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1962 Chevrolet Chevy II

Nova 400 Convertible
Mecum Harrisburg 2022
Wednesday, 27 July - Tuesday, 30 August
$33,000
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
28 July 2022
Sold Date
T138
Lot Number
#3+
Unrestored original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 20467W115396. White with white vinyl top over red vinyl. 194/120hp six, Powerglide, power brakes, pushbutton radio, wire wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, bucket seats.

Evaluation: Good original paint with some small checking on the hood and rear deck. Sound chrome with light scratches. Sound but lightly soiled upholstery. Good dashboard and gauges. Original underneath with old undercoat. The odometer shows 39,020 miles which on the evidence of the car could very well be all it has covered.

Bottom Line: This car turned many heads at Mecum Harrisburg, a clean, well-preserved and usable little convertible. It won’t set any drag strip records but it will be a rewarding summer weekend driver and a car that will be recognized by Chevy fans for its preservation. This is a curve-setting result but is fully deserved by the car’s preservation and condition.

by Rick Carey
12 August 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
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