.... Under $2,000.
I had started building my first hot rod, the 1940 Studebaker Champion... And IT was already draining my meager finances... So the Nova didn't happen...
I bet you if it had happened, I'd still have that car to this day... I kept my hot rod Studebaker for 32 years, and my current '52 Chevy pickup project will be 20 years in the making next year!!!