Craigslist Crumbs – 1963 Straight Axle Nova

For gearheads, Craigslist is the gift that never, ever stops giving. CL founder Craig Newmark blessed car guys and gals worldwide with the magical “for sale by owner” button.  While wholesalers and dealers sneak into this fertile ground on occasion, it’s mostly a vast landscape of luscious leftovers from private party sellers.

Nothing beats morning coffee in bed scrolling the cars & trucks for sale by owner section. Here’s a prime example of the sweet whips that can be procured for a price. Speaking of price, and speaking from our own personal experience, when you list something on CL, the standard “offer buffer” is about $1,500. If you list your car for $11,500, you’ll take $10k and be happy.

Check this 1963 straight axle Nova we found the other day located in Northern California. The stance is right, the equipment is solid and it has strip and street appeal. Looks like the guy knew what he was doing. Features include a 400c.i. smallblock Chevy with headers, turbo 400 trans, 2400 stall converter, subframe connectors and a narrowed 9-inch rear end with 3:54 gears.

The American torquethrusts are spot on and the paint looks good too. Guy says it runs high 12’s in the quarter mile. This is a great example of the value that can be found by deeply searching Craigslist and a perfect example of the cars we will continue to unearth for you from the world’s most popular community website in our “Craig’s Crumbs” spotlights. The owner deleted the ad earlier this morning so he either sold it or got cold feet (was asking $15k).  Would you have paid $15k for this 1963 straight axle Nova? We would have!

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