When a classic car has been meticulously restored so that every detail is about custom speed and showmanship, it should never be this obtainable. But this 1963 Chevrolet Nova went through a $120K build, and less than 2,500 miles later, you can pick it up right now for a third of that.
Novas are great cars to start with as a custom build because they are small in size, light in weight, but big in stature. These were often an exercise in minimum chrome accents, which leaves the brightwork on the bumpers, light surrounds, door mirrors, and custom billet grille to really standout. Of course the pieces of chrome everyone will really be looking at are the 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels. And have you seen the mean stance? We could go on about the details of the car’s quality, but really, this one speaks for itself. The uniform luster of the Lemon Ice paint; all the correct trim pieces; and the way ever panel lines up so nicely that the creases seem unbroken – it’s the kind of total quality that only happens when an enthusiast cares more about the craftsmanship than the price.
Just like the exterior, the interior is fresh, premium, and bright. The two-tone leather buckets do the perfect job of being exceptionally comfortable, but the seatbacks don’t rise above the doorline. This is particularly important because people can see all the way through the side view on this pillarless hardtop, which is always the coolest kind of profile. Beyond the leather and chrome steering wheel, there’s a full custom gauge package with large speedo and tach. The Hurst shifter is in the perfect position for powering through the gears, as well as a comfortable place to rest your hand when you’re cruising on a Saturday night. And speaking of comfort, you have ice-cold R134a air conditioning and a modern AM/FM/CD stereo. But really we know your favorite soundtrack will be the hypnotic roar coming out of the tailpipes.
While this Nova looks custom-built from every angle, you can tell the budget was really blown in the engine bay. This is a 350 cubic-inch V8, a nice upgrade from the six-cylinder that would have come stock in all Chevy II's this year. One of GM's best motors, the block was borrowed from a ’69 Camaro and then rebuilt and bored .30 over. It has go-fast goodies such as a Holley Street Avenger four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, Tru Trac serpentine belt system, and a Be Cool radiator with electric fan. And you can tell from the moment you pop the hood, this motor was not an afterthought. Everything on the entire powerplant is either polished or painted to match the body and engine bay. Even front-end reinforcements were added and painted before the fenders were installed – a true sign of a quality build if you had the time and money to do it yourself. More than just look amazing, you’re going to want to get this Nova out on the road. The front end is from Scotts Rods & Customs that includes tubular A-arms, a thick sway bar, and adjustable coilovers. Plus, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and the modern grip of BF Goodrich gForce T/As make for an unbeatable package. You get complete control over this restomod level of work thanks to the T-10 four-speed transmission that feeds a stout Ford 9-inch rear that’s geared for good all-around performance.
You’re going to see build receipts totaling over $120K invested, and the restoration photo book shows you how every penny was well spent. It’s the perfect recipe for everything from enjoying the long haul on the Power Tour to winning major awards (it already took home best Chevy II at the Indianapolis Super Chevy meet.) And while you’re stunned that something this amazing can also be so obtainable, you’re not the only person who recognizes an unbeatable deal. So don’t miss out, call today!