Once upon a time, the station wagon was the go-to vehicle for large American families looking for the most practical model of transportation. The wagon has since fallen out of favor with the American public, mostly due to the popularization of trucks, crossovers and SUVs, but there are still many people out there who yearn for the days when nearly every American car company had a compelling wagon in its portfolio.
Readers with an appreciation for the station wagon will definitely want to check out this 1966 Chevrolet Nova currently for sale at Duffy’s Classic Cars in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The listing says this bright red wagon retains the look of a classic “people hauler,” but backs it up with modern-day reliability and creature comforts, making it the perfect classic for enthusiasts that may be nostalgic for the days when they rode around in mom or dad’s wagon.
Under the hood is a “strong running” 282 cubic-inch Small Block V8, which is paired with a four-speed automatic 700R4 transmission. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.00 gears, while recently installed power front wheel disc brakes and rear drums help bring this rather large and heavy package to a stop. It sits on newer stock front suspension, while the rear suspension is also stock, but has been lowered with frame connectors. Completing the performance upgrades are Budnik five-spoke alloy wheels, which measure 18 inches in the front and 19 inches in the rear, and Mickey Thompson tires.
Inside, this wagon has some modest upgrades in the way of Autometer gauges, an aftermarket AM/FM radio deck/CD changer, a three-spoke billet Chevrolet steering wheel and bolstered front bucket seats with vintage-look upholstery.
Check out the listing for this mint Chevrolet Nova at this link. Duffy’s Classic Cars is looking for $29,950 in exchange for this well-kept Chevrolet Nova. Check out the listing at this link for more information and photos.