BaT Auction: Modified 1967 Chevrolet Nova

This 1967 Chevrolet Nova has been refurbished and modified since being acquired by the seller and his son approximately a decade ago. The replacement 383ci Stroker V8 is equipped with a FiTech fuel injection system, SCAT crankshaft and connecting rods, Edelbrock intake manifold, 10.5:1 forged pistons, TCI headers, and more. Shifting is through a Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 automatic transmission, and additional features include air conditioning, power-assisted steering, coilover suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, SCAT Procar bucket seats,  and American Racing wheels. A two-stage repaint in blue was completed, and the interior was refreshed with black vinyl upholstery, remote-controlled windows, an ultra-suede headliner, and an aftermarket stereo system. This Nova coupe is now being offered with a binder of photos and receipts from the refurbishment, a car cover, and a clean Oregon title in the seller’s name.

The car was stripped to bare metal and received a two-stage repaint in Blue Heaven following the replacement of several body panels. Detroit Speed rear mini-tubs and TCI front inner fender panels have been fitted in addition to a cowl-induction hood, replacement wing-window glass, tinted windows, and front and rear LED lighting. The door handles, fuel door, moldings, and some emblems have been shaved, and remote-controlled electronic door poppers were added. The seller notes that the windshield wipers are not operational, and reports cracks in the paint on the driver’s side of the roof and driver’s-side C-pillar. A video demonstrating the remote-control power windows can be seen here.

Polished 17” American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels are wrapped in Federal tires sized 245/45 in front and Toyo tires sized 315/35 out back. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes, and the car features TCI power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Suspension modifications are said to include the following:

  • TCI independent front suspension
  • Front tubular control arms
  • 2″ drop spindles
  • TCI adjustable front down tubes
  • Adjustable Ridetech front coilovers
  • Heidt’s four-link rear suspension with adjustable coilovers
  • Heidt’s subframe connectors

SCAT Procar bucket seats have been installed, and the cabin was re-trimmed in black vinyl with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Dynamat sound insulation was added to the doors, roof, and floors, and additional equipment consists of a gray ultra-suede headliner, air conditioning, and a custom center console. An Alpine stereo and amplifier is linked with a JL Audio subwoofer and five Hertz speakers. A video tour of the interior can be seen here, and footage of the trunk is viewable here.

A Grant GT steering wheel mounted to a stainless-steel Flaming River tilt steering column fronts a custom dash panel that houses AutoMeter instrumentation, including a 160-mph speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer. An analog clock and auxiliary gauges for oil and transmission temperature are mounted in the center console. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows just under 9k miles, all of which have been added by the seller.

Power comes from a replacement 383ci Stroker V8 that is said to be equipped with the following components:

  • FiTech fuel injection system
  • American Autowire wiring harness
  • AirFlow Research 195cc aluminum cylinder heads
  • 383 Stroker valve covers
  • SCAT crankshaft and connecting rods
  • Forged pistons
  • Comp camshaft and rockers
  • Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold
  • TCI tubular exhaust headers
  • Vintage Air serpentine belt system
  • Flex-A-Lite aluminum radiator
  • MSD distributor
  • Braided stainless-steel hoses
  • Custom 2.5” exhaust with dual FlowMaster mufflers
  • Wireless, remote-operated exhaust cut-outs

The rear wheels are driven through a four-speed 700R4 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission and a 4.11:1 Tru-Trac Positraction rear differential with 33 spline axles. Additional features include a Stage II shift kit, a 2,700-rpm stall torque converter, and a narrowed Moser Engineering 12-bolt rear axle. Additional underbody images are provided in the gallery below, along with a list of modifications provided by the seller.

A handful of photos from the build can be seen in the gallery, including images of the car on a rotisserie. A walk-around video is presented below, a video of the engine running is viewable here, and another video demonstrating the exhaust cut-outs is here.

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