For Sale: 1974 Chevrolet Nova in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1974 Chevrolet Nova

The 1974 Chevrolet Nova got a new promotional bent that echoed Volkswagen's approach in pitching the Beetle's lack of change as a virtue. Instead of focusing on any alterations, the 1974 Chevrolet Nova sales brochure explained that, "we've been building essentially the same car since 1968. We think we've got it down pat". These were the years of the first energy crisis as Middle Eastern countries cut back on oil exports. After waiting for hours in gas lines and fretting about the prospect of fuel rationing, thrifty compacts looked pretty good to plenty of Americans. The Nova fit the bill.

For consignment, a modded 1974 Nova which is meant for the strip and street competition. It's more in race form than everyday driver form which you will see in the photos and read in this description. Just add a roll cage and you can use it on the strip...step up to the tree please.

This racer is wrapped in "peelable" paint now showing in matte black. Some trimmings have been removed from the grille as well as body trimmings and bumpers have been painted black. A massive rear scooped hood is on and the smooth back of the car takes its time visually to eventually melt into the trunk deck and side rear quarters. Horizontal rectangular tail lights are on back and another matte black painted bumper is present. 15 inch Weld Draglite wheels are on and these add a nice highlight to the otherwise black menacing sedan. Wrapping these wheels upfront are 26x7.50x15 rubber and on back 275/60R15's both from the 29th week of 1998.

Swinging the doors, they are still cladded with black molded vinyl and are in very good condition. Frontseating has been upgraded with Corbeau racing buckets with 4 point belts for the passenger and driver. Black carpeting covers the floors, and the rear bench has been removed leaving straight steel for some weight loss. The dash has been completely modified to monitor all aspects of your 1/4 mile trip, with circular gauges peppering the dash and sides of the column and under the dash, all aimed at the driver. A lineup of toggles and lights are in the former temp slider panel and where the radio would be mounted. No headliner, just a lightweight particle board mounted under the ceiling struts.

Under the scooped hood we get right to the heart of the matter with a 511ci V8 stuffed into the engine bay. It sports Comp Cams XR286R (.653i/.660e lift 248/254 [email protected] .050.) There are Cometic head gaskets and TrickFlow heads. Feeding it copious amounts of fossils and O2 is a single 4 barrel 1050 Quickfuel FX 4710 series carburetor and a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a Gear Vendors Overdrive unit allowing for a cruise on the highway at a 60mph low rpm rate. A GM 12 bolt rear axle handles the power effectively.
Lots of black metal, no surface rust, and a sturdy frame make up the underside of this car. Independent coil spring suspension for the front ride, and on the rear is a leaf spring setup complete with Caltrac bars. Disc brakes are on the front, and rear. Headers and race mufflers are on, and a shout to the trunk where a fuel cell and the battery has been added in and it sits on nice carpeting.

All is well with this straight liner. It has plenty of acceleration, good braking after the run, and can also cruise on the highway at fairly low rpm with the overdrive. You'll feel safe and secure strapped into the racing seats.

Modified for the strip, but still can take on a cruise albeit a fast one, this car has plenty of power, and runs swell. What else can I say?!


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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 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

  • 1974 Chevrolet Nova
  • Listing ID: CC-1646237
  • Price: $29,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Nova
  • Exterior Color:Satin Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:111000
  • Stock Number:4418
  • VIN:1Y27D4K175921
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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