Price: US $62,000.00 Item location: St. George, Utah, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nova
  • Year: 1964
  • VIN: 40211N239908
  • Color: Other
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1964 Chevrolet Nova

View Our Other Listings | Contact Us | Print this listing DOUG THORLEY's 1964 CHEVROLET NOVA AF/X - *CHEVY 2 MUCH II - FAMOUS 'FUNNY CAR'!Red Hills Rods and Choppers Inc. 1361 E. Red Hills ParkwaySuite BSaint George. UT 84770Call Us Today(435) 703-0003Ask ForSteven AnastosAsk Us A Question Vehicle DetailsYear: 1964Make: ChevroletModel: NovaVIN: 40211N239908Stock Number: A312Mileage: 0Transmission: AutomaticEngine: 8 CylinderExterior Color: OtherInterior Color: OtherTitle: Clear "Own A Piece of 'Funny Car' History""This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"Doug Thorley. the legendary ‘header’ builder. was asked by his good friend Hubert Platt from Georgia to build a set of custom headers for his 1964 Ford Falcon ‘427’ race car. This is how the legend began!Doug recalls. “There was a match race coming up & Hubert had burned his hand quite badly. so he asked me to drive the car. I took two passes. and it was off of the ground most of the time all the way through the quarter mile. Well. that really hooked me. and the minute that I got back to the shop I started building the ‘Chevy 2 Much’. Ted Brown built the chassis & completely reconstructed the frame. Doug Kruze did the sheet metal. and Gil’s Auto Body did the one-of-a-kind bright Candy Tangerine & Red paint scheme. When Hubert’s wife. Bee Platt. saw the brilliantly painted Chevy. she couldn’t refrain from drawing “That Chevy is Tooooo Much". which Doug quickly adapted to: ‘Chevy 2 Much’. In 1964. there were only a handful of NHRA national events & the ‘Funny Car’ Eliminator class was not yet in existence. so the car was built as a ‘Match Racer’. The ‘Chevy 2 Much’ started out w/ an alcohol-injected 396ci big-block & weighed in @ 2100 lbs. It ran in the high 9’s at over 150 mph. and is remembered as the first 4-speed car to run over 150 mph in the ¼ mile. Doug says: “It was a ball to drive because it was off of the ground or sideways most of the time”. Plagued by big wheelies. this was solved by the invention of the first ‘wheelie bar’. lending itself to keeping the car straight! It was the only ‘Funny Car’ in Southern California outside of Jack Chrisman’s injected Comet. & it got so popular that folks wanted Doug to bring it back east & race the factory cars such as the ‘Dodge Ramchargers’ & Ed Schartman’s Comet. Doug recalls: “I could beat most of the factory cars”. Heraced all over the country at least 2-3 nights a week! When Doug decided to start building his Logghe chassis-equipped Corvair. which was one of the first full tube-chassis ‘Funny Cars’ to hit the drag racing scene. the ‘Chevy 2 Much’ was sold to some gentleman out of Chicago who changed the wheelbase & ran it for a while. until a nasty encounter with a guardrail ended the car’s amazing career. Fast forward to just before the new Millennium!Doug had decided to recreate the ‘Chevy 2 Much’. because as he puts it: “Steve Gibbs who was running the NHRA museum wanted me to put a car in the new museum”. So Doug rounded up most of the friends who labored over the original car to help him build the new ‘Chevy 2 Much II’. including: Ted Brown. Tom Rodriguez. HL Shannan. Gary Slusser. Fletch & of course Doug Kruze! When the new build was completed. the new ‘Chevy 2 Much II’ went straight into the NHRA museum and sat for 11 years before Doug decided that he wanted to see the car enjoyed. During lunch one day. Doug offered Ron Maxwell. an old friend from his hometown of Cedar City. Utah. the chance to buy it. Ron jumped at the chance. and immediately began the process of bringing the car back to life. Since the car had a ‘dummy block’ while it was in the NHRA museum. Ron decided he wanted a running & driving drag car. with just the right driveline. The updated drivetrain consists of the following: a 496ci Chevrolet big-block by Wheeler Power Products in Florida (Dyno-ed @ 742 hp w/ 621 Lbs. / Ft. Torque). 4. 250” stroke crank. forged Eagle H-beam rods. Icon forged pistons. Howard’s Cam solid-roller camshaft. exact duplicate #467 of the original Hillborn Injection (chromed & polished). Brodex aluminum heads. Turbo-Hydramatic 400 Manual valve body. 3800 stall converter. and 9” Ford rear-end w/ nodular center section & 4. 11 gears. The front suspension is a period-correct leaf-sprung solid axle w/ Bilstein racing shocks. & out back is a 4-link system w/ adjustable shocks. To make the car safe & legal for making full speed exhibition passes. additional support & bars were welded into the basic cage frame installed by Doug Thorley years earlier. The original Bright Candy Tangerine - Red Paint Scheme & Original Gold-Leaf Graphics/Lettering done by Gil’s Auto Body is just as it was when Doug & his good friends built the car. 