1968 Chevrolet Nova
After losing some compact car market share in previous years to
Ford, in 1960 Chevrolet went to the drawing board. They had visions
of quickly producing a compact car for the masses that would be
both economical and desirable. By 1962, the first Chevy II Nova
rolled off the production line.
For consignment, a nice nugget of Chevrolet history if you will, in
a 1968 version of the Nova. Consigner states its original sheet
metal with no work having to be done to remediate any rust.
Sporting a powerful 489ci V8, and a gaggle of other upgrades
mechanically and visually, we could call this car the Orange
One of my personal favorite years for the Nova model it has the
overall look of a muscle car but in very tasteful form. Paint is
very nice, with only minor orange peel evident on the rear quarter
panels. Chrome and trim is looking smart and shiny with no rust or
dulling. From the single headlight horizontal banded front grille
and bumper below to the window surround in front, side view mirrors
and gracefully sloping rear glass as it melts into the trunk deck,
its original in its presentation. Simple badging and well minded
gaps, along with 15-inch polished aluminum cast wheels wrapped in
black wall rubber, let's hop inside and chew up some Fords.
A swing of the doors reveals original door panels with the only
change here is an orange accent stripe on the armrest. Moving
inside it is quite the contrary with the original dash and speedo,
but the buck stops there and several additions are now inside.
These include a steering column mounted Super Tach II, and now in
lieu of the radio a trio of volt, water and oil gauges. Just below
this panel are some transparent toggles for the fan, pump and
heater. Orange painted metal boxes with black padded vinyl for the
remainder of the dash. A rally steering wheel fronts this updated
dash. Seats are now like new high back buckets with oversize
bolsters to keep you planted when taking some liberties with the
accelerator and tight turns. Black vinyl is looking good for these
chairs. In the back a simple smooth black vinyl bench is now in for
some weight loss. Clean black carpeting with Nova stitched badged
floor mats are under all this, and a somewhat loose headliner is
above. Noted is a TCI shifter on the hump.
Under the hood in a wonderfully restored and simplified bay is
plopped a 489ci V8 stroker. Our consigner states it has a .030
overbore, hydraulic roller cam and roller rockers. Aluminum
aftermarket heads are on, along with a 4-barrel Holley carb on top.
On the back is strapped a 10-inch 2800rpm stall converter attached
to a TH400 form, and it's a 3-speed automatic version. The rear
axle weighs in at 12- bolt 3.73 posi. Headers and a Flowmaster
exhaust are now on. This engine is a wonderful machined metal
All rust free with some newly painted suspension parts showing as
Caltrac bars and leaf springs for the rear traction, and
independent coil sprung suspension with Viking double adjustable
shocks in front. Power disk brakes are in front and power drums for
This orange crusher started right up, and handled our test track
well with nice acceleration, good sturdy handling, and solid bias
free brakes. Note the horn does not blow and the heater fan is
Some extra muscle for this Nova now with a newly updated interior,
monster cubes under the hood, and some snappy suspension for extra
grip on the ground, orange you glad I introduced you to this wow
13-Nova 6 Cylinder
27-2 Door Sedan
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
253299-Sequential Unit Number
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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