1971 Chevrolet Nova Muscle Car (Clone SS)

1971 Chevrolet Nova SS clone

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Nova 1971

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Nova
Type: Coupe
Trim: SS clone
Year: 1971
Mileage: 100
Color: Orange
Engine size: 400
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

I am regretfully selling my 1971 Nova as I just do not have room for it and have another car project on the way. This car has all the good stuff in it and I spent over 10k alone in the engine. The engine is brand new and professional built bottom end (roughly 100 miles on it and I have the receipt). I would estimate the car has 460 - 480hp based on software simulation and 525 Ft pounds of torque), but do not have actual dyno results. The Nova is an SS clone as I was unable to verify it as an SS, but I can tell you this car is a factory V8 car with options and not those 4 cylinder cars that folks build up. It has a 12-bolt rear end with multi-leaf springs that was said to be original by the rear end guy that put the Yukon axles and Richmond 3.73 gears in the car last year. It has front disc brakes and power steering.

The Nova has been stored in my insulated garage since I owed it over a year ago. It is currently registered as a classic car and has a clean title. The motor is a small block 406 with a forged bottom end (lunati pistons) and scat steel crank, which was installed last winter. The compression is 11:2 to 1. The rings are also fitted.

I have also upgraded the clutch to a RAM 500 HP rated and the driveshaft (500 HP rated) was made custom by a driveline shop and is a 3-inch diameter. The exhaust is 3 inches and the headers are 1.75 so the car is loud. It has flowmasters as well. The transmission is an authentic 4 speed M-22 rock crusher, so this car is a blast to drive! I put a lot of work in making this Nova still look stock. But with all the performance goodies so it could hit the strip for a Saturday night if needed. The nova sounds great and is a real head turner! It's exterior color is Hugger orange with black strips.

So, what does the car need? I would say a paint touch-up as there are some chips and scratches that need some attention to make this a show car. The headliner has a small tear in the back and the passenger door needs to be adjusted. I would also install a radio as the current one I got with it was not working. There are also some chrome pieces around the rear window and a rear emblem I may replace. The car's chassis is stock except for some energy suspension bushings and koni shocks so that would also be on the list of things to do. The carpet is in good condition, but it could be upgraded. The seats are older and there is a small tear on one of them. I was going to put a bench in as the current seats are out of a Chevelle, but they are very comfortable and do not need immediate replacement.The fuel and speedometer also do not work, but I did wire a autometer fuel gauge.But given these minor items. I believe this is a nova in very good condition requiring several thousand dollars from being a show car. The Nada guide shows this car in excellent condition with the V8 and 4 speed as 30k. I would say this car is in very good condition with only minor fixes to be an excellent rated car.

Update: I do have the front rallye wheels I just left them off for the picture. They are brand new as well as the wheels and tires.

Engine Parts:

Ø 11971 small block 400 4 bolt main

ØAlaluminum heads 2.02 valve 205 cc intake runners, 7/16 studs

Ø Lunati Voodo Cam solid lifter 540/560 Lift (1.6 rocker ratio)

Ø Comp cams push rods and die cast aluminum roller rockers

Ø Proform Hi flow aluminum water pump

Ø Lunati forged pistons Compression - 11.2

Ø Scat steel crank

Ø Scat forged Rods

Ø Summit billet distributor

Ø MSD blaster coil

Ø Holley 770 Street avenger

Ø Holley red electric fuel pump

Ø Griffin direct fit Radiator w/ electric fan

Ø Professional products 8-inch balancer

Ø Dual plane air gap manifold

Ø Doug's headers

Ø Meiling high volume oil pump

Ø 6-quart oil pan

New/Recently installed car parts:

Ø Lakewood Traction bars

Ø Nova Dash

Ø Door panels

Ø Nova Dash pad

Ø Nova bumpers

Ø Door handles

Ø Rallye Wheels

Ø Rally caps and rings

Ø Futura GLS tires

Ø Energy suspension bushings (front)

Please serious buyers only!

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