Classic Chevy Nova Restoration: History, Specs, and Pricing

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Classic Chevy Nova Restoration
Classic Chevy Nova Restoration

The Chevy Nova rapidly became a hit, with GM producing over 326,000 units in its debut year. Most Novas were equipped with a six-cylinder engine, while a smaller portion received the L4 mill. V8 upgrades became common practice among enthusiasts until 1964 when Chevrolet officially introduced a V8 option.

The Nova featured in these photos underwent a significant transformation years after its initial assembly. Rescued from a barn in 1998, it remained rust-free due to its 24-year indoor storage. Although it rolled off the assembly line without engine enhancements, it underwent a notable restoration later on.

Classic Chevy Nova Restoration
Classic Chevy Nova Restoration (Credit: Craigslist)

The restoration included custom upgrades, transforming the Nova into a visually stunning machine. Repainted and fitted with a new interior, this Nova boasts a powerful 6.0 LQ4 engine paired with a 4L60E automatic transmission. The restoration process also involved installing a Heidts Mustang II front clip and suspension, power disc brakes, custom wheels, and a new fuel tank and pump.

Despite its impressive restoration, some final touches are needed. The transmission requires wiring to the computer, limiting functionality to third gear and reverse. Potential buyers are advised to conduct a thorough inspection before committing to the purchase, ensuring they’re aware of any necessary repairs. While the asking price is $30K, negotiation may be possible, especially considering the additional work required to fully restore the Nova.


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