When a classic car has been meticulously restored so that every detail is about custom speed and showmanship, it rarely leaves its creator's hands. But this 1962 Chevrolet Nova Restomod is up for grabs right now, and it has everything including an award-worthy shine, competition-ready suspension, custom A/C interior, and an amazing 600-horsepower powerhouse.
This is the kind of full custom build that takes a lot of planning and long-term vision. In fact, this car was already on the show circuit well before it was completed. That's because they took a long time and $175k invested to get everything just right. Door handles, badging, and other trim was expertly removed, and all the sheetmetal was massaged until this iconic classic looked nearly seamless. And that's when it was ready for the paintwork. PPG's Super Jet Black has a level of presentation that looks wet from across a show field. And of course, the details are absolutely awesome. The custom billet grille, lowered suspension, and chopped windshield add to the car's sleekness. And the power bulge in the cowl hood and 17-inch Boyd's alloys with extra meaty rear ones drive home the idea that this midnight machine hunts other cars out there.
Because this roadster is open to the world, they spent a fortune making the interior look amazing. It starts with a supple tan leather upholstery that has the kind of stitching that would make a Mercedes jealous. The same goes for the fitting of the custom door panels and the ultra-plush wool carpeting. Just like the exterior, sleekness is a central them to the interior. They went the extra mile to make sure that custom pieces like the dash and center console really wow people with its uncluttered quality. And with the eliminated windows, the door tops give you a seamlessly smooth evolution from the interior to the exterior. Even the AM/FM/CD stereo is hidden in the trunk (you control it with a remote) to keep everything smooth and clean. The driver gets a piston-style shifter and a Billet Specialties steering wheel mounted on a tilt column. Turn the key, and the black dash has the full Dakota Digital gauge package glow to life. Oh yes, this one loves to impress.
On a total build this awesome, of course the engine bay is award-worthy, too. The silky-smooth inner fenders funnel your attention to the big motor in the middle. They did an expert job of hiding the wiring just so you can really get a complete look at the fully polished presentation. And while you'll wow them with the style, this motor also has a ton of substance. It starts with a Gen V 502 cubic-inch crate V8 that was built by Cope Brothers Automotive Machine. This famous speed shop enlarged the motor to 540ci total. Plus, they enhanced and fortified it with Speed Pro flat top pistons, Clevite main bearings, forged steel rods, a full Crane roller cam set-up, Melling high volume oil pump, Chevy Bow-tie rectangular port heads, Crane roller rockers, ARP fasteners, an Edelbrock Performer dual-plane intake, and topped with a Holley 750 CFM four-barrel carburetor. Sanderson headers add power while feeding the three-inch Flowmaster dual exhaust. This monster motor was dyno rated at 600 horsepower and 620 lb/ft torque. So to make sure the power gets to the pavement, you have a stout TH400 three-speed prepared by NHRA drag racer Kim Bryn. It includes Kevlar bands, Torrington bearing kit, RayBestos clutches, TransGo shift kit, and a Hughes 3000 converter. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you'll spot a clean build of an Art Morrison custom box tube chassis. This full powder coated presentation also includes the Morrison Mustang II-style tubular A-arms, Morrison four-link rear, and the Currie 9-inch rear with Dutchman 31-spline axles. Adjustable coilovers, ZR-rated tires, and four-wheel disc brakes complete this true street-eating package.
We have the full details on this build, including a long list of desirable names that contributed to this one-of-a-kind. We just don't have the room to list it all here, so call for all the details. We'll also go over the six-figure receipt file and binders of photos that document the full build. So if you want to get everyone talking, the first step is to call today!