The Chevrolet Nova was originally introduced in 1961 as a Chevy II.
It's marketing was aimed directly at the Ford Falcon,
but both were to help dealers combat the invasion of the compact foreign cars.
The Nova was the top of the line Chevy II.
Chevrolet produced the car for five generations from 1969 through 1979 and 1985 through 1988.
The Nova became a popular choice for race cars and street rods since it was relatively small and lightweight.
He bought the 1972 Nova from a neighbor as a retired drag car in 1995. The car had raced at Shuffle Town Dragway.
He and his father made the car street legal and he drove it to high school.
They tore the car completely down and restored it again in 2000,
adding mini tubs, ladder bars, a roll cage, and coil over shocks and springs.
We all know how much our first car meant to us, so you can imagine how Dana felt in 2007 when this Nova, his first car, was stolen.
The car was recovered with a blown engine later in 2007. Once father and son restored the car in 2009 with a few upgrades.
The blown 350 engine was replaced with a 427 cubic inch engine.
This car just looks fast in every way, including the beautiful bright orange paint job.
It sounds mean too!