Originally introduced as competition to Ford's Falcon, the Chevy II Nova was an instant hit. As design changes were made and the overall style of the car changed with consumer preferences, “Chevy II” was dropped and these handy little commuters simply became “Nova.” The Nova really hit its stride at the transition between the second and third generations. The third generation Novas, like this red 1972 Chevrolet Nova, had a more aggressive stance and the performance models really embraced the booming muscle car culture of the late 1960s/early 1970s.
This little red Nova is a prime example of a classic compact muscle car! Fully restored top to bottom, with the photographs to prove it, this car was finished in the classic and ever-popular color combination of red on black. It isn't lowered, it doesn't have a supercharger, and it won't pull the front wheels off of the ground...but it doesn't need to. This is a car that oozes “muscle” from every angle, and truly embodies what GM was doing during this time period. The paint is slick, and the black vinyl top really looks sharp. There's no doubt that this is a lot of car for the money! Sitting at factory ride height on Nova SS wheels, this car really has it goin' on for that classic factory muscle look. While it didn't leave the factory as an SS, it sports the badging and has the power to back up the look!
The interior is just as nice as the exterior. With the bench seats refinished in premium black vinyl and a Hurst T-Handle shifter in place, this Nova is truly a throwback to the 1970s. Whether you were in high school, married with kids, or not even born yet, sitting in this car is bound to bring to life a fantasy of red light races and Ted Nugent blaring through the speakers. The Sunpro column-mounted tach and Nova embroidered carpet floor mats are nice touches that complete the look. This whole car has been done up very nicely, both inside and out.
Under the hood is a 454 V8—perhaps our favorite feature of this hot ride. Nothing says “wild Saturday night” like a big engine in a little car! With that 454 hooked up to a 4-speed manual transmission, this car is set up for a good time. This is a naturally aspirated car with plenty of unbridled power—no forced induction necessary for a fun night cruising. It sounds amazing and runs like it forgot to turn off the oven before leaving the house. Power brakes all the way around and disc brakes on the front ensure that this car can stop both safely and quickly.
If you're looking for a powerful, fun weekend cruiser then this is it! You can take it to any show, cruise-in, or charity event and have a blast. This is a turn-key Nova, ready to hit the streets tonight. Grab your fuzzy dice and footprint gas pedal; the '70s are here!
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: Great tread, 2015 date code
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES