Dave’s 1970 Nova SS396

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Dave’s 1970 Nova SS396

Dave bought his 1970 Nova a few years ago after convincing his wife that he needed a good gift for his 31st birthday.

It was built as a tribute car to the late great Fred Gibb (the famous Chevy dealer/builder of the infamous COPO Nova) and the car is actually signed by his wife Helen.

The 1970 Nova is powered by a 396 big block, bored .30 over with comp cam, roller rockers, Muncie 4 speed, 12 bolt rear with posi, and 3:55 gears.

The interior has been slightly modified with bucket seats and Autometer gauges. It rides on 17″ Torque Thrust wheels and has Lakewood traction bars.

This 1970 Nova was purchased mostly restored, but Dave isn’t completely satisfied with it, so he plans on doing some major adjustments in the future. The suspension, brakes, interior, paint, engine, and transmission will all be gone through with pro touring performance in mind.

The body is rust free and in great shape, but there is always something more to do!

“It’s a quick little monster with tons of torque!”

– Dave

If it looks this good, we can’t wait to see what it looks like after the upgrades! – Team Ground Up

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

American Racing Torq Thrust 2 1-Piece Wheel, 17x8 Chrome: VN6157863

Part #: VN6157863
american racing torque thrust


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1962-1979 Nova Big Block Chrome Valve Covers Tall Without Left Side Slant

Part #: ALS-1065XT
valve covers


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1962-1979 Nova 14 Inch Air Cleaner Lid With Die Cast Emblems, 396, 375 Horsepower

Part #: ACQ-396-375
big block air cleaner


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1970-1972 Nova SS Rear Panel Trim Moldings

Part #: KRT-SS70
rear panel trim moldings


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