This 1970 Chevrolet Nova two-door hardtop has been driven about 200 miles since completion of a pro-street custom build, starting with a blown big-block 454ci V8 paired with a 3-speed Turbo 400 automatic transmission. Performance equipment includes Hooker headers, a 671 GMC blower, an Edelbrock carburetor, Merlin heads, a roller cam, and an MSD ignition system, with power being channeled to a narrowed Ford 9" limited-slip rear end via a B&M shift lever in a custom fabricated center console. Finished in two-tone orange and white over a dark gray cloth interior, this race-ready third-generation Nova is now offered with build documentation and a clear Arizona title in the seller's name.
First launching in 1962, the Chevy II Nova subcompact model used the General Motors X-body platform and was available in a variety of body styles and powertrains. In 1968, the model moved into its third generation and was fully redesigned with a longer 111” wheelbase. The Chevy II nameplate was dropped in 1969, and small changes were applied to the badging, marker lights, and taillights accordingly. This Nova two-door hardtop from 1970 was refinished in two-tone orange and white as part of a custom pro-street build over the course of several years by the seller, featuring an open hood design to accommodate the performance-upgraded big-block powerplant. Brightwork is corrosion-free and straight for the bumpers, grille, moldings, mirrors, and other exterior trim accents, while the body lines and finishes are in good condition aside from slight yellowing in the white painted areas and some bubbling on the roof per the seller.
Aluminum 16” Prime wheels are wrapped in staggered tires with Mickey Thompson slicks in the rear. Chassis underpinnings are provided by coilovers, strange axles, and 1350 U-joints, with stopping power provided by four-wheel disc brakes. The weight-reduced two-seat interior is equipped with late-model dark gray cloth bucket seats, a custom aluminum center console, a full tubular rollcage, aluminum door panel plates, and sound deadening flooring insulation. Additional race equipment includes a B&M shift lever, a trunk-mounted battery, and a fuel cell.