John V’s 1969 Nova

Built From The Ground Up

John V’s 1969 Nova

This 1969 Nova was nothing more than a shell when John found it about 6 years ago.

Like so many others in the car restoration world, the prior owner had to sell the Nova body because the project had become too involving and there was no time to make it happen. John took this opportunity to create a custom Nova for himself.

John began his restoration shortly after acquiring the Nova and has just recently completed the car. Despite the various hiccups and speedbumps that life threw along the way, John spent many a late-night hard at work on the project.

His priorities also shifted when he had two children during the period of the build, but thankfully everything worked in his favor and the Nova was completed. It is currently equipped with a big block 496ci stroker engine paired to the venerable TH400 transmission.

John plans on cruising the car and attending more car shows in the future. He recently took 1st place at a local Pep Boys car show and the bug has taken hold.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1968-1969 Nova Standard Grille Kit

Part #: GRILLEKIT-68N
1968 Nova 1969 Nova Super Sport Grille Kit

$323.89

You Save Off Retail: 10%

1968-1969 Nova 2 Door Complete Glass Kit w/o Built In Antenna

Part #: GL-68XK

$735.99

You Save Off Retail: 20%

1968-1975 Nova Windshield Wiper Arm/Blade Kit Chrome

Part #: WIPERKIT-15
wiper arm and blade kit

$55.35

You Save Off Retail: 25%

1969 Nova Shop Manual Set

Part #: HMS-69X
1969 Chevelle Factory Shop Manual Set

$73.74

You Save Off Retail: 10%

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