There’s something special about the third-generation Chevrolet Nova. It just seemed to hit the sweet spot of power, roominess, affordability, and style that made them an icon, and this recently restored 1972 example represents it all so well.
The first thing you notice on this coupe is the shimmer of the red paint. This classic Chevy is fresh from restoration, and the luster you see here lets you know it the moment you get it out in the sunshine. It’s the perfect backdrop for the Rally Nova black band that follows a horseshoe pattern, starting at the front fenders and seamlessly runs until it meets on the rear panel. This cool triple stripe just seems to keep pointing the coupe forward. The sporty paint and graphics are also a great complement to the brand new premium vinyl roof. And if you like more classic premium upgrades, then you’ll love the SS-style Mag wheels.
The 1970s should have just been known as “Black Vinyl” because that’s what the best records came on, and the most durable interiors were made of it. The seats, doors, and headliner all have the feeling of fresh, because anything that was not up to standard was replaced during restoration. Lots of legroom and two bench seats mean this actually can seat six comfortably, and there are seatbelts for all. Plus, the power steering and three-speed automatic transmission mean you won’t get worn-out taking the whole family on an extended Saturday cruise. But no matter if it’s the whole crew or just you, this Nova is a great place to spend some time. The wood accents on the doors warm up the interior atmosphere. Plus, the classic Chevy three-spoke sports steering wheel, auxiliary gauge package, and B&M shifter are all great upgrades to remind you of the Nova’s performance nature.
This was a restoration built to show off, and that attitude extends to under the hood, too. Not only is the block painted in iconic Chevy orange, but also the valve covers and air grabber match, too, for a true standout package. Plus, the shine from the polished alternator, shroud, and other accessories help highlight a thoughtful package. This 350 cubic-inch small block certainly saw plenty of attention from the restoration. That’s why it fires up so easily and makes a great sound as the headers feed the H-pipe dual exhaust. But don’t just listen to the rumble, really take a look at its path in the undercarriage photos. There you’ll see just how clean the whole car is and there hasn’t even been any time to get any dirt under this restored coupe.
This Nova even comes with the original bill of sale, Protect-O-Plate, and owner’s manual, so you can check out how this restoration got this car back to original spec (right down to the AM radio!) And between the original spirit and cool upgrades, this Rally Nova is one fresh and irresistible package. Call today!!!