1966 Chevrolet Nova Restomod 51999 Miles Black Hardtop 350 V8 ZZ4 Automatic

1966 Chevrolet Nova Restomod

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Nova
SubModel: Restomod
Type: Hardtop
Trim: Restomod
Year: 1966
Mileage: 51,999
VIN: 115376N121664
Color: Black
Engine: 350 V8 ZZ4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Chevrolet Nova 1966

This compact and ultra-clean 1966 Chevy Nova hardtop packs a nasty little surprise under its hood: a wicked ZZ4 crate motor. So if you're ever out and about and notice this great-looking little black hardtop roll up next to you, do yourself a favor and pretend you didn't notice it, because this is an apex predator on the street. Hard to believe a Nova could be this pretty, isn't it? With a look that suggests a far more expensive and... substantial car, Chevy's compact grocery-getter takes on a whole new upscale look when it's wrapped in shiny black paint. The price really doesn't tell you much about how nice the paint is, with laser-straight bodywork and no deviations from stock beyond a cowl-induction hood - they even kept the standard Nova badges. There might be a few minor imperfections, but the car makes no secret of the fact that a lot of money went into the build. It doesn't seem in appropriate to add the SS badges and crossed-flag emblems on a car with this much performance, but with shiny chrome bumpers and stainless trim, they're likely to go unnoticed until it's much, much too late. There's also a billet grille up front that gives it a very smooth look and two discreet tailpipes out back. This car keeps everything low-key inside, where a stock black bucket seat interior is pretty much the way Chevy intended almost fifty years ago. New upholstery wraps around the front and back seats, there are new door panels, fresh carpets, and a taut headliner overhead, so it's quite attractive. A smaller leather-wrapped wheel sits on a custom tilt column, but it seems right at home in this warmed-over Nova, and it's joined by a custom center console with a B&M T-handle shifter, custom gauges, and a cup holder. The original gauges are in good shape and are joined by a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the original AM radio's slot. The trunk is nicely finished with a custom fuel cell, remote-mounted battery, and hidden stereo equipment, all hidden by tidy black upholstery. Even the underside of the lid is upholstered! This car's whole reason for being lives under the hood. Topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, matching intake manifold, and a set of aluminum heads, the 350 cubic inch ZZ4 crate motor makes big block torque in a small block package, an ideal combination for the featherweight Nova. A GM Performance "hot cam" makes for instantaneous throttle response and works well with the 350's propensity to rev. Shiny aluminum valve covers, beautifully finished side panels, and a few chrome bits enhance the attractive engine compartment, and you have to appreciate how they went the extra mile to make it all look as seamless as possible, right down to keeping the wiring out of sight. It cackles on the overrun, but it's pretty docile around town with the kind of effortless torque that minimizes the need for shifting. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission works well with the engine's broad torque curve and feeds a heavy-duty Chris Alston Fab9 rear end, because you know this sucker was built for combat. The front suspension is composed of a Heidt's Mustang II front clip (which explains the lack of shock towers) and there's a disc brake at all four corners. The stance was lowered just a bit and classic 16-inch Torque Thrust wheels were fitted with BFGoodrich radials for a classic performance look. Not quite subtle enough to be a sleeper, this is still one heck of a performer all wrapped in a handsome, yet low-key, wrapper. Call today!