Ask a group of people if any of them had a car they wish they still owned, and you are sure to get many different cars mentioned. For Steve Frost of Clarksville, Tennessee, you will certainly hear about a ’67 Nova. “My dad bought me a ‘67 Nova when I was 15 years old. Ever since then, I have always liked the ’66 and ‘67s. In fact, this one makes number six that I have owned,” he said.
Steve never forgot about that first “duece,” in fact, he’s owned several. He located this particular Nova one day while perusing an internet site. I found it on Craigslist, and my dad and I drove to Jefferson City, Missouri, to get it. At the time. I had a ‘58 Chevy truck that I was restoring and was close to completing the project. I decided I wanted another Nova, so I sold the truck and came across this car,” said Steve.
Don’t for a minute think that Steve bought a car that someone else built and is enjoying the fruits of another guys labor, nor sir, Steve built this ride. “When I got the car, it was rolling body and the bodywork had been started, Steve avowed.
That blank canvas made it easy for Steve to build the car of his dreams. He started by slamming a Total Cost Involved suspension under the car. The suspension creates a smooth ride and helps the Nova handle the twisties better than the original engineers ever imagined. Whether you like or dislike the stance, it’s fully customizable because it rides on air bags. Finally, the 18-inch rolling stock is by American Racing.
Steve’s dream car was not to be powered by a six-cylinder engine or even a traditional V8. Yup, you guessed it, there’s an LS under the hood. Steve decided to reap the benefits of an LS3 engine and back that with a Tremec five-speed. The rearend is a 9-inch, complimented by the good folks at Currie Enterprises.
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