'Super Chevy Magazine’ asked to have a photo shoot done in the NHRA museum. and it was featured on the cover of the Nova Annual 2012 Edition. featuring an 8-page spread. Ron showed the ‘Chevy 2 Much II’ quite a few times over the next couple of years and always took home an award. including: ‘Best Nostalgia Car’ @ Boise Roadster Show 2012. ‘Best Race Car’ @ Salt Lake City Autorama 2013. and ‘Best Nostalgic Car’ @ Super Chevy Show in Colorado 2013. She now sits on our showroom floor here in Saint George. Utah. and is available for new ownership for the very first time! Whether you can remember the early years of 'Funny Cars' & finally want one of your own. or you are just getting into drag racing. it will be hard to beat this nostalgic 1964 Chevrolet Nova AF/X car! There is a plethora of information on the Internet regarding Doug Thorley & the ‘Chevy 2 Much’ cars. so you should have no problem doing your homework about this amazing era in drag race history. Those wonderful years are long gone. but certain pieces of those amazing times continue to live on. This wonderful 1964 Chevrolet Nova AF/X car. lovingly dubbed ‘Chevy 2 Much II’ is a great example. This is an excellent opportunity to own a real ‘Funny Car’ built by the legends who were there when it all started! Enclosed shipping is available anywhere in the world at the buyer’s expense. Please do not make an offer on this vehicle unless you have the funds available now and intend to purchase the car. You are more than welcome to inspect this vehicle at any time before the end of the listing. I also reserve the right to end the listing at any time. Please. no emails! A serious buyer will always pick up the phone to discuss the vehicle. If you are a serious buyer and have any questions at all. please do not hesitate to call Steve @ (435) 703-0003 or (435) 628-2866. Thank you! Additional Photos Vehicle History ReportDon't buy a used car without CARFAX®! The first step to protecting yourself against buying used cars with costly hidden problems. CARFAX® searches its nationwide database and provides a detailed vehicle history report in seconds. You Should Know What They Know!Over 5 million AutoCheck reports are run by consumers. dealers and auto auctions each month. Terms & ConditionsWinning bidder must submit a Non-Refundable $2. 00 Down Payment within 48 hours of the end of the auction via PayPal. Wire Transfer or Cashiers Check. The remaining balance must be paid within 5 business days of the end of the auction via Wire Transfer or Cashiers Check. This vehicle is sold AS IS with no warranty expressed or implied. Winning bidder arranges and pays all transportation fees. About UsRED HILLS RODS and CHOPPERS INC. specializes in rare Muscle Cars. Hot Rods and Custom Choppers. Based in Saint George. Utah. R. H. R. C. was founded by Steven Ray Anastos after he relocated to Utah from Southern California. Steven has been dealing in high-end Mopar Muscle Cars since 2003 where he did business in California under the name "Steve’s Killer Bees". Having ridden motorcycles his whole life. he decided to expand the business by dealing in Custom Choppers. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in addition to his growing Muscle Car and Hot Rod business. The stunning landscape. beautiful weather. open roads and no helmet laws make Utah the perfect place for such a business. After finding the ideal location with tons of visibility. Steven opened a brand new showroom in Saint George and plans on being around a very long time. The showroom is very unique as there is nothing else like it in Southern Utah. The area is starving for a taste of the Hot Rod Kulture and R. H. R. C. plans on getting in on the ground floor. They sell Helmets. Goggles. Sunglasses. Hats. Beanies. Jewelry. DVD’s. Books and Hot Rod Collectibles such as Rat Fink. Von Dutch. Clay Smith and Mooneyes. They also market their own line of R. H. R. C. apparel. Much of their business has been and will continue to be internet-based. especially the sale of their high-end Muscle Cars and Hot Rods as many of them are in the six-figure category. They intend to start selling these rare vehicles locally as there seems to be quite a following for Muscle Cars. Hot Rods and Motorcycles in the Southern Utah area. R. H. R. C. holds Car Shows and Special Events monthly at their Saint George location so stop by and see their incredible selection of inventory. If you are not already on their mailing list. please call or email with your contact information and they will keep you informed of any and all events. See our other listings