ORIG 350, BELIEVED 49k MILES, RARE SKYROOF, FACTORY AIR, PWR STEERING & BRAKES
Popular cars are popular for a reason, and cars like this 1972 Nova remain a longstanding best-seller here at Streetside Classics. A combination of good looks, rumbling V8s, and a spacious, useful interior that works well is what makes this cars so great. This one is a special one though. Only 6,822 "Sky Roof" Novas were built for the 1972 model year, very few remain, and this is one of them. And it is believed to have only 49,917 original miles!
The square-jawed Nova sure looks good. With chiseled contours that make it look like it was carved from a block of granite, this little Nova obviously doesn't put up with pretenders on the street. Its glossy black paint gives it a sinister demeanor, daring others to give it a run, but the smart ones know that light weight and a V8 mean that it'll be a handful no matter what they're driving. This two-door still looks great which is a tribute to the workmanship and care it has received since. Straight sheetmetal and great gaps mean that they took their time, and the bright, shiny paint has been properly maintained to retain its gloss, especially important on black cars. But the highlight of this car is the vinyl roof that has the "Sky Roof" option, allowing a large portion of the vinyl to fold back on sliding rails to expose a large viewing area of a site of your choice once you peel off Main Street. There is enough chrome in place to make it sparkle, including the hood inserts that just look cool, plus a blacked-out SS grille and tail panel for a bit of attitude. Rally wheels measuring 14'' in diameter add a bit more flex to that muscular stance.
The black vinyl and cloth interior presents as new and everything remains stock, even the original bench still resides up front. A matching bench in the rear is covered in taut materials and the carpets, door panels, and dash pad all remain in good condition with a contrasting wood appliqué on the doors. The factory gauges remain, as well as an AM radio and controls for the factory air conditioning. The steering wheel is an SS unit and it fits right in to the nostalgic interior. Of course overhead is the best part where the roof slides back. It's a unique package that will surely please on comfortable sunny days and clear, summer nights.
V8 power in a lightweight package makes for impressive performance, and the 350 cubic inch Chevy small block delivers. Believed to be original to the car, the four-barrel equipped small block exhales through aftermarket headers and a 2.5'' dual exhaust for a great soundtrack, this Nova certainly walks and talks like a true muscle car. It has all the virtues you'd expect of Chevy's famous small block and none of the vices. A 3-speed automatic translates the power to a 10-bolt rear end for quick launches off the line. Controlling that power is 225/70/14 BF Goodrich Radial T/As at all fours, with power steering and power brakes augmenting the ride.
Fast, inexpensive fun was always the Nova's promise, and this one still delivers. With a rare "Sky Roof" option, this particular one delivers just a bit more fun than your average hard top. Lock in your chance to own a car that provides a lot of bang for the buck. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- AM Radio
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