1967 Chevrolet Nova Coupe
1967 Chevrolet Nova Coupe
“Up with good looks. Down with high prices. The stylish economy car.”. The 1967 Nova sales brochure. The high powered Turbo Fire 327ci V8 that had been introduced the previous year as the top-of-the-line engine option was discontinued for 1967. The Nova SS got a new black accented grille. Optional front disc brakes were made available for the first time.
With the introduction of the Turbo-Fire engine in 1966, the Nova SS had snuck its way into a muscle car label, despite its small stature. Really, it was somewhere in between the pony car and muscle car class. Though its power had been diminished in 1967, it was still a quick car that would become quicker as the years wore on. For consignment, a 1967 with some of that zapped power put back in with double hump heads, a rock crusher transmission, flame thrower electronic distributor and Flowmaster dual exhaust.
Painted in Marina Blue, straight steel panels, great trim, and chrome, and shiny Chevrolet rally rims, (14 x 6 front and 15 x 7 rear), are seen on this very original looking simple but elegant grocery getter. A nice black vinyl top covering is noted, and it is surrounded by nice trimmings around the glass. Just above the trimmed wheel well in front is a small “fold” in the metal, which is a built in trim spear, but remains the body color. This runs through the doors and to the rear quarters which support vertical taillights and backup lights placed on top of each other. A nicely curved back glass meets up with the trunk lid and rolls rearward to a trim piece which runs between the taillights and highlights the rear of the lid. Below is another pristine bumper.
Breaking up the black shiny vinyl on each door is a chromed T which delineates the panels one housing the armrest, door pull, and the other, door actuator and window crank. Black painted metal makes up the sills of these doors. Inside we note very well done, like new bucket seats with some black tuck and roll bolsters, a smooth mid panel and a white stripe of vinyl cutting through the smooth center panels. White piping is also surrounding these seats. The rear bench matches these buckets in its style and pattern. Upfront a simple angled dash using padded black vinyl on top and an aluminum panel through the center, with more black metal below. The instruments and radio are within this aluminum center. An original steering wheel is fronting this clean dash, and a trio of aftermarket gauges are hanging below the center of this dash. Black carpeting in good condition floods the floors, and nicely embroidered floor mats are above the original carpeting. The headliner is nice and tight and showing in black vinyl.
The consigner states that a 355ci V8 is now on board under the hood. A flip of the hood confirms that it is a V8, however, not the cubic inches, which remains consigner states. On top is a Weiand intake manifold, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor. All this with a bowtie orange/red block, and chromed valve covers and an Edelbrock air cleaner covering in chrome. On the back is a 4-speed manual transmission which the consigner says is a Muncie M22. The rear axle is a 12-bolt 3.55 posi setup.
Like new with no surface rust to be seen all buttoned up and shiny. Very nice job underneath. Appears to have been powder coated, and some previous repairs are looking well done. Also we note independent coil springs for the front, and leaf springs for the back. Power drum brakes are also on all 4 corners.
A quick fire up and warmup and off to the test track. I felt like a superstar behind this wheel in this excellent interior. On track I experienced smooth acceleration, bias free panic stopping, and nice tight cornering. All fun actions were working at this time.
Well restored, well upgraded in the engine department, and nicely done interior, we have a runner, and a gunner. If you are looking for a smaller muscle car classic this one is truly a wild deuce in SS clone form.
15-Chevy II 400 Nova I6
37-2 Door Coupe
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
168443-Sequential Unit Number
03B-2nd Week March Build
ST 67 11637-Chevy II 400 Nova 2 Door Coupe
BDY WRN17398-Willow Run Body #
TR 785-Black Deluxe Interior
PNT G2-Granada Gold, Black Vinyl Top
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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