Vehicle Description

This 1965 Chevrolet Nova is fresh off a full restoration this year with less than 550 break in miles on it. They took the time to create a dream car hardtop with super-slick paint, a beautiful custom interior, serious suspension upgrades, and an awesome 500+ hp fuel-injected stroker V8 heart. So if you're ready for details on the best of everything, read on.


There has been a serious investment over every inch of this Chevy, and so the paint needs to make the right striking first impression. The Rally Red is the product of a fresh application (everything was completed in 2020) and a professional hand applying it. This one loves to maximize its factory-style appeal with the bright chrome bumpers, beautiful grille, and complete rear fender trim. And we can absolutely understand its focus on the classic side. After all, this was the last year for the first-gen Nova, and the switchover to the 2nd gen made these 1965 cars some of the rarest of the whole nameplate. But this one also doesn't resist showing off its updated flair with well-integrated pieces like the clear tri-bar headlights and polished magnum-style drag wheels (with extra meaty Mickey Thompsons in the rear.)


We know you'll be rolling down all the windows on this pillarless hardtop just so people can get a better look inside. That's because you have a full custom interior that was just finished this spring. The black on the seats feels supple, and the diamond-stitch pattern inserts make this like a luxury car. Matching door panels, plush black carpeting, and a taut headliner complete this coordinated and premium package. The bold red dash retains the Nova's original uncluttered feeling, but there are some well-integrated upgrades. For example, the gauges are now a modern Dakota Digital setup. And while the original AM radio is on display, and JVC AM/FM digital tuner is hidden in the glovebox. You get the leather and chrome steering wheel mounted on a tilt steering column. Your right hand will love the grip of the TCI ratchet shifter, and just ahead of that is the programmer for something special under the hood.


The engine bay has a fantastic presentation. The color-matched smooth inner walls show care and attention as they draw your attention to the V8. This is a new fuel-injected 383 GM roller block from ATK high performance engines. It's a complete build that includes forged pistons, forged rods, Comp Cam hydraulic roller camshaft, Dart intake, Dart cast valve covers, and Dart SHP aluminum heads. It's all topped with a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system that you can dial-in the performance from behind the wheel. The full package is said to make over 500 horsepower! It's supported by the right pieces like a Be Cool aluminum radiator, an external trans cooler, steel braided lines, and an Optima red top battery in the trunk for better weight distribution. The Hooker Super Competition headers do a fantastic job of feeding the H-pipe dual exhaust to announce this superior power to the world. And make sure you take some time to look at the path of these pipes in the undercarriage photos. There you'll be reminded just how fresh everything is, and you'll also spot some of your favorite parts of the build. The TH350 three-speed has a 2800 stall. That feeds the PST driveshaft on its way to the Ford 9-inch rear end with 31-spline axles and 4.10 gears. There's strong tubular steel for the upgraded front suspension, subframe connectors, and the four-link rear. Plus, you have Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes with drilled & slotted rotors, Detroit Speed rack & pinion steering, adjustable coilovers behind each wheel.


Fresh, complete, stunning, and powerful total packages like this rarely leave their creator's hands, especially with receipts from 2020 showing over $45K spent, so you know you have to hurry to grab this deal. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1419538
  • Price:$62,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Nova
  • Exterior Color:Rally Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:538
  • Stock Number:2573-TPA
  • VIN:116375N170139