We have a 1971 Chevrolet Nova SS Tribute for sale. This is by far one of the nicest Muscle Cars I've owned. This car was restored in 1995 and has 4,072 miles on since restoration. It was caught in the rain once and only for 5 minutes... In the driveway. I was told when we purchased this car that to the best of their knowledge; this car has never had rust on the body or underside. They installed a new from GM Performance, LS6 Crate engine which is a 454 with 450 horsepower @ 5600 RPM''s. It has forged aluminum pistons @ 10.2:1 compression ratio, solid lifter flat tappet camshaft, rectangular port heads, open chambered. It had a 850 Holley with a GM LS-6 winters Aluminum Dual Plane Intake. Transmission is a Competition built Turbo 400, B&M Holeshot 10" Convertor, which stalls @ 3200 Exhaust is through Hooker Headers, 2-1/2” Aluminized Pipes leading to Flow Master mufflers. As soon as this car starts, you can instantly tell it means business. The engine runs exceptionally smooth with no hesitation, shifts very firm through a Hurst Ratchet Shifter. Rear end sports a 12 bolt with the bolt through cover and a 4.11 posi unit...(very quiet) The body on this car is arrow straight and the paint is show quality. I was told the paintjob took 3 days paint, blocking and color sanding... It shows!! The engine compartment shows well with braided lines, chrome alternator and valve covers along with the air cleaner and master cylinder cover. The firewall and inner fenders are paint matched as well. Interior is 90% new and beautiful which includes the $1,000 aftermarket dash by Classic Dash and sports all Autometer gauges including a digital speedometer. This car drives tight, goes straight and is extremely strong... This is by far not your average Nova... The previous owner traded a fully restored 68 Camaro Convertible, numbers matching AND a restored 65 Mustang for this car. The Camaro ended up being traded for a car which sold for 32,000 and the Mustang was a quick sale @ 7,500. This gives you some sort of an idea of the quality of car this is. The previous owner also stated that over 35,000 was spent on this car. HIGH Dollar paint job.
Recently, I installed a complete MSD ignition system and MSDs new ATOMIC ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION. What a beautiful addition. Not only is the fuel injection electronically controlled but we also have this set up for the Atomic to control the timing. This thing runs amazing and is a complete self learning system. No laptop or know-how needed to set this up. It has a handheld controller to change any settings you like. I can step outside in the 20 degree temperature range, reach in and fire the Ole’ Girl right up. Runs extremely smooth and Ive always ran this engine on 93 Octane pump gas.
We also recently installed new front disc brakes, complete set-up from “Right Stuff”. We did the upgrade to include a new chrome booster, master cylinder and proportioning valve. The upgrade also includes drilled and slotted rotors and RED powder coated brake calipers, the complete windshield washer set-up, new front and rear sway bars, glove box lamp, under hood and trunk lights, industrial strength battery and Caltrac traction link bars.
The heater, turn signals, wiper set-up, horn, key buzzer, brake lights, reverse lights all work as they should. Rear aluminized tail pipes installed in factory location.
This is a very, very clean straight Nova which runs very strong. I have had many muscle cars which I’ve had to the track and I would guess this car to run in the mid to low 12s the way it sits. This car ONLY has just over 4,000 miles on it since its restoration in 1996-(18 years)