World Class Nova Pro Touring EFI 427 V8 620 HP 5 Speed Moser 9" Katz Suspension
- 427 cubic inch Wegner Automotive Research-tuned LS2 / Roughly 620 horsepower
- Race-prepped Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
- Moser 9-inch rear axle / Truetrac differential / 3.25 gears
- Art Morrison chassis / Custom Katz Tsubai-designed suspension
- Custom Woodward steering rack / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
- 18-inch Kinesis K18 wheels
- Modified body / PPG blue paint / Metallic Black accents
- Custom interior / 12-point roll cage
- Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio system
- Featured multiple times in leading automotive magazines
* Featured multiple times in leading automotive magazines
* 427 cubic inch Wegner Automotive Research-tuned LS2 / Roughly 620 horsepower
* Race-prepped Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission
* Art Morrison chassis / Custom Katz Tsubai-designed suspension
* Custom Woodward steering rack / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
* Custom interior / 12-point roll cage
* Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio system
* Modified body / PPG blue paint / Metallic Black accents
* 18-inch Kinesis K18 wheels
* Moser 9-inch rear axle / Truetrac differential / 3.25 gears
When the weather gets warm, dreams of cruising down the highway in a jaw-dropping classic are inevitable. Linger on that thought a little longer and the sound of a small block V8 comes to mind coupled with images of an old school dash. We'll let you fill in the details from there but, if you like where we were going, have a look at this incredible Chevy Nova. Backing a 427 cubic inch LS2 with a race-prepped Tremec, track-ready mechanicals and show-stopping aesthetics, this magazine-featured coupe has been drawing stares ever since it rolled in to our showroom. And if you're ready to feel the summer breeze behind the wheel of a storied and unique custom, it's a chance to turn your dreams into reality!
Right at home cruising the strip, right at home showing beside exotics and right at home schooling Miatas on the autocross course, this Nova is just too much! No, seriously, that's the car's name: “II Much”. Built, rebuilt and built again by a dedicated gearhead who wanted a killer pro-tourer, II Much features a detailed, custom appearance that's based in vivid PPG blue, highlighted by Metallic Black war paint and trimmed in custom, anodized accents. Take one look down the sides of the car's slick body and it becomes very obvious that the folks at Canton, Georgia's Road Killer Customs took great care to ensure all gaps are at better-than-factory standards. Step closer to the car's wet looking finish and check out straight and ripple-free panels that aren't plagued by any major imperfections. Grab the car's well-adjusted doors and feel how smoothly they close to provide excellent fit, which is set off by a glossy clearcoat shine. It all adds up to one world-class, mostly garage-built custom that transforms traditional muscle car style into multi-dimensional swagger!
The subdued and classy lines of the prototypical Nova are early '60s conservative. And because they're so universal in appeal, they've continued to gain significant popularity. At the front of this hardtop, modern halogen headlamps hang a mesh-trimmed, crossbar grille behind a small bowtie, a mesh-trimmed, fiberglass bumper and a custom spoiler. A fiberglass cowl induction hood leads the eye to smoked glass that's framed by Metallic Black trim, shaved drip rails, and a shaved and filled cowl. At the sides of that glass, a clean, modernist profile centers traditional GM door handles behind color-keyed bowtie mirrors. And an adjustable carbon fiber spoiler reflects vertical tail lamps and a second fiberglass bumper.
This sweet looking Chevy is powered by a 427 cubic inch LS2 that, thanks to Wegner Automotive Research of Markesan, Wisconsin, creates roughly 620 pavement-scorching horsepower! Built to tear up the track and wow show goers alike, that sleeved and stroked mill combines a Rapid Motorsports block with a proven Wegner valvetrain and custom-wired FAST XFI electronics to transform stout compression into razor-sharp throttle response. Air is supplied by a black-cased reusable filter element, which rides on a proven Holley throttle body. That oxygen makes its way from a single-plane GM Performance Parts intake to CNC-ported and polished LS6 cylinder heads, which are juiced by 42 lb. Holley injectors. Sparks are sequenced through factory-spec ignition and familiar GM Performance Parts plug wires. When fire hits the cylinders, a Lunati Voodoo cam combines with Lunati forged pistons, Lunati Pro Mod rods and a Lunati 4-inch crank to make everything spin. The remnants of that fire swirl through custom-fabricated Stainless Works headers. Cooling comes courtesy of a giant Ron Davis radiator, which is fitted with two equally large puller fans. And, at the front of the technical-looking block, a Vintage Air FrontRunner accessory drive spins standard ancillaries. The custom engine compartment, which includes a relocated firewall and fabricated inner fenders, is every bit as extravagant and detailed as the car's stunning exterior. And niceties such as Earl's hoses, ARP hardware and a custom, reverse-hinge hood add the kind of fully sorted details that push enthusiasts right over the edge!
