It may look like a 1965 Chevy Nova, but this incredible purple,
yellow, and silver hammer is the kind of car that makes grown men
cry. Built from the ground up to take no prisoners, it's a
supercharged tube frame beast that runs like a race piece yet is
happy on the street.
Every piece of sheetmetal on the car was smoothed, massaged, modified, or replaced during the build, which shouldn't be surprising since there's a fabricated tube chassis underneath. But while it was apart, they took the time to get every piece of steel back into shape before reinstalling it as carefully as you'd do it on a restored car. That means great panel alignment, doors that open and close easily, and a steel hood that was cut open to let the scoop peek out just a bit. Once it was properly assembled and massaged into shape, a few coats of that custom paint went on, all highlighted by a black pinstripe and a few graphic flourishes on the quarters. Bumpers appear to have been replaced, all the glass was fitted with fresh weather seals, and the stainless moldings were buffed. Most of the emblems were retained, but when folk see this car coming they'll know exactly what's in store without needing a badge to tell them about it.
The completely custom interior shows off some quality stitchcraft and an eye for subtlety. Sure, the car is a Pro-Street terror bathed in multi-hued paint, but the serene black interior is an awesome contrast. The form-fitting buckets are as comfortable as they look and sit low in the car so it's easy to get behind the wheel. And speaking of the wheel, it's a custom 3-spoke piece that feels meaty in your hands. Auto Meter supplied a full complement of Ultra-Lite gauges, plus a Monster tach down low under the dash, while the actual speedometer and fuel gauge are cool digital units ahead of the driver. Like any good race car, there is no radio, and in its place are the controls for the ignition system, starter, and other ancillaries, all within easy reach. The roll cage was wrapped to help it blend in and where the back seat used to be there's now a big set of wheel tubs and a network of reinforcing tubing that makes this car feel rock solid on the road. The trunk, of course, is full of fuel cell and battery, both beautifully made and looking like they belong at the track.
Performance comes from a 355 cubic inch Chevy small block V8, which is based on a Dart 4-bolt block and a forged double key crank and I-beam rod. A pair of blower carbs feed the polished Weiand 671 blower and a set of 8.5:1 forged aluminum pistons. A Comp Cams roller cam and lifters handle valve events. Yeah, this sucker definitely cackles like it wants to hurt you. It's all very professionally presented with race-grade equipment throughout the engine bay and lots of polished aluminum. The soundtrack from those long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers is anything but friendly. A TH350 3-speed automatic with a reverse valve body and a high-stall converter links to a narrowed Currie 12-bolt rear end full of 3.55 gears on a Detroit Locker with Strange gears and axles. Tubular A-arms, coil-overs, rack-and-pinion steering, and 4-wheel disc brakes round out the hardware. Skinny front tires and massive Mickey Thompson meats give it that track stance that seems to somehow fit under the stock sheetmetal.
There's so much more to this car than we can include here, you really need to call for all the details. With build receipts and maintenance records, you can own this incredible Pro-Street Nova without worries. Call today!