1970 Chevrolet NovaSOLD

1970 Chevrolet Nova

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Well known for his Camaros and Chevelles, Don Yenko also built a handful of 427 cubic inch 1969 Novas before the insurance industry flat-out refused to insure the big block monsters. In response, the ever-resourceful Yenko again dipped into the Corvette parts bin and this time pulled out the killer LT-1 small block. Despite its impressive 360 horsepower rating, the insurance industry viewed it as just another 350-powered Nova, and thus were willing to insure them. Called the "Deuce," these small block Yenko Novas still delivered the explosive performance Yenko customers expected, and it is believed that fewer than 200 were built. Today they remain highly-sought collectibles. If you're not lucky enough to have a six-figure bank account that can handle one of the original Deuce Novas, here's the answer: a beautifully built Yenko clone. Packing a mean 350 cubic inch small block and dressed in correct Yenko livery, it's a fast, nimble, attention-getting cruiser that is an awful lot of fun on the road. Cortez Silver was one of the eight available Yenko Deuce colors in 1970, and looks sophisticated and upscale on the Nova's chiseled bodywork. Nicely restored, panel gaps are good all around, and this car fits together very nicely. Paint is two-stage urethane that will look great for years given a modicum of care, and there's no color better than silver at hiding dirt. This car also wears a cowl-induction hood, which is an aftermarket piece that looks exactly right on the clean Nova shape. The Deuces got their own specific Yenko stripe package, and this car has a correct reproduction decal set which seems to elongate the body and visually lower it, which was the whole point-Yenko wasn't building economy cars like Chevy, they were serious performance cars with serious price tags. Chrome and other trim has been nicely refinished, and the car now carries '350' badges on the front fenders as well as an SS grille and rear valence panel. Inside you'll find a nicely restored black interior. Many Yenkos were actually delivered with the basics and little else-bench seat, radio delete, and no frills. Fortunately, this Nova sports a set of buckets that have been reupholstered in the original style. The steering wheel is very similar to those used in Camaros and gives the interior a sporty feel. A B&M shifter controls the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission underneath. The dash and gauges are in original condition, and have been augmented by an AutoMeter Monster Tach and a pair of auxiliary gauges underneath. An AM/FM/cassette stereo system with Pioneer speakers delivers the entertainment. The trunk is nicely finished, and you'll note that the battery has been relocated for better weight distribution. Power comes from the legendary 350 cubic inch V8, which is itself a very rare piece. Dressed in a combination of vintage and modern componentry, it delivers impressive performance. Modern Chevrolet cast aluminum valve covers and an open element air cleaner look perfect with the Chevrolet Orange paint on the small block engine. Up top there's an Edelbrock aluminum intake with a 650 CFM carburetor, and an MSD ignition system provides the spark. A set of long-tube exhaust headers feeds a dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. The suspension is stock, but features recent shocks, and it rolls on a set of great-looking 17-inch American Racing Torque Thrust II's wrapped in 225/50/17 front and 255/50/17 rear performance radials. Forty years ago, Don Yenko created the Deuce, and today you can own one of your own at a fraction of the cost of an original. Nicely finished, this Nova looks great and drives extremely well with that potent V8 under the hood. Forget investments and rarity, and buy a car for the simple joy of driving. Once you hear that solid-lifter engine cackling and feel the torque, you'll forget about what it isn't and simply start enjoying it for what it is-a great-looking Nova with a ton of performance. This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 119103

as of 3/17/2011

Car 1970 Chevrolet Nova
VIN 113270W345232 
Mileage 43,263 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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