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Price: US $28,100.00 Item location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nova
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 3429
  • VIN: 118375N127557
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: ZZ430 GM PERFORMANCE CRATE V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD TUBED
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!



"Outrageously Expensive Build"




Rare ZZ430 GM Performance Crate Motor


No Rust Original Metal • GM's Rare ZZ430 • No Limits Build

Full Custom Frame • Rack & Pinion Steering • Air Conditioning

Why do we present our cars with models?

Because it's fun and it gets your attention. After all this is Las Vegas. What more could you expect?

Let's be clear the models pictured with the vehicles are paid for the express purpose of showing off and presenting the vehicles.

They are not included with the sale of the vehicles or available to go with them at any point during the presentation online.

In other words Models Not Included

But included with this sale the winning bidder that does complete thetransactionwill receive all digital photographs of the vehicle and the models if they want them.

Full Custom Build• Drives like New • Aestheitic and Functional Diamond

We Want Your Business

Please calland we can discuss your serious and intelligent offer.

Be confident your intent to buy will be met by me the owner courteously.


Doug Williams


Magazine Featured Car • Sounds and Drives Like a Dream • Rare ZZ430 Engine

Full Featured Magazine's Content Below

(See what the magazine's writer had to boast about this build)

Chevy Rumble Feb/March 2003

"Precision Tool: This Nova Was Built To Exacting Standards."

Story & Photography by Matt Emery.

Let's face it strict attention to detail is nothing new to builders of outrageously expensive street rods. However it is only recently that the same strict attention to detail has been evident in those who are into building muscle cars. There are those enthusiasts who may think they take it to the extreme-but then there is LM Dove of Fallbrook California.

Dove is in the business of manufacturing surgical equipment. When it comes to precision there are few instances where exactness is more important than the surgical theater. After all if a surgeon has to clamp off a vital piece of you you want him or her to do it with something a lot more precise than a set of needle-nose pliers wrapped with rubber bands.

When it comes to taking care of the body of a car that had been on the road since '65 Dove felt that Henry's Hot Rod Shop was the place to go. The crew at Henry's began by taking the body down to bare metal when they removed most of the stainless and chrome and smoothed out the body. They re-configured the rear wheel wells boxed and strengthened the rear quarter panels and custom-fabricated the inner fender panels. With the addition of the Harwood cowl induction hood the stage was set for the application of the DuPont clearcoat and Performance Red paint which was also used in the interior.

Serious horsepower is not just a theory with Dove. He equipped his Nova with a GM Performance Parts ZZ430 crate engine. The ZZ430 is based on an iron block with four-bolt mains holding the forged steel crank in place. The engine is topped off with aluminum D-port Fast Burn cylinder heads that feature 210cc intake ports.

Providing the fuel for the 4-inch bore is the work of a Holley 770-cfm dual feed carburetor that sits astride the polished aluminum dual plane intake manifold. Bumping the roller rockers is a hydraulic roller camshaft that has 0.539/0.558-inches of lift with 234/242 degrees of duration.

Ron Mangus has built some of the finest interiors ever and this one is no exception. Using yards of tweed and leather the interior also features such high-profile names as LeCarra Vintage Air Kenwood and Dakota Digital.

A healthy ignition system is mandatory if any thought of track running is in the future. To that end Dove chose an MSD ignition system to power his red flier. An MSD billet distributor with the 6AL controller is a great way to say I beat you. JLM Race Cars provided a quick exit for spent gasses with custom-built headers which were treated to a Jet-Hot coating before connecting with the 40-series Flowmaster mufflers.

Heat has been the killer of many high-performance engines so Dove tackled the problem with a two-pronged assault. First a 7-quart Milodon triangulated sump combines with a GM high-flow oil pump to provide plenty of lubrication. Second a Griffin radiator with custom-built fan shroud and auxiliary fan works in conjuction with the polished aluminum High-flow water pump.

Getting the power from the engine to the back half of the Nova is ably handled by a Rick Roach-built Turbo 400 that has been equipped with a Hughs 2800-rpm stall converter. The tranny is protected from the heat with a Flex-a-lite fluid cooler complete with its own fan.

Putting the muscle in this muscle car is the GM ZZ430 crate motor. Equipped with Fast Burn aluminum heads a roller valvetrain 770-cfm Holley carb and MSD ignition this shoebox has all the power that it can use.

The thirdmember that finally made it into this Chevy actually comes from Ford. It's a custom-fabricated 9-inch housing fitted with Moser axles a Trac-Lok and 4.11 gearing. This trick thirdmember sits within an equally trick frame that was custom-built by JLM Race Cars. Built with mild steel the boxed chassis uses a body-channeled-over-frame design. It's equipped with a Mustang II-type suspension design that features polished stainless-steel tubular upper A-Arms which connect to Fomoso drop spindles.

