This 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova was built to do only one thing -
go fast! And with a huge nitrous 572 V8 and bold yellow paint, it
doesn't try to hide its speedy intentions, which means everyone
will hide from you on the street and the strip.
Novas are great cars to start with as a Pro-Street custom build because they are small in size, light in weight, but big in stature. And when you take a hardtop like this and render it in bold shade of yellow, it really brings out the best in the Chevy's design. But the reason why you love this is more than just the paint. There was a lot of time and effort into making sure the panels fit correctly, and shaving the door handles means nothing gets in the way of seeing the second-gen Nova's sporty kick-up in rear fender profile. These were often an exercise in minimum chrome accents, which leaves the brightwork on the bumpers and grille to really standout. Of course, the shine everyone will really be looking at are the Billet Specialties wheels with the huge rear ones so nicely tucked under the body.
Pop the remote door openers, and this Nova is surprising by how it has everything needed to be the street king... and a bit more. First, there is a full AutoMeter race gauge package and a large shift-light mounted high on the dashboard. The black Corbeau seats look like they belong in a late-model racing Porsche, and have five-point harnesses. The six-point roll cage on this custom build is painted to match the exterior yellow. Plus, this has the full fire suppression system already built-in. A car this mean is not expected to have everyday comforts, but this custom build is a bit different. After all, you have to have some tunes to listen to on your way to the drag races. So this one has a modern AM/FM/CD stereo. There's even power windows and a modern R134a air conditioning system so you can stay cool while waiting for you next midnight challenger.
Ok, we won't leave you in suspense any longer about the monster motor. It's a GM Performance ZZ 572 Big Block crate engine. And while this monster motor barely fits under the cowl induction hood, they took their time getting the presentation right with everything from bright pieces like the Mach pulleys, to the great color coordination of the valve covers. And while the presentation has already won awards, this one can also win on the streets. After all, you're looking at one of the biggest of the blocks, and then they added a nitrous system to it! But power is nothing without control. That why the V8 feeds a Finish Line a 4l80e four-speed automatic with HGM Compushift controller. That sends the power to the stout Ford 9-inch rear with the huge 31-inch tires. There's a tubular A-arm front suspension, adjustable coilovers on the fortified rear, and four-wheel disc brakes. And just like the interior, where you saw plenty of creature comforts, there's also power steering, cruise control, and four fans to keeps this big engine running cool in all situations. So you're looking at a custom build that is ready for far more than just the quarter-mile runs.
This Nova is so mean, it's just barely enough on the right side of the law enough to get a license plate hung on the back. But it's also tame enough to give you A/C comfort. A turn-key total package never waits for long. Don't miss out, call now!!!
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