One of the most entertaining things you can do when building a hot rod or restomod is to cram a large, powerful engine into a small car. After all, acceleration is just an equation of horsepower to weight. After that, making the car as beautiful as possible becomes its own reward. That was the idea behind this slick 1966 Chevy Nova Restomod.
The exterior of the Chevy Nova has been painted in a glossy Shimmering Air Silver Metallic. The finish and prep were obviously done to a high standard. The front clip was sourced from Chassisworks, with a custom fabbed hood. The windshield wipers have been deleted and capped. Chrome bumpers and trim appear to have been freshly refinished. Stainless trim has all been polished to a fault. Tinted glass and weatherstrip are in good nick. Behind the polished 18″ billet wheels, the power four-wheel SSBC drilled and slotted disc brakes can be seen.
The interior of the Chevy Nova has been treated to a full custom interior in lustrous red leather. Bucket seats sit on either side of the custom console that houses the armrest, brushed stainless cupholders, and the six-speed manual shifter. The brilliant red dash is capped with a padded cover and houses Dakota Digital Carbon Fiber series gauges, Vintage Air climate controls, and an Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit. The steering wheel is finished in matching leather. Gas, brake, and clutch pedals are all made from polished billet.
Beneath the hood of the Chevy Nova lurks a monstrous Supercharged LSA engine producing 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. All of this power is backed by a GM six-speed manual transmission and a Moser nine-inch rear end with 3.89 gears. Aluminum radiator with dual electric fans keeps everything running cool. The LSA exhales through true dual exhaust with stainless mufflers. The firewall and inner fenders have been smoothed and painted in the same shiny color as the exterior. The hood is supported by Eddie Motorsport billet hinges.
Keeping the Chevy Nova firmly planted on terra firma is no small task. The stunning machine has G-Machine upper & lower tubular A-arms, with QA1 coil-overs in front, sub-frame connectors, and a rear four-link suspension with coil overs.
This Chevy Nova is offered by A & E Classic Cars for $129,900.