A rack-and-pinion steering system connects Dove to his car while 11-inch vented and polished Wilwood disc brakes allow him complete control. Out back a four-link suspension design uses a track locator and Carrera coilover shocks while drum brakes do their part to bring the car to a halt.

As suspected Dove had all the suspension components polished chromed or powder-coated and all fuel brake and cooling lines are stainless steel with aircraft-type fasteners. Lastly a custom-made and highly-polished aluminum fuel tank (with Mallory electric fuel pump) provides plenty of space for fuel.

Even the trunk did not escape the handiwork of Mangus. The sculpted tweed complements the storage unit that is between the wheels tubs. Another special storage compartment hides the battery.

Giving the Chevy the strip look as well as the ability are the combination of huge 29x18.5x15-inch Micky Thompson tires mounted on 15x14-inch Cragar Street Star wheels with 24x6-inch rubber.

If the engine and frame are what would be found in strip competition then the interior is straight out of show and shine competition. Interior impresario Ron Mangus was the man who designed and stitched the tweed and taupe red and tan leather that can be found throughout. Custom touches abound: the door panels and headliner have been sculptured and the dashboard is covered in leather.

Of course leather is nice but a dash is supposed to be informative. Thus a full complement of Dakota Digital gauges was installed to update Dove with all essential details. A Kenwood AM/FM compact-disc player provides the tunes while a Vntage Air unit provides cooler temps when needed. All these electrical systems are tied together with a painless wiring kit.

Sporting plenty of Performance Red paint as well as a host of shiny parts this Nova is as nice beneath the body as it is on top. The attention to detail is awesome! A narrowed 9-inch housing has been modified using a 4.11-equipped Trac-Loc and a set of Moser axles. It is hung within the JLM Race Cars frame with a four-link that features Carrera coilover shocks. Not wanting so much as an errant bend to disrupt the flow Dove felt that the coated exhaust pipes should travel through the crossrails.

To keep Dove completely in charge of the high-performance Chevy he installed a LeCarra steering wheel (on a tilt column) along with a Hurst Quarter Stick shifter with line-lock capabilities. Like most vehicles today the trunk is adorned with the sculptured tweed design that continues throughout the shoebox interior. Separate compartments for items such as the battery and storage between tubs were also integrated.

Even for someone with Dove's exacting standards this Nova has exceeded his wildest dreams. And this is a car that is driven hard-so much so that even though it was not thrashed in any way it was recently refurbished and freshened by the crew at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff of Escondido California.

It's just like Dove to know when elective surgery is needed. CR.

We did not build this vehicle but we recently refurbished it and made some upgrades that Mr. dove felt were needed to perfect it. We over-hauled the brake system replaced fuel lines and installed a trans-cooler and roll-control and added tubular from A-arms. We also performed regular maintenance like a tune-up and header gasket replacement.

More Info?

How about the story behind the Rare numbered ZZ430 Engine

When looking for verification of a true ZZ430 with the fast burn heads there's your answer 12367712

Before you send me that awful question "what's your reserve or bottom line" let's take a moment to explain market values and how to get a deal on eBay. There isn't any "Book Value" from the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Guide on a car like this. Figures both selling and buying for cars like this are subjective in nature and the only number that counts if you are the seller is the one from a serious buyer that makes you an offer. Over 28 years in thebusiness dealers like myself buy and sell by looking at what it must have taken to build a car like this and take a rough guess as to what someone might buy it for. Do I have an asking price sure if you want to hear me shoot at the moon but that number will have nothing to do with what you may offer whether that's higher or lower. That is why we sell exclusively on eBay and at other reputable auctions. The numbers or offers come from the buyers that are serious and just like me make their own minds up as to what they are willing to spend. We arehere to sell cars. With thirteen yearsexclusivelyon eBay and perfect feedback it's obvious we do.

How? Well that's easy too. Real buyers with serious offers in mind call us. They almost always want to talk to the person in charge; that's me. I want to talk to you too and help you own this awesome vehicle. It keeps me in business. So if you want a fantastic vehicle like you see here one that is far above the average in condition serviced and documented like this simply call. Asking through email for my bottom line? Well I just think you're not too serious or willing to make an offer; makes it a waste of my time and yours. If you just want to know what the market value is do what we do look atKelly Blue Book andNADA Guideand other online sources. Does that mean we always hope to get exactly book value above or below? That's a loaded question. Depends on the rarity miles andcondition. Most important though since you "are" a serious and capable buyer call me and let's talk. I don't wear a Plaid Coat I don't talk really fast and I am the guy in charge the owner enthusiast and purveyor of some of the finest cars on the internet...not to mention the best thorough presentations.

