REAL-DEAL 138 SS, STRONG 327/365 HP V8, MUNCIE 4-SPEED, PWR FRNT DISCS, R134A AC
The Chevy Nova was a great example of less being more, and this 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS 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 18 V8 SS with some nice upgrades to create a wonderful car that's still a blast to drive.
With a decent pile of cash invested in the restoration, you can expect a pretty nice car. The bodywork alone is probably as good as the factory could manage on an assembly line, with nice gaps and good 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 handsome blue 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' badge 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 327 under the hood.
Purely stock is the way to go with a car of this caliber. That means correct blue bucket seats with silver stripes, trim door panels that match the color combination, and a no-nonsense look. 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. White-faced VDO gauges are neatly installed in the original dash and cover all the vitals, and there's a tach strapped to the column. There are also subtle A/C vents under the dash and a fat 3-spoke Grant steering wheel. The result is a somewhat stock look that's clean and not over-done. A Hurst shifter manages the 4-speed in the center console and there's a modern AM/FM/cassette stereo in the center of the dash. There's a spacious back seat, making this a car that can be used as real transportation and the trunk is finished with fitted black carpets and a full-sized spare tire tucked up above the axle where it stays out of the way.
Fully rebuilt about 6000 miles ago, the 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood packs some serious firepower. Much like the high-winding L79, this mill makes an estimated 365 horsepower yet is happy to trundle through traffic without complaint and has a fat bottom end that makes it the ideal street sleeper. Double hump heads, a Holley carburetor on an Edelbrock intake, and an upgraded cam help build power and it's properly tuned. It's nicely detailed, of course, with Chevy Orange paint, reproduction decals on the air cleaner, and finned valve covers to dress it up. The bottom of the car is original but in decent shape, showing a Flowmaster dual exhaust system, Muncie 4-speed, and a 10-bolt rear end ahead of a new gas tank. Power front disc brakes are a welcome addition to the roster and it sits on Rally wheels with big blackwall radials to help with the sleeper look.
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!
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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