This 1966 Chevrolet Nova is a deceptive car. It's certainly not subtle, but it's also the kind of car where the more you look, the more there is to see. It's quite nicely built inside and out with quality that is tangible in every single component on the car, and with a stout 383 stroker motor under the hood, it's also seriously potent on the street.
Paint doesn't get much nicer than the bright blue on this handsome Nova. It's pretty close to the Chevy's famous Marina Blue, and the .....
look remains timeless. Finish quality is quite good, as you'd expect at this price, with laser-straight bodywork and a deep, glossy urethane finish that was cut and buffed to give it a great shine. Not only did they not have the technology in 1966 to make a car look this nice, they didn't have the time! Of course, for a performance car, a cowl-induction hood is a must-have, along with a set of hood pins to tie it down. You also get an external fuel pressure gauge that adds a race-ready attitude, and, of course, those giant meats out back. On the other hand, there are no stripes, no fake SS badges, no wings, just crisply folded sheetmetal and bright chrome trim that makes this car look a lot more expensive than it is.
The interior is equally attractive and equally well-finished, with soft Fawn upholstery with bench seats and plenty of eye candy. It's always cool to see a high-performance bench seat car, particularly one outfitted like this one, which includes a 4-point cage behind the seat and more race hardware throughout. The soft interior color is at odds with its performance intentions, and it's still quite handsome with a shiny dash, handsome carbon-fiber steering wheel, and aftermarket gauges in their own panel in the center of the dash. There aren't a lot of options, but you will note that it's ready to rock with a B&M shifter, line lock on the steering wheel, and the monster tach with shift light. But it's not pure racer, not with a great-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo system with remote. Open the trunk and you'll find the rest of the system with beautiful enclosures, including a pair of JL amplifiers and subwoofers, along with a custom fuel cell and battery enclosure. Nice!
A small block is a natural fit here, and the 383 cubic inch stroker puts big block power in a small block package. Dressed with plenty of dress-up, the engine bay is the kind you'll want to show off, provided you stop driving it long enough for other folks to get a look. The usual upgrades help it make serious horsepower and with a big aluminum radiator up front, it never gets cranky in the heat. AFR aluminum heads, Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley carburetor, full MSD ignition system, and fresh wiring mean it's ready to rock. Long-tube headers and oversized mufflers give it a hi-po sound, and you'll note that the rest of the chassis is in extremely good condition. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeds a heavy-duty Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.55s inside, providing just the right balance between acceleration and highway comfort. The tub is reinforced with subframe connectors and monoleaf springs use traction bars to plant the giant tires. Cragar mag wheels are era-correct and carry 165/80/15 front and 325/50/15 rear Mickey Thompson radials.
A very impressive build that's a great blend of performance and comfort. If you like the color, you're going to love the car. Call today!