Dennis R’s 1966 Nova

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Dennis R’s 1966 Nova

Dennis’s really good friend Glenn owned the 1966 Nova for years.

Unfortunately, he got Parkinson’s disease and was unable to enjoy the car and drive it. It sat for years, and Dennis would go help him clean and take care of the car.

He loved his enthusiasm for the car and his contract work. He had done a lot of work for him, and they traded his labor and materials for the Nova. Dennis brought the 1966 Nova home. Immediately he pulled the motor, transmission and had to get everything straightened out front to rear from sitting.

Including a new top, transmission, brakes, fuel tank, sending unit, complete brake system, and many other items that were not completed from years of neglect.

He had the bodywork fixed and paint-matched to perfection. So he took the car to Rock’n the Bayou in Gonzales, LA, and won a trophy. After winning, he mounted a picture of the Nova on the trophy. He gave it to Glenn, and it sits in his lobby at his office to this day. Dennis has a lot of respect for him and what he does. They continue their relationship to this day, and he still asks him how his Nova is.

He runs a BG supply warehouse in 3 different states and is very successful. Glenn is a good friend that he hopes to keep around for years to come. Out of all of it, the Nova will stay with Dennis until he’s gone.

He installed a th350 transmission to a 375 hp crate 350 with aluminum heads and 650 Holley carb. His 1966 Nova is very drivable and reliable. He enjoys the weekend rides and car shows with it.

The rare part of the 1966 Nova is, it is a completely rust-free car. Original sheet metal and body panels. Something very rare to find this day in time. It is a true gem!

The only thing he plans on changing with the Nova is he found a 1966 327. He will be rebuilding it to have a date code correct engine for the car. He’s happy with the stock rear end, and the th350 transmission is very streetable. He loves the originality of this car and, that’s what makes it unique.

"I like the original parts they offer. I will be doing much more business with them in the near future. Their communication is on point. I put my order in one evening and the next afternoon it was shipped. That is how I like to do business. "

-Dennis R

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