1968-74 Chevrolet Chevy II & Nova

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1968 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Tad Davis's 1968 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 307, 3-speed column shift, 6,000 miles.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Extremely clean.
Estimated Value Tad is asking $18,000.
May 7, 1996: This car is in showroom condition and has been garaged its whole life. Call Tad Davis at (208) 766-4141 to make an offer!

1968 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Greg Parkins's 1968 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 250, 1 bbl. carb., 330,000 miles.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Uh . . . It's a Nova!
Estimated Value Yeah, right!
March 4, 1996: This car has no power brakes, no power steering, no power in general, and no A/C. Greg plans on doing some serious upgrades soon. Click here for a side view. Click here for a snowy front view.

1969 Chevrolet Nova SS Dr. David Buettner's 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS
Engine/Drivetrain 427 or 512.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Specifically tailored for drag racing.
Estimated Value Depending on the engine, the car has a value from $12,500 to $17,000.
March 2, 1996: Wow! Dr. Buettner has several engines for this car, each of which me maintains himself. With the 512 installed, this car makes the quarter mile in 9.80 seconds! The car is show-quality and has all the latest technology. Don Ness Racecraft, a professional chassis builder in the Twin Cities area, actually "built" this car. Dr. Buettner uses the Nova for bracket races and NHRA Super Street.

This guy's from Iceland!
1969 Chevrolet Nova SS Böðvar Eggertsson's 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 396, 500 horsepower, Turbo 400 transmission, 9" Ford rear axle ("the only thing FORD make right").
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Specifically tailored for drag racing.
Estimated Value Unknown.
May 1, 1996: Click here for a small gallery of images of this Nova. WARNING: This page is 350KB!

1969 Chevrolet Nova Jeff Gerstmann's 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 350, 4 bbl. Edelbrock carburetor, dual exhaust, Posi-Trac rear end.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Black interior, "totally cherry," power steering, power brakes.
Estimated Value More sentimental value than anything.
March 19, 1996: The date '69 is a little sketchy. It's a frankenstein of a car, with all kinds of parts from many different Novas from that era. It's my second Nova; I wrecked my '71 when I was 16 by power braking into a parked truck. This car is built in the original's image, but is nowhere near as fast as the one I destroyed. Ah, my stupid youth. Click here for a side view.

1970 Chevrolet Nova SS Steve Sepowski's 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS
Engine/Drivetrain L-78 396.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Super Sport.
Estimated Value Not stated.
May 29, 1996: I have had this car for 8 years and have just about finished a 5 year restoration. The car was featured on the cover of Auto Body Specialties last cover. The particulars are as follows: L-78 396 (402) (original); 375 HP; 415 Lb/Ft torque; M-21 Muncie close-ratio 4-speed; 3.55 12-Bolt Posi-Trac differential; F-41 heavy-duty suspention; power front disc brakes; black bench seat interior. I tried my best to keep it's restoration to as close to stock as possible. New equipment includes: new rear quarter panels (L and R); new rear inner fenders (L and R); new floors (front to back/both sides; including firewall extensions); new fenders (L and R); re-upholstered front and rear seats w/correct material; new headliner; new carpet (originally had rubber floor covering); new emblems; new rear SS trim panel; new weatherstriping; new door handles & push buttons; new door and trunk locks; new Holley 750 CFM carburetor; new headers and dual exhaust (4" collector/2.5" exhaust); new clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing; etc.; etc.

I have owned a large number of musclecars and have a great deal of resource material on GM cars of that period (1964-70). If anyone has a question, I will try to help.

1971 Chevrolet Nova SS
(This picture is from 1981.)
Paul Duran's 1971 Chevrolet Nova SS
Engine/Drivetrain 350.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Super Sport.
Estimated Value Not stated.
April 1, 1996: To my knowledge it's a real Super Sport. It had a 270 HP 350 and a muncie 4 speed (26-spine input shaft), 12-bolt rear end. I read somewhere that there were only around 6,000 made that year. Since then it's been upgraded to an approximately 300HP 350 (327/350HP cam shaft from crane) and an Edelbrock Performer manifold, Hooker Headers, and 2.5" pipes all the way back just past the axle with turn-downs. Walker Super-DynoMax mufflers keep it legal. The guys at Midas put a cross-over pipe in at no extra cost. Click here for a really old picture.

