A sleek appearance, five-speed transmission, and strong V8 power
come together on this 1966 Chevrolet Nova. It really delivers that
classic hardtop look that also signals that this one has something
The impressiveness of this coupe starts with a high gloss finish
that gives a first impression that's both performance and premium.
After all, a hard black shine is great for reflecting the midnight
neon of a well-spent Saturday night. And it only gets better in the
daytime. When the sunlight hits this coupe, it really makes the
well-creased details of the sheet metal pop. Another reason why we
love the paint is that the darkness shows off the full brightwork
package. This includes the wraparound chrome bumpers and premium
Nova full-length trim. People looking for a show car may want to
give it a polish, but overall, we like how this is clean, complete,
and vintage. They even opted for a more classic wheel package
rather than bright alloys that would make this look less vintage.
Instead, the two-piece wheel covers are subtly speedy with the
color-matched black steel wheels wrapped in modern radial
The black returns inside and now it's joined by plenty of white to
give this the same kind of appeal as formalwear. The fundamentals
look quite clean and in good shape everywhere from the carpeting to
the dash. And there are nice details like the trim in the seatbacks
and working dome light. While these might have been referred to as
the compact line in '66, in today's world, that means offering
plenty of space for family and friends. This even has an upgraded
AM/FM/cassette stereo to keep them entertained. But what you'll
really love is how this is already a driver-ready package. There
are front bucket seats, a Lecarra steering wheel, power steering,
and auxiliary gauges under the dash. Plus, the large tach goes well
with the sturdy floor shifter.
The engine bay has a tidy look of power. The 283 cubic-inch V8 is
an era-correct block and the exact kind of powerhouse you'd find on
a Nova of this year. But the custom-painted valve covers and air
grabber also signal this one was built for power. It includes a
Holley four-barrel carburetor, Weiand intake, and headers. There's
even an upgraded cam for a nicer power curve and added rumble
through the dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. It's quite an
eager motor, and you get to fully harness the power with the
upgraded five-speed manual transmission.
This is the sleek small block Nova hardtop done with all the right
style, power, and upgrades. It's a stunner on the streets and fun
to drive, which is why the total package is irresistible. Call
1966 Chevrolet Nova
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
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