When the weather gets warm, dreams of cruising down the highway in
a jaw-dropping classic are inevitable. Linger on that thought a
little longer and the sound of a small block V8 comes to mind,
coupled with images of an old school dash. We'll let you fill in
the details from there but, if you like where we were going, have a
look at this slick Chevy Nova. Equipped with 427 cubic inches of
small block power, a smooth automatic transmission and dashing
aesthetics, this freshly restored coupe is the kind of car that you
catch yourself just stopping to stare at. And if you're ready to
feel the summer breeze behind the wheel of a storied Detroit
legend, it's a chance to turn your dreams into reality!
A head-turning muscle car that's dashed with a fair amount of street rod swagger, this hot hardtop features a detailed, custom appearance that's highlighted by a spectacular coat of bright red 2-stage. That 2-stage wraps a solid profile that, during the car's nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration, was stripped bare and lovingly massaged in to shape. According to this Chevy's current owner, that restoration, which was completed a mere 85 miles ago, is chock-full of top-shelf components. And today, this Nova rolls as one lights-out resto-mod that's guaranteed to make you weak in the knees!
The subdued and classy lines of the prototypical Nova are early '60s conservative. And because they're so universal in appeal, they've continued to gain significant popularity. At the front of this Chevy, a broad bumper founds a chrome-plated grille between clean parking lights, requisite T3 headlamps and vivid Chevrolet emblems. Behind that grille, a familiar Cowl Induction Hood leads the eye to like-new glass, which is caged in straight trim, bright drip rails and painted wipers. At the sides of that glass, a tidy profile, shaved of all emblems, centers chrome-plated trim beneath traditional door handles and a flush-fit fuel door. And at the back of the car, a second bumper reflects more Chevy emblems, more chrome-plated aluminum and Dakota Digital LED taillights.
This sweet looking Chevy is powered by 427 cubic inches of Cox Racing small block that rides in a custom, show-detailed engine bay. Built to tear up the street and wow show goers alike, that impressive mill, which combines a sturdy Dart block with lightweight Air Flow Research heads, transforms stout compression into roughly 590 tire-shredding horsepower. At the top of the block, a custom air cleaner jams oxygen in to FAST electronic fuel injection. Those ionized fossils traverse a glossy intake to the aforementioned heads, which cage a roster of high quality internals. At the edges of those heads, custom, ceramic-coated headers, which dodge quality Cox Engines plug wires, feed throaty, true-dual exhaust. At the front of those tubes, a Vintage Air Front Runner system spins modern power steering beneath a polished alternator and coated AC compressor. In front of those ancillaries, a custom core support shrouds a custom AutoRad radiator, which reflects electric puller fans and a polished expansion tank. And, on the visual end of the spectrum, glossy Proform valve covers and trick dipsticks perfectly complement braided fluid lines, hydraulic hood supports and a subdued Wilwood master cylinder.
Take a long look under this lightweight X-Body and you'll find many small modifications that add up to impressive appearance points and big performance gains. The buff 427 utilizes an Art Carr 200-4R 4-speed to spin an aluminum Dynotech driveshaft, which twists a tough Moser axle that's finished with a Truetrac differential and big, 3.73 gears. That axle rides a Detroit Speed QUADRALink, which plants beefy coil-over-shocks at the sides of an aluminum Jegs inspection cover. Opposite that 4-link, a Detroit Speed subframe cages two more coil-overs between tubular control arms. Turns come courtesy of power rack-and-pinion steering. Stops are quick and precise thanks 6-piston Baer calipers, which clamp 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Spent gases are managed by oval, ceramic-coated pipes, which make excellent use of a SpinTech X-pipe and coated SpinTech mufflers. Power pounds the pavement through polished Intro Pentias, which spin 255/35ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As in front of 295/35ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As. And, like any carefully assembled classic, the bottom of this Nova is as well finished as its top, with undercoated floors shading niceties like Detroit Speed subframe connectors, Detroit Speed mini tubs and a polished Rock Valley fuel tank.
Inside this Chevy, you'll find seamless customization that was integrated by Southern Comfort Custom Interiors of Ramseur, North Carolina. The car's modern bucket seats are a sea of hand-rubbed Italian Leather. In front of those seats, a leather-trimmed dash founds classy Auto Meter telemetry behind a polished instrument panel and polished AC vents. Speaking of AC, the car's full-length console hides controls for Vintage Air conditioning in front of a polished e-brake, a Lokar shifter and controls for custom Clarion audio. At the base of that console, Rolls-Royce Wilton Wool carpet floats piped mats under billet pedals. At the sides of that rug, sculpted door panels hang more hand-rubbed Italian leather behind polished handles. That hide extends overhead, where a sculpted headliner leads the eye to a stylish package tray. In front of the driver, a polished Intro steering wheel spins a half-wrapped rim around a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a custom-upholstered trunk hides a small consolette under billet supports and a leather-trimmed decklid.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
In 1964, this Chevy was some of the best transportation your money could buy. Presently, it's some of the coolest muscle on the classic car market. Chevy Novas are universally appealing. But it's not that easy to find a first-generation Nova that's been massaged into a first class resto-mod. Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and kick the summer off right!
The beneficiary of a nut-and-bolt, rotisserie restoration that was completed in early 2017
427 cubic inch Cox Racing V8 / Art Carr 200-4R 4-speed automatic transmission
Custom, hand-rubbed Italian Leather interior / Modern audio
Vintage Air conditioning
Moser axle / Truetrac differential / 3.73 gears
Power rack-and-pinion steering
4-wheel disc brakes
Full Detroit Speed suspension / 18-inch Intro Pentia wheels
Chrome-plated body trim
Sale includes build receipts