Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
With rarity second only to the convertible version, a 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova wagon is the perfect candidate for restomod customization. With sleek custom exterior, fuel-injected Corvette power, an A/C interior, upgraded suspension, and beefed-up overdrive transmission, this one has left its family hauler days in the rear view mirror.
Turning grocery-getters into go-fast machines is an art. The best way erase the suburban blues to start with terrific custom paint theme. Chevy never gave you a two-tone deep blue and gray like this from the factory, and the metallic element in this model application makes people take notice. Arguably the Nova's angular style offers the best-looking wagon of the mid-60s, and it only gets more aggressive thanks to the upgraded lightweight fiberglass cowl hood. There has been a nice investment in details like the newer door mirrors and handles, but what you really love are those upgraded black wheels. They look really great against the blue paint!
Inside this one like to show off many of its upgrades in subtle ways. For example, you have two rows of classic bench seats like you'd expect in a wagon like this. But it's all part of redone package that feels fresh. There's even Dynamat insulation underneath the new carpeting. Plus, there are nice features like an AM/FM/cassette stereo an R134a air conditioning to keep everyone happy. But while this is a practical machine, right down to the big rear storage area, it's also a restomod with the driver in mind. That's why you have a movable armrest center console with cup holders and a Grant sports steering wheel on an Ididit tilt column. Beyond that are all the best in gauges, including a Dakota Digital VHX, controls for the air ride front suspension, and a Holley Sniper EFI digital panel.
One look under the hood and you know this is quite a special wagon. Those Corvette valve covers have the unmistakable look of the 5.7-liter LS1 motor out of a C5. But this is far more than just a motor drop-in. This V8 was rebuilt about 4k miles ago, and it now includes upgrades like a Holley aluminum intake and programmable Holley Sniper fuel injection. And you can see the whole package was done with care and the right components, including upgraded pulleys, an MSD ignition, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. The 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt about the same time as the motor. Not only does it offer overdrive comfort, but it now also has a stall to give you control over the powerband. Plus, you also have more terrific upgrades like the rack & pinion power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, and the adjustable front suspension with a C5 Corvette-style setup.
This is the perfect classic. After all, you'll convince everyone that you bought a versatile family vehicle with plenty of cargo space. But really it's the Corvette power and well-integrated upgrades that sold you. Since you're not the only one who would like to disguise a dream car as a practical classic, you should hurry and call today!
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