Matt R’s 1972 Nova

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Matt R’s 1972 Nova

At the young age of 15, Matt was handed the keys to a dilapidated 1972 Nova that was nothing more than a rusty, primer-coated shell with a barely functioning six-cylinder engine.

However, with an unwavering determination to turn this automotive disaster into a high-performance masterpiece, Matt set his sights on a lofty goal that would take him on a 17-year journey of passion, dedication, and hard work.

Through countless hours of meticulous labor and substantial financial investment, Matt and his father successfully transformed the 1972 Nova into a breathtaking Pro Street car, equipped with a small block Chevy engine and a 6v-71 blower attached to a TH350 transmission. With every part carefully selected from the renowned, this magnificent automobile is a true testament to the unwavering commitment and skillful craftsmanship of its creators.

Despite its impressive appearance, the 1972 Nova is far from a garage queen. On the contrary, it is a car that Matt drives regularly, relishing in the raw power and exhilarating performance that it delivers. All of the work on this beauty was done by Matt and his father, with invaluable assistance from their friends at Carl Massafras auto body.

While Matt has already accomplished so much with his 1972 Nova, his ambitions for the car remain steadfast. Beyond that, he plans to continue traveling with the car and displaying it at major automotive events up and down the East Coast.

All in all, Matt’s 1972 Nova is a remarkable achievement that stands as a testament to the power of persistence, hard work, and a passion for automotive excellence.

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-Matt R

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1968-78 Nova Holley RetroBright LED Headlight White Lens 7" Round

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1968 Nova Quarter Panel Emblem

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1968-1972 Nova Coupe Inner Rear Window Trim Molding

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1968-1974 Nova Windshield Molding Kit

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