Let's make a deal...Call me



1965 Chevrolet Nova SS Coupe

VIN: 118375N127557

Showing on Odometer: 3429 (exempt)

Engine: ZZ430 4-Barrel V8

Transmission: Automatic

Exterior: Performance Red

Interior: Tan

200 high resolution pictures below.

This 1965 Chevrolet Nova SS stopped me in my tracks the minute I walked up to it and found it to be for sale. The first impression was from my approach coming up to the car at the rear some 40 feet away. Instantly at that distance the steamroller rear end was apparent (as seen below). The laser straight and flawlessly laid Performance Red paint was without question stunning and high end. Being a car guy for the last thirty years I know quality when I see it and can usually spot the lack of from more than 20 feet but this closer I got the more impressed I became. The exterior bright work flawless the glass flawless the body lines laser straight crisp and not laid in paint that was too deep. I could see very quickly that I was not just looking at a local yocal weekend build. This car was screaming extreme quality to me even before I dropped down to my knees.

As I walked to the front of the car the Harwood highrise hood was already off the car exposing the polished glamour of the engine bay. Again there was no disappointment there either. I think I stood there for 20 minutes just starring at the details in the engine compartment. At this point I had no idea who built this street rod although there were a group of guys standing next to the car. I politely scanned the the group to see if one of them was the owner and assessed the guy in the middle as the same then asked "do you own this car?" Yes was his response and I said "Wow!" "Did you build it?" was my next question. "No but I've owned it now for quite a few years" his answer. I turned and began looking more at the car then asked if was ok for me to look inside and sit in there. He graciously obliged and even showed me how to turn it on. Let the rumble begin was my first thought and so it was with the sound of divine street rod thunder.

At this point I was invested in about 30 minutes of topside awe and still finding details everywhere I looked. The kind of details you never see on builds less than a quarter million. At this point sitting inside I figure there has to be a weakness since the owner has it here at the auction selling it. Well the obvious question; "Why ya selling it?" His reply I have to many I want more I've loved this one but I am ready to build a few more so clearing out few to make room for more." OK so now I need to see the underside. This is usually the weakness among all builds that devalues topside greatness. So I got out and laid out flat on the pavement to behold the undercarriage. OMG! The undercarriage on this car was straight out of this world. Just laying on my back I could see details that were ridiculous. Ridiculous in the sense that you could see countless items inside a square foot that you usually don't see in an entire undercarriage. From the flawless stacked coin welds to the billet aluminum connectors to the waxed paint finish underneath the workmanship was stunning. I'll admit I've seen builds like this before at SEMA and World of Wheels and this was right there with the finest in the world. Extreme over the top expenditures in perfection and details. I had no idea who built this car at this point.

So after spending 10 minutes on my back starring at the undercarriage I got up and asked if I could view the trunk. He opened it up and there was a plaque and stand that opened up even more information to me. The car boasted the very rare GM Performance crate motor the ZZ430. 430 Horse Power and only 430 of them built. The right heads the right car the right body and now the answer as to who built the car. LM Dove a guy that owns a plant that manufactures surgical equipment. Instantly it was all clear.

Read the list below and you'll soon understand that when a guy that builds surgical equipment takes on a task of building a street rod the attention to details matters far more than the cost of the build. This is truly an understatement in the case of this 1965 Chevreolet Nova SS. Although we don't have receipts we haven't written the checks or anything of the sorts we do know what it takes to build cars of this class. I've seen builds like this exceed a quarter million dollars easy. We've had cars here that were not to this extreme that nearly a half million dollars were spent on the build. This car is for the guy that doesn't want to spend a half million but wants the results of someone else who did.

A note from the owner.

I am a “used car dealer” but before that I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I’ve been in business have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand high value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I’ve discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you the bidder that this is an above average exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.

With just four employees and no sales people I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris owner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson Nevada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name no job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price but a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence something that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.

After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom my writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance rarity special features possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I’ve converted a paint booth especially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.

Usually I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust working sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital laser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many “dealers” will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.

No “dealer” on-line or in the real world takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you the buyer with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away unable to touch or feel their purchase that my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.

If you have any questions at all please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger I will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find – a number we both know will not buy the car so don’t waste your time or mine. I am after all a “used car dealer.”

Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.

If you hit the reserve the decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.

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