REAL-DEAL SS CHEVY II, BUCKET SEATS, 283 V8, AUTO, DUALS, RUNS/DRIVES GREAT!!!
The Chevy Nova was a great example of options making the car, and this 1967 Chevrolet Nova shows you that these are some pretty nice cars even when they're not stuffed with big blocks and wide tires. It's a real-deal code 17 SS with some nice upgrades to create a wonderful car that's still a blast to drive.
With a big pile of cash invested in the restoration, you can expect a pretty nice car. The bodywork alone is probably far nicer than even the factory could manage on an assembly, with great gaps and exceptional fit and finish that emphasize the Nova's clean, straight lines. It was finished a few years ago, so it's not flawless and fresh, but you can easily see that they created an ideal surface below the subtle Butternut Yellow paint and that it's been properly maintained ever since. Keeping a low profile was vital to the Nova's street cred, so the classic and understated color lets the hardware underneath do all the talking. Even the 'SS' on the grille is subtle, leading many to speculate that GM engineers were sneaking these cars out the door without widespread approval from the brass. Whatever the story, this car is most definitely a wolf in sheep's clothing with that strong-running 283 under the hood.
Purely stock is the way to go with a car of this caliber. That means correct bucket seats with silver stripes, original gauges, and an optional center console with a T-handle shifter. In truth, no production car ever looked this good, and the attention to detail is so extreme that you'll note even the seams between the upper and lower cushions on the seats are perfectly aligned. Original Nova gauges handle the basics and you get a clean 3-spoke SS steering wheel to hold on to. No under-dash gauges from a catalog, no over-powered stereo, and the result is a very clean look that's very appealing. There's a spacious back seat, making this a car that can be used as real transportation and the trunk is finished to stock specs, with spatter-finish paint, correct mat, and spare tire tucked up above the axle where it stays out of the way.
Fully rebuilt, the 283 cubic inch V8 under the hood was one of Chevy's most easy-to-live-with high-performance mills. Unlike the high-winding L79, this 2-barrel version was happy to trundle through traffic without complaint and has a fat bottom end that makes it the ideal street sleeper. Interestingly enough, you could get a 6-cylinder SS, which is how this car came from the factory, but the swap (using a 1965 block) is exactly how the factory would have done it. It's fully detailed, of course, complete down to the hose clamps and original air cleaner with correct decals. The Chevy Orange paint shows reasonably well, although it's got some use since it was completed. The bottom of the car is exceptionally clean, showing a new dual exhaust system, correct PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission, and a 10-bolt rear end. Power steering is a welcome addition to the roster and it sits on stock steel wheels with hubcaps and unassuming whitewall radials.
One of the most under-rated cars of the era, this Nova will surprise a lot of cars and is a genuine pleasure to drive. This older restoration is holding up quite well and you'll be proud to call this one your own. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 283 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Butternut Yellow
- Body Style
- 9,961 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console