• Stock:

    1397-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    LT1 350 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    4 Speed Automatic

  • Miles:

    1,295 (Since Built)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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BUILT 5.7L LT1 MOTOR, WILWOOD DISCS, AFTERMARKET SUSPENSION, BAD NOVA RESTOMOD

This 1974 Chevrolet Nova is not your standard Nova with a set of big wheels slapped on. Oh no, this one is definitely something special, from the fuel-injected small block to the pro-touring suspension to the leather-wrapped interior, this is quite likely the finest Nova build we've ever seen.

The look is bad in black, and it's not very often we see a black car that pulls it off as effectively as this Nova. The overall look is arresting, and people will stop in their tracks to gawk at this incredible car. Every square inch of steel on the exterior of the car is covered in shiny black paint, but even more importantly, the surface prep underneath was extensive, so it fits together worlds better than it did even when it was new. Two silver SS stripes are the car's signature look, but this one also had most of its trim shaved, including all the emblems, and anything that didn't get deleted was probably covered in more of that deep black paint. That means the bumpers blend into the body seamlessly and the plain rear panel looks especially good without the SS add-ons. A few bright chrome pieces like the door handles and mirrors add just the right amount of contrast, highlighting the black rather than being hidden by it. This car looks purposeful, and you'd better believe it lives up to its billing.

The interior is up to the standards set by the bodywork, because it's not only beautifully finished but also highly functional. Anchored by a pair of custom buckets with silver piping, it's driver-oriented without changing the Nova's simple goodness. The back seat was also upholstered to match, and there are fresh door panels and carpets to make it look and feel new. A fat leather-wrapped steering wheel on a tilt column frames a set of beautiful Auto Meter gauges that have a definite vintage look. A/C, a fantastic AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo, and a custom center console with Lokar shifter round out the list of upgrades, and it's all in as-new condition. The feel from behind the wheel is 2015 but the view out over the hood is 1974, making this an awesome blend of the best of both eras. And this Nova is still practical, as it offers a massive trunk that's beautifully finished with a custom bulkhead protecting all the stereo gear.

A C4 Corvette donated its heart to the build, a 350 cubic inch LT1 V8 with fuel injection and plenty of power. There's a Lunati VooDoo camshaft inside, a set of Scorpion rocker arms, and a big BBK throttle body to keep it fed, as well as a custom computer program to keep it running like a stocker. It's a neat fit in the Nova's engine bay and looks very OEM aside from the bright polished aluminum dress-up parts. The A/C blows cold, there's a giant radiator up front, and both power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes are included, so it handles like a modern car. The transmission is a built 700R4 with a TCI pan and the long-tube headers with Flowmaster mufflers sound spectacular. Fat sway bars, custom traction bars, subframe connectors, and a set of 3.73 gears in the 10-bolt rear all add up to a car that can more than hold its own on the pavement. The final step was a set of 18x8 Boss Motorsports wheels, and they, too, are black and wrapped in 225/40/18 front and 255/45/18 rear Firestone radials.

With a ton of money spent on the build, this is a take-no-prisoners Nova that lives up to its image. Beautifully built and wonderfully fast, you'll never see another one like it. Call today!

Features

Build Receipts , Defrost, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, iPod Compatible, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear

Documentation

Restoration Photos

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
700R4

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1974
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Nova
Miles
1,295 (Since Built)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Black
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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