The name given the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Chevy II, the Nova has become an icon in its own right. Originally designed to compete against the Ford Falcon, the Chevy II/Nova evolved into a very distinct model, the third generation ditching the angular lines of its processor for a more coke-bottle shape. It also introduced a true performance variant in the form of the Super Sport. While the SS badge had previously been a trim level for the Nova, the third-gen Nova SS was a fully-fledged mini-muscle car. The car you see here has had an extensive list of work done to it. The results speak for themselves. No longer a run of the mill Nova SS, this car features a host of surprises both inside and out.
This 1970 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport has reportedly undergone a full restoration, being rebuilt on a rotisserie to ensure all areas receive the attention needed. Resprayed in a custom blue with candy flake, the list of customizations doesn’t end there. Safety has had special attention paid to it. The interior sees the installation of a roll-cage, as well as a fire extinguisher with a quick-release mount. Customized battery terminals can be accessed from the rear exterior. The interior is customized, with seats from a Pontiac GTO wrapped in leather, complemented by a suede headliner. The gauges are custom and include in-dash shift and nitrous gauges. Both heating and Air Conditioning are reportedly working. This car also features HID headlights and LED sequential taillights. The doors are shaved and feature magnetic poppers.
With so much to mention, the full list of modifications is listed below. But the star attraction of this build is a fully-dressed forged 540cid crate engine rated for 700hp. If that wasn’t enough, this engine has been further enhanced with the inclusion of nitrous—although it has never been sprayed and can be easily removed if the new owner so wishes. Nevertheless, all fail-safe features have been incorporated in the installation of this nitrous system and include a NOS Super Powershot, NOS fuel pressure safety switch, NOS in-line filter with breather hoses, and a NOS Purge kit. Application is via a NOS 2-Stage WOT/RPM Activated Window Switch, allowing you to fine-tune the nitrous delivery according to 2 stages of RPM windows. This Nova also has a remote bottle valve opener, that can open or close the NOS bottle from the driver’s seat via hidden custom buttons.