Yes, this is real deal V8 SS with an extremely well done
restoration! This one has the ultimate motor available for the 1966
Chevrolet II Nova SS, and only a few were produced. So the stampede
you're hearing is the rush for this rare 327 V8 hardtop.
The factory-correct Marina Blue was given a high-quality respray
within the last few years. It sets the tone right for a rare car
with a well-respected pedigree. The sunlight loves to roll evenly
across the high-gloss finish and emphasize the Nova's clean,
straight lines. Bright wraparound chrome bumpers, SS ribbed
rockers, factory wheel covers, and an elegant Super Sport script on
each rear fender are all part of this detailed package. So while
Novas love to be sleeper sports cars, this one also knows how to
show off the right power and poise.
This SS came the right way from the factory with a blue interior
and bucket seats, so why mess with a good formula? Instead, just
like the exterior, there's been investment in preservation and
restoration to make this a stellar interior that feels like a time
capsule. Everything looks factory-correct, from the bright accents
on the door panels to the heat/defrost controls. It really is a
detail-oriented classic style, right down to the spatter paint in
the trunk and working AM radio. Even the dome light still greets
you when you open the door. The stylized steering wheel gives it
all a nice upscale touch, and beyond that are the wide, clear
gauges you love on a 1960s American icon. Plus, the bright center
console is another hallmark of the SS package.
The 118 in the vin proves this real SS came with a v8 from the
factory. Under the hood is one of the best small-block v8 motors of
the muscle car era. The L79 327 cubic-inch V8 is a legend for an
advertised 350 hp right off the showroom floor. This powerplant has
the matching vin number stamped on the front of the engine block,
however we are unsure if they are the original stamps or reproduced
at a late date. Because people will want to see this icon, it is
ready for show duty with the polished air grabber and valve covers
in the tidy engine bay. But a car like this is really meant to be
driven. After all, the lightweight hardtop coupe body makes it one
of the best muscle cars on the streets, especially when mated to an
upgraded Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission. That's why we
really love this one. It's a stunner that has also been maintained
to be a proper driver. Power steering, power brakes, and Goodyear
Eagle GT II tires are all there to make sure you'll love taking
this hardtop to the car shows.
The sale of this real V8 SS comes complete with the warranty card
and owner's manual. The trim tag shows this car originally came
from the factory with a power glide transmission which is what
holds us back from calling this a true L79. With the Muncie 4 speed
now in it, this car presents how a real L79 would have from the
factory, if not better!
1966 Chevrolet Nova
Exterior Color:Marina Blue
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