Frame Up Built Nova 540 Merlin V8 600 HP 700R4 4 Speed Automatic Disc Brakes
- 540 cubic inch Shafiroff Racing UltraStreet V8
- 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
- 10-bolt rear axle
- Upgraded suspension
- Rack-and-pinion steering
- Front disc and rear drum brakes
- 17-inch Billet Specialties Fast Lane wheels
- Customized interior
- Sale includes build receipts and an official dyno sheet
* 540 cubic inch Shafiroff Racing UltraStreet V8
* 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
* Customized interior
* Upgraded suspension
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* Front disc and rear drum brakes
* Sale includes build receipts and an official dyno sheet
* 17-inch Billet Specialties Fast Lane wheels
* 10-bolt rear axle
One of the coolest things about the classic car hobby is the amount of passion and creativity enthusiasts put in to builds that can sometimes span decades. And since pretty much everyone here at RK Motors Charlotte is a gearhead, we know the kind of dedication a high dollar project takes. That said; it seems every time we think we've seen it all, another completely amazing car comes through the doors and just knocks our socks off! This eye-catching Nova is a head-turning stunner that mixes 540 cubic inches of Shafiroff Racing V8 with a tough automatic, thoroughly updated chassis components and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. And if you're ready to feel the summer breeze behind the wheel of a storied Detroit legend, it's a chance to turn your lust worthy dreams into fantastic reality!
Built to be an attention-grabbing showpiece, this brilliant coupe features a detailed, custom appearance that's highlighted by a spectacular combination of vivid pigment and mirror-like accents. Take one look down the sides of the car's slick body and it becomes very obvious that great care was taken 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 rust or major imperfections. Grab the car's well-adjusted hood and feel how smoothly it opens to provide excellent fit, which is set off by a glossy clearcoat shine. It all adds up to one top-notch resto-mod that transforms traditional muscle car style into colorful street rod 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, a familiar crossbar grille hangs green-detailed badging between a fresh chrome bumper, green-tint parking lamps and half moon-covered headlights. A steel hood anchors chrome “COWL INDUCTION” lettering in front of smoked glass, polished stainless, and a shaved and filled cowl panel. At the sides of that hood, a clean, modernist profile centers custom fender emblems and traditional quarter scripts between straight wheel frames, chrome door handles and green-detailed mirrors. And at the back of the car, Super Sport trunk trim hangs more green-detailed badging between vertical tail lamps and a second chrome bumper.
Under the hood, 540 cubic inches of UltraStreet V8 offers plenty of solid motivation thanks to the fine folks at Bohemia, New York's Shafiroff Racing. According to the 2006 dyno sheet that's included with our sale, the buff mill, which combines a sturdy Merlin block with proven Brodix heads, twists 600 horsepower into 641 lb./ft. of burly torque. At the top of the black block, a JEGS-controlled Holley mixes high-octane fuel, sourced from stainless fluid lines, with wind that's supplied by a style-matched, green-detailed K&N filter. That air/fuel mixture floods an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake, which centers a polished water neck between polished breathers and polished, “540” branded valve covers. At the back of that intake, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor bridges the gap between a proven Comp cam and loomed MSD Super Conductor plug wires. Below those wires, ceramic-coated, long-tube headers make quick work of spent gases. At the front of those headers, billet pulleys spin a beefy Stewart water pump and polished alternator at the base of a chrome fuel regulator and Auto Gage pressure gauge. Cooling comes courtesy of a green-detailed radiator, which funnels anti-freeze around two SPAL puller fans thanks to polished GM clamps and pliable hoses. The car's reinforced and color-keyed engine bay features coated hood supports, clever heat extractors and a snazzy chrome latch. And items like trick dipsticks, a fabricated overflow tank, a small proportioning valve and a chrome master cylinder ensure first class detailing.
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 big 540 spins a tough 700R4 4-speed, which twists an “ULTIMATE-10” branded 10-bolt. Holding that stellar drivetrain off the ground is a fully sorted suspension, which benefits from a Chassisworks subframe, adjustable VariShock coil-overs, mono-leaf springs and manual rack-and-pinion steering. Stops come quickly thanks to two factory drums, two slotted rotors and two green-trimmed Wilwood calipers. Spent gases are managed by large, Mandrel-bent pipes, which make good use of an X-shaped crossover and clean Flowmaster-style mufflers. Power pounds the pavement through Billet Specialties Fast Lanes, which spin 205/45ZR17 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports in front of 245/45ZR17 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. And, like any carefully preserved classic, the bottom of this Nova is as fit as its top, with Satin Black floors framing a finned transmission cooler, sturdy subframe connectors, Holley fuel components and a fresh fuel tank.
Inside this Chevy, classic style is augmented with seamlessly integrated customization. The car's bench and bucket seats display pleated vinyl covers that fit without any significant wrinkles or creases. In front of those thrones, a green-detailed dash frames a full array of Auto Meter Carbon Fiber Ultra-Lite gauges. At the base of that dash, a custom, green-trimmed console centers a small Lokar shifter between a billet cupholder, a bowtie-branded armrest, billet foot pedals and fade-free carpet. Opposite that console, clean door skins center chrome handles between factory armrests and green window frames. In front of the driver, an aftermarket steering wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a textured package tray hides a custom-upholstered trunk.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* The aforementioned dyno results
* A stack of build receipts
* A stack of component literature
So there you have it: an incredible looking Chevy that wraps an incredible drivetrain in a capable chassis and a comfortable interior. Seldom do you find a well-done, non-kustom classic that's infused with this much street rod swagger. Think about it: 540 cubic inches of Shafiroff Racing V8, a modern transmission, a straight body and plenty of documentation. No serious hot rodder would pass on an opportunity like this!
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