1974 Chevrolet Nova
1974 marked the end of the beloved third generation of Novas. Production of these cars continued for over another decade but the look drastically changed as the cars started moving away from their muscle car looks. This 74 is a beautiful example of one of these Novas and is certainly among the nicest ones you will come across. The car has been entirely gone through but even prior to the build was in good shape. The car was originally sold in Dallas, TX and it is believed to have spent its entire life in the DFW area. The body is in great shape and all of the metal including the floor pans, trunk, front & rear quarters are original. The only thing requiring work was 2 small areas on the front fenders and those were minor repairs. The paint has been redone but was painted in the original Gold paint. The inner wheel wells were also painted with POR15 to keep the metal protected and in good shape for many years to come. The car is fitted with all of the original chrome and stainless pieces all of which have a great finish. Blacked out wheels are mounted under all corners and adds some toughness to the look of this muscle car.
The car wears its 350 badging on the fenders but the original style 350 has been replaced with a LT1 350 along with a 4L60E automatic transmission that has less than 10,000 miles. The motor starts up well and makes the car a great driver. It has been fitted with Street & Performance ceramic coated custom short headers into an X pipe with Magnaflow stainless mufflers that deliver a great sound. The original 10 bolt rear end was sand blasted and painted with PPG PD90 paint. It has a limited slip differential with 3:42 gear ratio and the tubes were welded into the differential. The suspension has been entirely reworked as well with the sub frame disassembled, sand blasted and painted. All bushings were replaced with PST Poly Graphite Bushings and the rear leaf springs were reworked with an extra leaf and Poly Graphite Bushings as well. The car was also fitted with front (1 1/8" PST) and rear (7/8" PST) sway bars. The electrical now consists of a Painless 18 circuit wiring harness and a Street & Performance custom engine/transmission wiring harness with 4 foot extension to located the computer underneath the drivers seat. Under the rear of the car you will find the Rock Valley custom stainless steel gas tank with internal fuel pump and baffling for fuel injection.
The interior is complete in a custom Beige and Brown leather with tuck and roll inserts that look great. The upholstery work is in great shape and dresses up the inside nicely. The dash has a similar layout to the original but has been upgraded with electronic Autometer gauges installed in a Covan's Classic bezel. The trunk of the car is finished out with Brown carpet and houses the spare with cover.
If a 74 Nova is what you are after then you are going to have a tough time finding one nicer and more solid then this one. It has been driven 750 miles since completion to work out any issues while still keeping the build fresh.
Park it in your garage for $28,600.00!