1967 Chevrolet Nova Restomod
This 1967 Chevy Nova would look great no matter what you did with it, but even the original version can't compete with the amazing street machine it has become. 454 cubic inches, an agile suspension, and stunning electric blue paint all work together to create one of the cleanest, meanest Novas we've ever seen. The minimalist shape of the Nova can be traced to its origins as an economy car, but when everything is done to show standards, it stands out as something special. The sheetmetal is so tight it appears stretched over the Nova's chassis, and the single character line that stretches from nose to tail seems to visually make the car seem longer and lower than it really is. The Viper Blue metallic paint is simply spectacular, with a miles-deep finish that only hours of tedious hand sanding can achieve. Good panel alignment also contributes to this car's almost intangible good looks, along with a brilliant shine that's a result of a good color sand and buff. A few signs of use are evident, but they're hard to find and most folks won't notice at all simply because the car looks so good overall. All the original trim remains intact, but on a Nova there isn't much, just nicely finished chrome bumpers front and rear, a simple grille up front, and Super Sport emblems on the quarters. A light tint on the glass adds the final touch that make this Nova look incredibly smooth. In some ways, the interior was restored to stock condition. There are new factory-style seat covers on the front bucket seats, the carpets and door panels are reproductions, and the shifter lives in a factory center console. Upgrades like the Auto Meter Pro-Comp gauges, AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, and B&M shifter give it a modern flair that's the essence of the Pro-Touring movement. An original steering wheel is the right choice in a vintage muscle car like this, and there's a fully functional back seat for some friends who probably won't complain about the accommodations. For better weight distribution and to free up some under-hood space, the battery was relocated to the trunk, which is clean but not fully finished, although a reproduction mat would be an inexpensive upgrade that would look great. Big power in a little package was the Nova SS calling card from day one, and with 454 cubic inches of bib block thunder, this one carries some serious blasting powder under the hood. With an Edelbrock aluminum intake, a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum heads, this isn't just some lazy truck engine, but a torque-happy street assassin that perfectly complements the Nova's compact size and agile handling. Dual electric fans and an electric water pump keep it nice and cool under any circumstances and we like the minimalist look of the engine bay. Custom sheetmetal inner fenders are made possible by a trick front suspension that includes a custom subframe and rack-and-pinion steering for great steering feel. A built 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission provides an overdrive gear for easy cruising and four-wheel disc brakes were added as a precaution, because that big block flings this little car around pretty easily. The suspension has been lowered, so it hunkers down just right over those beautiful polished Boyd Coddington aluminum wheels which wear staggered 17- and 18-inch performance radials. Wicked fast and fully sorted, early Novas don't get much nicer than this beautifully built hardtop. Call today!