For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Nova in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

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. The first year of the 3rd generation and the final year of the Chevy II moniker and with a 111" wheelbase, the new Nova was only 1" shorter than a Malibu on the wheelbase front. Far from what we consider a compact car today. Sporting a powerful 454ci crate V8, and a gaggle of other upgrades mechanically and visually, we could call this car the peque�o diablo rojo!

Exterior
One of my personal favorite years for the Nova model it has the overall look of a muscle car but in very tasteful form. The paint is acceptable, with orange peel, inclusions, rust bubbling, and stone chips evident. 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 14-inch polished aluminum Apollo wheels wrapped in raised white letter BF Goodrich rubber, let's hop inside and chew up some Fords.

Interior
A swing of the doors reveals original door panels with chrome accenting, chrome cranks, the armrest and a notable tear at the bottom of the driver's panel. 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 Bosch tachometer, an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette player and a duo of gauges just below the ashtray. Black painted metal boxes with black padded vinyl for the remainder of the dash. A rally style steering wheel fronts this updated dash. Seats are now like new high back buckets with smooth 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 the back for some weight loss. Faded black carpeting and a somewhat loose headliner is above. Noted is a white ball topped chrome Hurst shifter on the hump.

Drivetrain
Under the hood in a wonderfully restored and simplified bay is plopped a 454ci V8 crate motor. A 750cfm Demon 4bbl carburetor is on top under the chrome air cleaner assembly and MSD ignition is in charge of lighting the fire. Ribbed aluminum M/T valve covers are on for a bit of dress up and on the back is strapped a Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual transmission. The rear axle weighs in as a 12 bolt Positraction unit. This engine is a wonderful machined metal presentation sitting in a very clean bay.

Undercarriage
All covered in black with some light surface rust appearing on the suspension components. We see leaf springs for the rear traction, and independent coil sprung suspension in front. Disk brakes are in front and drums for the rear, meanwhile headers are on with Flowmaster exhaust for the exhale.

Drive-Ability
This red devil started right up, and handled our test track well with nice acceleration, good sturdy handling, and solid bias free brakes. An enjoyable time behind the wheel was had with all functions working swimmingly.

Some extra muscle for this Nova now with a great black vinyl interior, monster cubes under the hood, and some snappy wheels for putting the power on the ground. Don't let this "compact' red devil pass you by, aren't you glad I introduced you to this wow factor car?

VIN DECODE
113278W244844
1-Chevrolet
13-Chevy II Nova Inline 6
27-2 Door Sedan
8-1968
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
244844-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAG
11C-3rd Week November Build
ST 68 11327-1968 Chevy II Nova 2 Door Sedan
BDY WRN17658-Willow Run Body #
TR 733-Black Standard Vinyl Bench
PNT HH-Grecian Green

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale 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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chevrolet Nova
  • Listing ID: CC-1614497
  • Price: $43,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Nova
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:59097
  • Stock Number:4103
  • VIN:113278W244844
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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