Stk#047 1971 Chevrolet Nova
Auto Metal Direct’s Nova Flagship
This Nova was built in Season 9 on the Television show SHOP, Cut, Rebuild. New Sheetmetal. Did the Long Haul in 2013.
Painted a gorgeous PPG Blue Haven with Black stripes. The side markers were shaved to give a clean look, 1969 tail panel and grill were added. Clear marker lights in the bumper, variable windshield wipers by Detroit speed. Schotts Mod5 Cover, Loc Line 18″ all 4 corners. 8″ front and 10″ back Yokohama tires, Hotchkis suspension, front sway bars, tubular upper and lower control arms and 3″ drop springs. 4-Wheel disc brakes from Wilwood 14″ disc with six-piston calipers in front and four piston calipers in the rear. A real beauty and a real good-looking car!
The interior is a beautiful Red and all new inside. Custom built components, door panels, headliner and seat pattern. Front seats from a 72 Chevelle. Steering wheel came from Classic Industries. Carpet from LMC, custom sewn shift boot, Dakota Digital Gauges. Period Correct looking panel on the dash controls for the Vintage Air, Flaming River steering column. 66-67 Dash. Beautiful inside.
Powered by a LQ9 engine reworked by Gary Grimes @ Grimes Racing engines with close to 600 hp, Keisler SS 700 5-speed manual transmission. A legend gear and transmission rearend with 35 spline axles and 4.11 gears bolt to factory leaf springs. GM single plane manifold topped with a Grimes modified Holley 750 CFM carburetor, full length 1 7/8 to 1 3/4 Headman Headers. The bottom end was upgraded with ARP hardware, Line honed with studs, Grimes Proprietary JE Pistons, Auto Rad aluminum radiator. Modified AMD core support, Vintage Air & Heat, Concept One Serpentine kit, 6.125-inch Compstar Rods, MSD 6LS ignition control Module and 8.8 plug wires. Edelbrock fuel pump. Drives and handles great! Just a stunning car!