Take a moment to understand what you\'re looking at. It\'s a real-deal numbers-matching L78 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS. So while we love the Nova because it could fit some serious power in a lightweight package, this is one of the few that was born that way right from the factory. That\'s why you will see a solid investment over every inch, right down to the undercarriage. So this is one of the most significant Chevy muscle machines of its era, and as you look at the details, you\'ll see it has been given the respect it has earned.
This car is coming off of 15 years of long-term ownership, but that\'s not the full story. The consigner sold this to a friend in 1998 and then repurchased it eight years later. So you know a car is memorable if someone wants it back! And proper care also means proper investments. So the factory-correct Dusk Blue was given a full respray around 2017. It shows an excellent gloss and shine so that the sunlight gets to show off the creased fender tops and smooth lines that make the Nova quite stylish. Big chrome bumpers and bright trim contrast the deep blue nicely while also matching it for shine. It\'s a quality package, right down to the window rubbers and the way the doors close with ease. As a real-deal Super Sport, it proudly wears the blackout grille, SS badging, hood vent trim, and 15-inch Rally wheels.
The interior has a high-quality presentation from being redone within the last year. That means the black feels deep, dark, and absolutely fresh on the fundamentals. This includes the upholstery, door panels, carpeting, headliner, and dash. And it\'s highly detailed, right down to the working dome light. But what we love best about this is that it has the right attitude for an L78 car. These were Saturday night blacktop kings, and the money and weight were in the motor. So the interior is correctly basic with a front bench seat and radio delete...exactly what muscle car fans expect to see. Of course, the heater still is connected, because you\'re going to be getting up before dawn to head to plenty of car shows in this one. And with the grippy SS steering wheel, SunPro under-dash gauges, and Hurst shifter, getting there is a ton of fun.
The engine bay is ready to be put on display, because after all, with a numbers-matching L78 396 cubic-inch V8, you\'re going to be opening the hood everywhere you park. The work here was all about showcasing quality and correctness. So you have clean inner fenders, GM hoses, bright valve covers, and more. The big block has the right features, like the correct-style Holley four-barrel carburetor and a Winters intake. Not only was GM notorious for underrating this motor at 375 horsepower, but this one also has an upgraded cam. So the dyno sheet shows this is a 446 hp monster! You take firm control of this with the Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission. It feeds a 3.73 Positraction rear. And with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide BF Goodrich T/As, this is a muscle car that\'s also easy to cruise.
The sale comes complete with the owner\'s manual and dyno sheet. This is the fresh-looking real-deal big block Nova you knew was out there. But with less than 5,300 original cars coming out over a half-century ago, you know finding one so clean and complete might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Call now!
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