1972 Chevrolet Rally Nova Manuel Bergschwenger's 1972 Chevrolet Rally Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 350, 4 bbl carburetor, unknown miles.
Body Style 2-door "coupe."
Strengths Original interior, all numbers match, clean, fast, and rust-free.
Estimated Value "We wouldn't sell it for under $500,000. Well, maybe."
March 26, 2010: The car is very different now: 600hp 406SBC, 4" harwood outlaw hood, C3 polished aluminum vette wheels wrapped in BFG's.

May 15, 1996: We have now installed Flowmaster race mufflers with a straight 2½" exhaust using a crossover pipe, and it sounds great (not obnoxious but yet impressive!).

May 6, 1996: Getting ready to install 2½" Flomaster exhaust with balance tube. If we get extra money, we may store the original motor and transmission and replace it with a 4-bolt 350 with trick flow heads, etc. This car was spotted on a lot over two years ago and by the time we came back it sold. Six months later, it reappeared and the family car pulled a U-turn and we made it ours! The former owner encountered health problems and couldn't drive a stick and traded it in. [Editor's note: Isn't that what all used car dealers say?] The car takes us to cruise during the nights. It won us one award so far thanks mainly to the aggressive and possibly unfair swaying votes by our dear friend Al. He's no longer with us, but the Nova and his memory will be cruising again every Saturday night this summer!

P.S. This car was originally built in Willow Run, MI and shipped to Germantown, Kentucky. For a German guy like me, it was a sign it should be mine!


1972 Chevrolet Nova SS Sebastien Drouin's 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS
Engine/Drivetrain 396 V8, 4 bbl. Edlebrock carburetor, 4-speed Muncie transmission, Hurst shifter, 3.08 rear end, dual exhaust with crossed pipes.
Body Style 2-door "coupe."
Strengths Maticuously maintained.
Estimated Value Very high.
April 10,1996: I plan to add Hooters Headers, breaded lines under the hood, tinted glass, redo the interior with black leather bucket seats, and change all the carpeting.

1972 Chevrolet Nova Bill Spears's 1972 Chevrolet Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 350, 4 bbl. Holley carburetor, 130,000 miles.
Body Style 2-door sedan, no special designations.
Strengths Ample power under hood, great paint job. Click here to see car stripped down.
Estimated Value Unknown.
March 4, 1996: This car has no power brakes, no power steering, and no A/C. Click here for a rear view.

1972 Chevrolet Nova SS Anna Stevenson's 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS
Engine/Drivetrain 350, 4-bbl Holley carburetor, 3-speed B&M automatic transmission, headers, and dual exhaust.
Body Style 2-door sedan.
Strengths Original black interior.
Estimated Value Unknown, but the fuzzy dice raise it to at least 200% of its stated value in any collector's guide.
March 2, 1996: This car was bought in 1993 from a man whose hobby is to restore classic cars, so it was in pretty good shape. The original color of the car was metallic blue (it had been painted red before I bought it), and the louvres were put in by the guy I bought it from. It's got 188,000 miles on it, I don't know how many of these are on the rebuilt engine. The top of the back seat and the vinyl top need to be replaced, and it could also use a new paint job - Oregon weather isn't nice to it. Click here for a side view.

1974 Chevrolet Nova Orlando Sanchez's 1974 Chevrolet Nova
Engine/Drivetrain 4-bolt 350.
Body Style 2-door sedan. It is currently undergoing heavy restoration.
Strengths It goes really fast.
Estimated Value Unknown.
March 26, 1996: No, it isn't quite finished. Yes, I have got to get rid of the "Starsky and Hutch" rims, but I am working on the drivetrain first because it will primarily be a bracket racer (drag racing). The engine is a 4-bolt 350 with the following attributes: steel crank, pink rods, TRW forged 11.0:1, Crane Cam (244/252 dur., 518/536 lift, 112 center), Cloyes true roller dual row multi keyway timing chain and gears, Victor Jr. 1" tall intake, 750 double pumped built by AED, Moroso Electric water pump drive kit, Holley Blue electric fuel pump, MSD 6A, B&M shifter, Dart heads (ported, polished, and shaved to 68 cc), hot tanked, shot penned, balanced, and micro-polished. The engine is built as a "spray motor," which should give 10 sec. with spray and 11 sec. without. I will soon gut the interior and replace it with one or two plastic racing seats and a full roll cage. The suspension, transmission, and rear end are all stock.

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