which was in the console between bucket seats. By bumping the shifter it went into Park, locking up the rear end. We were careful not to bump the shifter after that. The six cylinder was pretty spunky.
Vic Mabus
Vic Mabus Hace 9 días
When I saw this, I immediately thought, "Wow! Big block Nova!!" Imagine my disappointment...
James Rodriquez
James Rodriquez Hace 9 días
That car seems more like a candidate for complete restoration than for modding with a V8. If you think about it, most people try to turn those old Novas into hot rods in way or another. To restore one to original condition would be different and make the car very valuable, in my opinion.
sublimeracer Hace 9 días
Very nice find! Great patina look to it. I agree the stock interior restored would look perfect.
Big Chevy
Big Chevy Hace 9 días
My dad was telling me that all Camaros, Chevelles, Novas, Dusters, all muscle cars were popular in high school and he drove my grandmas 1968 Impala 4 door and a 72 f100 blue ford .He told me he wish he had one in school and I would been ok with the Impala those are cool if that was me.
Larry C
Larry C Hace 9 días
those front trim pieces are about impossible to find . I haven't seen anyone that reproduces them . If you find them be ready to lay out some bucks !
gbowne1 Hace 9 días
I always wondered if those were Chevy II's pretending to be Nova's or the other way around.
Thom Geren
Thom Geren Hace 9 días
Chevy production of the Nova. Was to compete with the Ford Falcon. In the early 70's. GM produced 4 cars using the Nova name. The front and rear moldings was the only difference. Nova Omega Ventura Apollo The first letters of each one spells out Nova.
Jesse Bellis
Jesse Bellis Hace 9 días
Beautiful chevy !! Chevy love baby !! Can't get enough of the channel !!! God bless !!!! Can't wait to see your next video's !! As always !! Peace !!
hardductman37 Hace 9 días
I have the exact 62 nova 400 with all the chrome on it also, if I could share a picture I would but dont know how. Love the 62 nova 400
Heartbreak Elliott
Heartbreak Elliott Hace 9 días
Nice one Rick love it
gosportjamie Hace 9 días
That Chevy II Nova is so complete and original it would be dead easy to restore it to original. Obviously it would be more fun with a small block and the Muncie in it but being as original and straight as it is it would be nice to see it back as it rolled out of the factory. Even though it was a small and pretty cheap car in its day it must have been a seriously sharp-looking car. That's going to make a fantastic project for someone and, being so original, it's got to be super rare as they weren't exactly renowned for hanging together well over long periods. I'd love to know what the story with the Ford Econoline sitting by the dually frame is, it almost looks like it might have been an ambulance but it could have been a service vehicle or something...
stanley smith
stanley smith Hace 8 días
But how’s the frame?
orangepickel2 Hace 9 días
Need to find a period correct Hawaiian Hula Doll for the dash and curb finders
Dave Kimbler
Dave Kimbler Hace 9 días
I would trade a 1983 Honda goldwing gl1100a w/ matching trailer its fully chromed out for that nova !
Charles Long
Charles Long Hace 9 días
If you come to Texas, you can rescue a ton of old trucks here!! Most don’t know what kind of jewel they have here.
Dave Kimbler
Dave Kimbler Hace 9 días
I’ve never been bit by a box elder bug , EVER ! That sounds like a spider bit to me .
Barry Warren
Barry Warren Hace 9 días
Sometimes the best scores are right next door.
Medic Aided
Medic Aided Hace 9 días
would make a great davey crocket hat bet it would look good on ya too
Carla Langley
Carla Langley Hace 9 días
Is it still available
Classic Truck Rescue
Yes. rick@classictruckrescue.com
G.A. C.
G.A. C. Hace 9 días
Great video Rick! Bring Jim along on some rescues in the future.
Mylan Miller
Mylan Miller Hace 9 días
A perfect place for a Chevy 400!
MrWarthog213 Hace 9 días
in 1983 i bought a 1965 nova wagon, 1 owner with 75,000 miles on it off a car lot for $200. drove it several years delivering pizzas. first car to ever drive over 100 mph....
Warren Adams
Warren Adams Hace 9 días
You need a go Pro to free up your hands
Bruce M
Bruce M Hace 9 días
thanks Rick that's a nicely optioned(400 series) little Chevy 2. reminds me of my first car a 72 Nova. mine was a baby blue four-door with a 250 in it. driving that four-wheel drummed unibody rotbox like it was a brand new Corvette. it's by God's grace only that I'm still here today!!!!
douglas brown
douglas brown Hace 9 días
I had a 62 2 door sedan nova that color a few years ago. It was a 4cylinder and i had the parts to convert it to v8, but I just couldn't do it to such a rare car, so I sold it and bought another one with a 350 in it. Love my novas. also I had a 1966 L79 350 hp 327 in 1968 with a muncie and a 373 12 b0lt posi, man that car was a screamer, wish I had it now.
Russel Brown
Russel Brown Hace 9 días
My Dad had a 62 Chevy II with a 4 cylinder and automatic back in the day.
chris walker
chris walker Hace 9 días
Nice find. Those are sleepers. Leave the 6 cylinder markings on it an throw a turbo small block in it. Or just keep original either way is a win.
David Chima
David Chima Hace 9 días
That would be a good restoration project for someone. You got all the pieces
Will i am MC
Will i am MC Hace 9 días
I'm wondering how serious you are about wanting this Nova? Jim seemed interested when you spoke of the truck that you have , maybe some tradin can happen ? If he put the parts on the old guy's project Dually maybe you end up with a Crusher & Blower for the Camaro AND a nice Shoebox . Anyway , this is the coolest car you have shown on the channel in a while , true classic OG Nova. The color is Biscayne Blue, i believe . Thanks for the extra content, love the trucks but enjoy GM style...(you can skip all the Ford stuff lol) . Peace out
Red 5 Porkins
Red 5 Porkins Hace 9 días
Up here in Canada they sold those as the Pontiac Acadian. I would wet sand and clear that car in a hurry. People pay big money trying to duplicate that kind of "Patina" If I were closer I would love to give that car a good home. Thankx Fer Sharing.
stuart crosbie
stuart crosbie Hace 9 días
please dont do anything to that lovely piece of history just replace hoses breaks etc clean the carb put in good interior then just wet sand polish and a clear coat she will look great
23dlc Hace 9 días
enjoy your videos.thumbs up..why would someone thumbs down. grow up in grow a pair in maga👌😇
Bill 55811
Bill 55811 Hace 9 días
WOW, that was a great video. I remember when they came out with the Nova. Knew several who bought them. Takes me back to my first car a 1964 Impala, 2dr. Then I became stupid LOL traded it for a 64 Mustang, then traded that for a 66 GTO then traded the goat for a 70 F150. Dear Lord if I had all those now. LOL, I am going to go cry now. God Bless!!!
Dan Channels
Dan Channels Hace 9 días
Ted Bownas
Ted Bownas Hace 9 días
Looks like Jim's neighbor's got quite a few nifty irons in the fire. Lol- that old pickup is going to be cool with the Detroit and 1-ton gear under it. Love to build something like that myself one day. Nova is a nice project, too. 👍
Steven Walls
Steven Walls Hace 9 días
I aint a Ford man but Jamie's 4wheel drive u r drivein is a bad a** lookin truck and I think I could handle havein that Ford
JASON Barton
JASON Barton Hace 9 días
wow!! nice rescue!! thats gonna make a nice car!! lots to work with there!!!! so glad you filmed washing it off!!! i enjoyed every second!!!!! take care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul Johansson
Paul Johansson Hace 9 días
Gopher this and gopher that.
MrShanghai34 Hace 9 días
Went to school with a guy who bought a Nova similar to this. Paid a whoppin' $25 for it. He turned around and totaled it later on. Just pitiful...
Tom Crater
Tom Crater Hace 9 días
awesome video nice nova !!
Paul Johansson
Paul Johansson Hace 9 días
I knew a family who had a Chevy II wagon.
Jason Carpp
Jason Carpp Hace 9 días
I hope you're able to rescue the Nova. I've always loved the 1962 through 65 Chevy II.
Kyle H
Kyle H Hace 9 días
That is one awesome 62' I love those 6 Bangers... Diehards. Staying Stock would be the right thing to do IMO... Getting hard to find, Doing the Same with my Pontiac LeMans. Got a little V6 Buick In it.
glen johnson
glen johnson Hace 9 días
i had a 64 427 built to the hilt. and now i have a 63. if we can ever get this damn 57 panel wagon out of the shop we going back in the inline 6 but with a auto and A/C and turbo it. and we had a neighbor that had over 40 cars and never sold one he was always going to fix them. but never did.
Acme Racing
Acme Racing Hace 9 días
Nice project. Life does indeed keep happening, and you have to make the best of the time between disasters. "Not three bad" sounds like Victor Borge's Inflationary Language. esvid.net/video/vídeo-WmpLUezDzoo.html
Malik ElcoSS454
Malik ElcoSS454 Hace 9 días
Repaint that 1st Gen Nova that factory blue nice find MrRick
Tomm Marree
Tomm Marree Hace 9 días
I'd give my left nut for this car !!!
Aaron Schoessow
Aaron Schoessow Hace 9 días
Rick have your buddy watch Jonathan w on ESvid, he has an old car addiction, get them running and flip them, patina is the key, I think I would wet sand that thing and clear it... Nice
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