Take a long look under this lightweight X-Body and you'll find a whole roster of small modifications that add up to impressive appearance points and big performance gains. The buff LS2 leads a race-prepped Tremec TKO600 5-speed, which utilizes a tough RPS clutch and Howe throwout bearing to twist a custom Mark Williams driveshaft. On the other side of that shaft, a narrowed and Morrison-housed Moser spins a proven Truetrac differential around civil, 3.25 gears and rugged, 31-spline axles. Spent gases are managed by 3-inch, Mandrel-bent pipes, which breath through a MagnaFlow X-pipe, hearty MagnaFlow mufflers and custom, angled tips. And power pounds the pavement through 3-piece Kinesis K18s, which spin 265/35ZR18 Pirelli P Zero Corsas in front of 315/30ZR18 Pirelli P Zero Corsas.
Holding that stellar drivetrain off the ground is a high quality Art Morrison chassis, which is adhered beneath custom floors, custom wheel tubs and a custom transmission tunnel that were fabricated from various gauges of 1018 cold rolled steel. That chassis glides on a Katz Tsubai-designed suspension that, thanks to a custom short-long arm front-half and custom 3-link back-half, pulls over 1 g on the track. That scratch-built front-half features: C4 hubs, billet Brian Schein spindles, 4130 tubular lower control arms, adjustable QA1 coil-overs, Lensing springs, needle-bearing upper control arms, Howe Racing ball joints, a Stock Car Products modular sway bar, a custom-fabricated crossmember and custom-fabricated aluminum uprights and coil-over mounts. The car's scratch-built back-half features: two more adjustable QA1 coil-overs, two more Lensing springs, adjustable control arms, an adjustable panhard bar and a thick Morrison sway bar. That suspension points through a custom Woodward steering rack, which mixes Lefthander Chassis tie rods and custom-machined 4340 steel steering arms with proven Borgeson joints. Stops come quickly thanks to Wilwood 6 and 4-piston calipers, which use two .75 Wilwood master cylinders to squeeze two 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors up front and two 12-inch drilled and slotted rotors out back. Like any carefully assembled classic, the bottom of this Nova is as well-finished as its top, with painted floors hovering over such niceties as stainless fluid lines, a Corvette oil pan, a 16-gallon, custom-baffled fuel cell and fresh Aeromotive pressure components.
Inside this Chevy, classic style is augmented with seamlessly integrated customization. Cloth Sparco Monza seats, which hang snazzy “II Much” brandings over cam-released SCHROTH 4-point belts, are track day comfortable. At the base of those seats, fade-free carpet rides between a custom, Vintage Air-equipped console, custom foot pedals, a billet Tremec shifter and thick Dynamat insulation. A color-keyed dash features an array of Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges, while custom door skins are designed to flow with the car's 12-point roll cage. Connecting the driver to the road is a Sparco 3-spoke steering wheel spinning around a pull-off hub and tilting Ididit column. At the rear is a simple trunk that hides a centered gel cell battery behind a good amount of cargo space. And an integrated, MP3-compatible sound system keeps the tunes bumping with the help of a large amp, a large subwoofer and five crisp speakers.
An obviously extravagant build, this Nova spent a lot of time posing for magazines. Here's a chronological list of the car's many print appearances:
* Featured in "How to Build Your Own Headers" in the April, 2003 edition of Car Craft Magazine
* Featured in "Garage Built Bad Boy" in the June, 2004 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in “Homebuilt 1g Suspension” in the May, 2005 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in "Homebuilt 1g Rear Suspension” in the October, 2005 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in "Never Too Much" in the October, 2006 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured on the cover of the September, 2007 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in “Feature of the Month” in the September, 2007 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in "Too Much To Do" in the September, 2007 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
* Featured in "Sound Off" in the November, 2007 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* A stack of component paperwork
* A copy of the car's features in the September, 2007 edition of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
So far, our 2015 selling season has been marked by incredible hardware that owners are liquidating for way under the cost of construction; meaning you - our customers - are getting excellent deals on fantastic classics and customs! This outrageous custom looks absolutely predatory, can outperform the best cars at the meet and will likely attract a TON of attention wherever it goes. If you're ready to hit the road in style, welcome to the quixotic world of owning a world-class muscle car!
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