1970 Chevrolet NovaSOLD

1970 Chevrolet Nova

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It's no secret that we're fans of sleepers here at Streetside Classics. You know, those cars that carry big horsepower in an unassuming package designed to catch their prey asleep at the wheel. Chevy Novas have always been popular candidates, with a vast majority of them carrying mild six-cylinder engines and living the lives of grocery-getters for grandma. They're also lightweight, and taking weight out is like putting horsepower in. But this 1970 Nova SS ain't no sleeper. The trim tag says this one is supposed to be a color called Forest Green, which is pretty but not especially hardcore, so I'm relieved it's wearing that bright red and black war paint today. Bodywork is expertly done, and this is one of the straightest Novas we've ever featured. The car was clearly disassembled for the paint work, because there's no trace of the old finish anywhere. There's a backed-out SS grille up front, an SS insert between the taillights, and correct Nova script on the fenders. The chrome is nicely finished, and despite the resto-mod aspects of the car, the body is completely stock and the bright work is as the factory intended. Sometimes real talent lies in what you don't change as much as in what you do. The all-black interior features high-back buckets that fit in perfectly with the Nova's performance attitude. It also offers a bunch of upgrades, including a center console with a quartet of gauges, a vacuum gauge over in the A/C vent, and a familiar column-mounted tach. Carpets are brand new and there's a set of embroidered SS floor mats up front. Door panels, the dash pad, and the headliner are also recent installations, and make this interior ready to show, and there's a decent AM/FM/cassette head unit in the original location. The trunk is nicely finished and carries a space-saver spare that's both handy and lightweight. Lift up the hood and you'll find a sparkling engine centered around a 383 cubic inch small block. Built using all the good stuff, this is no stock motor with some dress up parts, this is a street brawler ready for action. Based on a 4-bolt main block, it was bored .040 over, fitted with a 400 crank, 'pink' rods, and a set of TRW flattop pistons. The heads are Chevy 492s and a big Comp Cams bumpstick manages fuel, which is fed by a Holley 750 CFM 4-barrel on an Edelbrock intake. set of long-tube Hedman headers feed a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that sounds downright hostile. Underneath, you'll find a built TH350 3-speed automatic with a shift kit and 2200 RPM stall converter, and out back a 12-bolt features 3.73s on a Posi. The finishing touch is a set of 14-inch SS wheels, handsome but not obvious, which wear 245/60/14 performance radials. With the potent small block under the hood, this slick Nova SS has no problems backing up its good looks with impressive performance. So maybe sneaking around with dog dish hubcaps and a mouse gray paint job is overrated. Who wouldn't want to be seen-and seen often-in a car like this? Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 224231

as of 4/29/2013

Overview
Car 1970 Chevrolet Nova
VIN 114270W362524 
Mileage 55,626 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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