To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 118376N165503
Estimate: $ 32,000 - $ 40,000 US
Chevy II’s received a major restyling for 1966. Like its big brother Chevelle, the compact offering was still based upon the previous chassis, but the outer skin and interior were all-new. Model series were the same as previous years, but now offered engines giving Chevy’s small car added performance . . . and respectability. In 1966 large cars and large-displacement engines dominated the marketplace, but they weren’t the only answer for road and track success. To the surprise of many, Chevrolet offered the Nova with a powerful free-revving engine that challenged established musclecars.
With these qualities in mind, it should come as no surprise that this platform was found to be more than suitable for building a performance oriented pro stock. Presented with custom paint that features flame patterns, the Nova also has the flame theme displayed in the interior with the pattern on the door panels.
The powerplant is a 350-cid V-8 unit that has a “small blower” and produces 500 horsepower. This is paired with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission and nine-inch rear end. There is also a four-link suspension tube frame; the undercarriage is laden in powdercoated surfaces, along with stainless and chromed elements. The engine bay is equally tidy and displays more brightwork and braided hoses.
Other features include a massive hood bulge for the blower, side-routed exhaust, Auto Meter gauges and custom wheels. The trunk is nicely detailed in keeping with the overall build quality. 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Pro Street Sport Coupe