You're looking at one of the most interesting Novas out there for
the money. With a estimated 550 horsepower V8, custom interior, and
that cool paint, this 1971 Chevrolet Nova coupe is a great way to
get some serious presence for a seriously obtainable price.
The first thing you notice on this coupe is the paint. The bright blue has such a nice metallic element that it gives a cobalt-like impression in the sunlight. This is what you get with an investment in a modern clearcoat paint. The shining color does a great job of highlighting the third-gen Nova's more athletic sheetmetal. You can see the sporty nature in other elements, too, like the power bulge cowl hood, blacked-out wide grille, and gleaming chrome bumpers. But what really gives it a demanding presence is the custom set of alloy wheels that are made to look like Chevy's Rally wheels, but are actually larger and shinier.
You get more hints of this car's power upgrades when you open the door. The black vinyl front bucket seats are newer and carry better grip and bolstering. In between those buckets is a B&M sports shifter. When you slip behind the wheel, you'll notice it's a grippy three-spoke sport unit. We love the look of the extra wide original factory speedometer - especially when its supplemented by a full set of auxiliary gauges and a large tach. So while you do have a nice AM/FM/CD stereo system, your senses instantly know your real favorite soundtrack will be the rumble this Nova produces.
One look at the engine bay, and you know this is one wicked motor. This 400 cubic-inch V8 is the largest of the small blocks, and this one was even bored.30 over for a grand total of 406. It shines brightly with components like the Moroso valve covers, Moroso air topper, and fan shroud. But what you'll really like about this V8 is the pure power experience. The huge displacement small block has been upgraded and fortified with a Holley double-pumper four-barrel carburetor, SRP pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, an Eagle crank, and Hooker long tube headers. The consignor says this produces 550 horsepower. But all people really need to do is hear the thunderous dual exhaust, and they'll instantly know you power superiority. The V8 is mated to a freshly rebuilt TH350 three-speed automatic with a 3200-3400 stall to keep you in the optimal powerband. This feeds the Positraction rear end running 3.73 gears for great all-around performance. In fact, this Nova is far more than just a muscle machine. With power steering, front disc brakes, and modern performance tires, this is an easy classic to confidently drive on the streets.
Great looks, nice features, and a seriously powerful heart - this Nova has it all, and it can all be yours if you're fast enough to grab this deal. Call today!!!
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