Chris H’s 1970 Nova

Built From The Ground Up

Chris H’s 1970 Nova

This 1970 Nova is Chris’s second Nova, his first being a 1974 which blew a motor in 1990. Ever since he parted ways with that first Nova he’s had the urge to own another.

Fast forward to 2017, and Chris was online browsing Novas when he found this example for sale in Atlanta, GA. He got in contact with the seller and decided to pull the trigger so he could finally get back in the seat of a Nova to grow old with this time. He is now the third owner of this 1970 Nova with 70k original miles.

“After regretting letting go of my first one in 1990, it was time to have another to grow old with.”

Chris

Originally painted Mist Green, the second owner had at one point repainted it in Viper Yellow. Chris also determined that they had done some mild modifications to the engine, which was a 350 small block bored .10 over into a 355, paired to a 3-speed auto on the floor being handled by a B&M Star Shifter. The previous owner had also swapped in a larger cam and machined heads.

He is currently in the process of turning this Nova into a pro-tourer with all new suspension and a new wheel/tire setup to increase the handling and road feel. The transmission could also use a service in the near future, as it has developed a slight leak, but nothing too major.

"My best friend turned me onto this site and can find pretty much all I need at a reasonable price."

-Chris

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1970-1972 Nova Super Sport Grille

Part #: KGN-1615

$109.99

You Save: 11%

1968-1972 Nova Headlamp Bezels

Part #: KHB-790KIT

$109.99

You Save: 15%

1968-75 Nova Windshield Wiper Arm & Blade

Part #: WIPERKIT-15

$55.35

You Save: 25%

1970 Nova Parking Lamp Kit

Part #: LAMP-KIT70X
1970 Nova Parking Lamp Kit

$79.82

You Save: 15%

Shop our huge selection of Nova Parts!

1962-1979 Nova Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

More Articles From Ground Up SS396.com

lee-s 1972 nova pro street
1972 Nova

Lee’s 1972 Nova

Lee was 60 years old when he started his 1972 Nova pro street car and he finished the car in just three years. This Nova features a 468 big block

Read More »
Al G's 72 Nova
1972 Nova

Al G’s 1972 Nova

When Al G. was just 16 years old he had a 1971 Nova, so he wanted to look for something similar. When Al stumbled across this 1972 Nova in the

Read More »
robert t's 1972 nova
1972 Nova

Robert T’s 1972 Nova

Robert had owned a 1968 and 1969 Camaro in the early 1990s, but he had always loved the body styling of the 1968-1972 Novas. He had found this example of

Read More »

Shipping Delays

See what brands are experiencing delays

Operation Status

See what we're doing at Ground Up SS396.com

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova
Free

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social