My 69 Nova SS was originally Burnished Brown with a 375 horse 396 4 speed (factory). It was purchased to drag race. That’s exactly what it did for 24 years between two different owners. The second owner eventually pulled the engine for his jet boat, and pawned the rolling chassis to a friend for cash, to get married.
The friend held onto the car for over 5 years, and eventually let it go with the property/building it was stored in. By that time some of the original parts had been stripped. Fortunately, along comes a Nova lover and purchases this Nova SS. He takes it to a local Body shop, has the car removed from the frame, and completely restores it, changing the color to Hugger Orange.
This guy is a Harley Davidson lover, and his wife has taken an interest. So, he offers it up for sale to buy her a bike. This is where I come in. I trade a nice Harley, with matching trailer, and some cash for it. Now, it’s my turn. Over the Winter (Yeah, I made the deal in the middle of Winter….. long story) I made several changes to make the car more correct. While I had the car apart I noticed how clean and original the floorboards, etc., were.
I checked the engine transmission and rear end numbers. The engine is a 1973 454 with a mild build. Has a Lakewood scatter shield, A Borg Warner Super T-10 4 speed. Had a super street/strip shifter. I changed that to a competition plus and put a stock boot and ring back when I added sound deadener and new carpet. The rear had also been changed. It was also a 1973 code. Took it to a local suspension shop and had the new True Track ( no clutches) with 342 gears ( I live in the country ), for highway driving. Sent it to the local Body Shop and had it stripped to the metal. (again, very clean nice car).
Now it’s what you see in the picture. Oh, I also added the body side moldings at the local body shop and the vinyl top. Has many new parts including a new dash bezel and in dash tach, under dash gauges, etc. Thank you for your interest. I tried to keep this short. Bob Cole ( Odessa, WA )