Saturday, February 6, 2010

Something Different For A Saturday... A Reader's Car - Bryon's 1972 Chevy Nova SS

Something a little different today. It's different because it's not the type of car I normally feature and it's not for sale. This car belongs to JaCG reader Bryon, who was cool enough to send some pictures and a description of the car to me...

Back in its day, the Nova was considered a "small" car. In base 2 door form it was a commuter car. In base 4 door form it was a car for young families. But, back when the Nova was being built, GM still cared about excitement. You could order a Nova with a V8. You could even order a Nova SS, which is what this car is.

A stock SS is a pretty interesting car, but this car is not stock and is very interesting. Bryon spent some serious time and money on this one. From his e-mail:

"The car is a 1971 Nova SS Rotisserie Restored,subframe is powdered coated,along with all the other components, all poly bushings,steering components,billet mounts, body was stripped and redone in a 3 stage candy color, sunburnt orange, also the undercarriage,was painted same as the car,installed was a factory 454,450 HP, 10 over with a mild cam, th-400 with HPerf B&M clutches and shift kit,10" rear with 3;23 gears for cruising,engine compartment is detailed with 4 core aluminum radiator, elec fans,alum intake 650 holley,Lokar throttle and trans linkage chrome valve covers,and air cleaner and tuned headers,cowl induction hood,17" Boyd Coddington wheels,w/ disc Brakes.Interior is being custom finished in Fathom white with 71 camaro bucket seats, with original rear seat, new headliner,dash panel, sail panels, package panel, new visors,carpet,also new autometer redline 5" tach with shift light, autometer guages, pro comp ratchet shifter, new door panels arm rests and handles, trunk is spotless and spatter painted & carpet for trunk is being made .Body consists of all new chrome, including bumpers and lights.Stereo consists of an alpine system w/6 speakers.750 watt amp, with 20 volt capacitor."

Whether you're a fan of foreign or domestic cars, you have to respect the amount of time and effort that went into this car. It's really well done.

Bryon continued:

"The car runs and drives better than a new one, with awesome power. I have had many offers on the car, but I think I will keep it, I had a 1968 SS in my younger years and wished I kept it.".

I'm pretty certain that if Bryon ever decides to sell it, they'll be a line of people with cash in hand waiting outside his door.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Beautiful.