Need help pricing 1970 Chevy Nova sedan

lbfordlbford AlabamaMember Posts: 1
edited July 2020 in Chevrolet
I'm trying to help two little old ladies sell their mother's car. They think it's worth a mint. I'm not so sure. Any input on value/price is appreciated. Details below:
1970 Chevy Nova 4-door sedan; V6 automatic; champagne gold; approx. 22,000 miles (not a typo!); 1 owner. It's been stored in an old barn for about 20 years — no idea of the engine condition or interior.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 14,548
    Photos always help in a situation like this, but with no idea of engine condition, the engine being a six (it's an L6, not a V6), and that it's a 4-door Chevy Nova, with six-figures being built I'm sure, if I were the ladies I wouldn't look to go to Europe on the proceeds. A two-door Nova SS of the same year would be worth significantly more. Good luck to you and the ladies.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 14,548
    Maybe two grand if no one has any idea if it will run--which I wouldn't recommend trying if it's been stored for twenty years. Again, good luck!
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,056
    edited July 2020
    Lows miles = good, 20 years in a barn could be bad, depending on the shape of the body and interior. A 4-door isn't worth as much as a 2-door.

    You might go to ebay motors and check the 'completed items' for '69-'71 4-door Novas with 6 cylinder engines in similar condition. Look for the maximum bid price, whether it sold or not, and the 'buy it now' price only if it sold. That'll give you a good idea what it's worth.

    edit-I just checked, over 80 2-door Novas, but no 4-door Novas, '69-'72. That shows you where the market is.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,124
    lbford said:

    I'm trying to help two little old ladies sell their mother's car. They think it's worth a mint. I'm not so sure. Any input on value/price is appreciated. Details below:
    1970 Chevy Nova 4-door sedan; V6 automatic; champagne gold; approx. 22,000 miles (not a typo!); 1 owner. It's been stored in an old barn for about 20 years — no idea of the engine condition or interior.

    I’d use some of the tools on classic car sites like Haggerty or Hemings to get a rough idea of value. A V6 no matter how pristine won’t be worth anywhere near what a SS V8 would be. Primary buyer would be someone who wants to restomod it into an SS tribute and from what I gather they won’t pay much for a car that they’ll just rip apart and throw half away.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 14,548
    edited July 2020
    I, too, earlier could not find a single four-door Nova of that general vintage ('68-72) on eBay.

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 14,548
    I don't think anyone will want to restomod a four-door Nova, either.

  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,056
    If (big if) this car is in great shape inside and out, it might catch the eye of the "we had one of these growing up" folks, maybe get a decent price. If it needs significant work, this will be a tough sell.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,124

    I don't think anyone will want to restomod a four-door Nova, either.

    You’re right, I didn’t notice it was a 4 door. Not much potential for that particular car beyond making it a Sunday cruiser.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,760
    This car would be perfect for one of the You Tubers to pick up and do videos on.

    As the others mentioned. It’s just not worth a lot.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,056
    I found one! It's a V8, though. Asking price $3,000:
    https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1970/chevrolet/nova/101349855
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