This is a rare find! Documented with protect-o-plate, it's a real
SS 396. Born with, #s match motor, trans, rear and colors. Optional
350 hp. Body off frame restored with photo documentation. Original
What is a protect-o-plate? It is the metal warranty plate which has
the motor, trans and rear end numbers. If you brought the car in
under warranty they would check those numbers to make sure those
components were not changed. Today it serves the same purpose, it
verifies the components are original. It also gives the original
dealership and buyers names.
EXTERIOR: Claimed to have original metal. It is laser straight, no
rust or damage. Bottom inside of the doors are clean. The gaps are
square and flush, doors shut like new. Repainted it's original
Cortez silver. The metal flake is laid out evenly, the clear coat
is deep and glossy. I did not find any flaws. The bumpers, handles,
bowtie mirror, emblems, moldings, grill, hood grills, tail panel
were replaced. Weatherstrips are excellent. The glass is very
clear. Original wheels were painted silver, has poverty caps.
Reproduction Wide Oval redline tires.
INTERIOR: I'm sitting inside the car right now and it is very tidy.
The bucket seats have been recushioned, front and back seats were
reupholstered. The plastic trim on the seats are excellent. Door
panels and armrests are excellent. The dash area is excellent. It
has original radio and cigarette lighter. Instrument panel is real
nice, dash pad is mint. Steering wheel looks like it's new. Down on
the floor is is real nice carpet, reproduction floor mats and a
Hurst 4-speed. Headliner, visors and mirror are excellent. Dome
light and glovebox light work. New glovebox liner. It has glovebox
pouch with owner's manual and protect-o-plate.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Vin #, casting # and dates match. It is the
original 396 with 350 hp. It has the proper manifolds, valve
covers, air cleaner, fuel filter and even the throttle solenoid. It
has date coded plug wires, #s match alternator. It has the correct
big block heater box, power brakes and hood insulation. The
squirters are hooked up, battery is bolted down. Correct hoses,
clamps, cap. The shroud and rubber flap are excellent. It is very
authentic and proper.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Rust free original metal. I don't see any
splices in the quarters either. It's been neatly spattered painted.
Under the trunk lid and the jamb are painted smooth and glossy. It
has a silver painted rim with a Good Year polyglass tire for a
spare. It also has complete jack assembly. The mat, weatherstrip
and stickers have been replaced.
UNDERSIDE: All the components were removed from the bottom
including the frame. The subframe, suspension, steering were
completely rebuilt and detailed. The rear suspension was rebuilt.
The brake system was completely restored, It has disc in front.
E-brake assembly is hooked up. Fuel system was replaced including
the tank, straps and sending unit. A correct exhaust system was
installed with transverse muffler. Bottom of the motor is clean.
Vin # matching M-20 Muncie 4-speed. It looks fresh, linkage looks
new. It has the original 12 bolt 3.31 posi rear it was born with.
The rear was completely taken apart and rebuilt- axles, bearings,
posi etc. The floors are clean, dry original metal.
This is a special Nova. It not only looks amazing, it functions and
feels just as good. Very rare to have a documented, #s match
throughout big block, 4-speed Nova. I believe this to be a good
honest car! Investment grade.
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
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your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
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