1967 Chevrolet II Nova
“Up with good looks. Down with high prices. The stylish economy car” said the 1967 Nova sales brochure. The high-powered Turbo Fire 327ci V8 that had been introduced the previous as the top-of-the-line engine option was discontinued for 1967. The Nova SS got a new black accented grille. Optional front disc brakes were made available for the first time.
With the introduction of the Turbo-Fire engine in 1966, the Nova SS had snuck its way into a muscle car label, despite its small stature. Really, it was somewhere in between the pony car and muscle car class. Though its power had been diminished in 1967, it was still a quick car that would become quicker as the years wore on. For consignment a 1967 with some of that zapped power put back in with some boring and stroking, and an overall great looker, and a 2-owner car…Read onward!
Painted in Mercedes Storm Red, straight steel panels, great trim, and chrome, and shiny Chevrolet rally rims (14 x 6 front and 14 x 7 rear) are seen on this very original looking simple but elegant grocery getter. Most of the exterior work was done at the 44,000 mile mark, and I can note well done, with very nicely applied paint, and time well spent on the polishing of the chrome. I would not go so far as to say frame off, however it truly is a restoration that was meticulously performed.
A 1971 Oldsmobile was the donor for the interior seating, which presents nicely in black vinyl with gold piping. New carpet, also in black and refurbished door panels with this work being performed in 1993. An A/C system with R134A refrigerant blows cold and works sufficiently even on the hottest day. Headliner is tight, and dash is all straight and true with no cracks or dulling. A custom rear interior deck sports a bow tie logo and stitched “Deuces Wild” within.
The restored 327ci mill, which has been bored .30 over, decked, a polished steel crank, 202 fuelly heads, SS Valves, hardened valve seats, new guides, reconditioned rods and a 350 cam with .447 I&E lift, this is a performer to say the least. Topped by a 600 CFM Holley dual plane intake and backed by a 700 R4 rebuilt automatic transmission with a Best shift kit with converter. A 1200 stall is installed in front of the shift column and has an adjustable converter lockup. Headman Headers snake their way past a 10-bolt rear.
Like new with no surface rust to be seen…all buttoned up and shiny. Very nice job underneath.
Well restored, well upgraded in the engine department, and nicely done interior, we have a runner, and a gunner. If you are looking for a smaller muscle car classic this one is truly a wild deuce!
16-Chevy II 400, Nova V8
37-2 Door Coupe
W-Willow Run MI Assy Plant
134848-Sequential Unit Number
11C-3rd Week November Build
ST 67 11637-1967 Chevy II 400 Nova V8
BDY WRN8587-Willow Run Body #
TR 785-Black Deluxe
PNT N-Madeira Maroon