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1963 Nova Surf Wagon |

1963 Nova Surf Wagon

1963 Nova Surf Rod

This is a 1963 Nova Wagon owned by Dennis Marshall and Jonna Marshall in Xenia,OH.

I bought the car at a swap meet back in May of 2011, while looking I was told that the car had been sitting in a old barn for the past 12 years. I ended buying the car because I loved the wagon look and thought it would be neat to do a wagon in the rat rod style.

It may have looked rough, but the Nova had potential

Once I started tearing into the car I had to put in all of the new floor pans. The Nova was originally a 3 speed on the column but I moved it and bought a new Mr.Gasket floor shifter. The set up is now three on the floor! The motor powering the Nova is the original factory 194 Inline 6 which has been overhauled.

She may only be an Inline 6 but she gets the job done! She is all original from the Factory.

When I first got the wagon there was hardly any interior left in inside! Since then I have had all of the seats re-padded and recovered. I am still working on a few things in the interior such as the door panels and getting the carpet but I am getting to them slowly but surely.

For paint I always wanted to do a flat paint job on the car to give the car that rat rod look. What I did was use Hot Rod Flats-Aqua with a white shiny top.The car was painted by my father Gary Stollings. The wheels have been sandblasted and painted to match that car. The Nova has 13 inch tires that are wide white walls.I wanted to give the car a unique surf rod look, so I found a surfboard to set it off,(which I might add surfboards are very hard to find in Ohio).

The Nova cruising on the way to Surf City!

The Nova has been lowered 3 inches and all the chrome has been powder coated to a chrome finish. All the work has been done by my father Gary Stollings, my son Ty Marshall and myself.¬† This has been one of many cars i have restored/built. There’s nothing like a old Hot Rod!!!!

Makes me want to jump in and blast Bleeding Heart by the Johnnys while driving!


A clean Nova all around! The car looks great, the paint is great and it drives great!

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2 comments on “1963 Nova Surf Wagon

  1. i own this car now.

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