1967 Chevrolet Nova GoodGuys 2011 Street Machine of the Year

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1967 Chevrolet Nova GoodGuys 2011 Street Machine of the Year

Engine: LSX 454/693 HP 6 Speed
Transmission type: 6 Speed Manual


As you can see below, this Nova has taken a different journey to the usual restoration job.
Take a classic and make it the best it can be was the story here.

A classic muscle car with everything you would need as a racer, but this clearly isn’t a cheap buy with some OEM parts bolted on. This is essentially as good as it gets when it comes to mixing up the old and the new.
Personally, there is nothing like a meticulously restored classic which looks and drives as if it had just rolled off the assembly line, but having a ride with classic muscle car styling and modern technology gives you everything you need in a ride and an investment piece.

Considering this was a team effort, using only the best parts available, the time, build and experience needed would probably cost you more in total.

‘The Roadster Shop built the Innovator as an example of where the hot rod and the custom industry could possibly head in the coming years. It’s clear when you look at the Innovator it’s definitely a “concept rod.” ‘

‘The body received a tremendous amount of work: The top was chopped of an inch, the fenders were re-profiled, and the main mid-section body line was completely removed and new accent lines were created over each wheel opening. New bumpers were made along with rocker extensions and front and rear diffusers. From there the team incorporated a modern circuit board inspired pattern throughout the entire car and in the paint design. The futuristic circuit board theme starts with a custom grille that captures everyone’s attention. The pattern then continues as an accent down the glossy white doors, and up the flat black hood.’

‘454 cubic inch Mast Motorsports LS series small block. Based on a GMPP 454 cubic inch LSX, the block was bored to 4.185 inches, the LS7 aluminum cast heads were CNC-ported, and a custom hydraulic roller cam was installed to help the engine create an incredible 700hp at 6,700RPMs and 611lb./ft. of torque at 4,900RPMs. However, the first thing you notice is how the engine bay is nothing like you have seen before. The engine hides under a custom engine shroud and a custom radiator core support, while to the sides of the engine are custom inner fenders. The stock hood hinges have been replaced with custom vents to ensure the engine stays cool. They all combine to create a look under the hood that is incredible. Spent gases travel through custom 1.875 inch long-tube headers through 3-inch collectors and exit out of Borla Mufflers to create an incredible sound. Bolted to the block is a Centerforce clutch and a Tremec T-56 Magnum transmission that sends the power to a Roadster Shop custom 9-inch with a Detroit Trutrac differential that houses a 3.90 gear.’

‘Even the pedals were CNC’d with the custom circuit board pattern.’




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