Tony’s 1972 Nova

Built From The Ground Up

Tony’s 1972 Nova

Tony picked up this 1972 Nova because its almost the same car he used to own in college, just a lot nicer. It is an original California car that had the numbers matching 350 small block and TH350 transmission.

He picked up this 1972 Nova a few years ago with approximately 64,000 miles on the odometer. He has since replaced all of the suspension components, added a quicker ratio steering box, a larger front sway bar and added a rear sway bar. The factory 14 inch wheels have been replaced by 15×7/15×8 Rally wheels.

Tony has also swapped the original 2 barrel carburetor for a 4 barrel and added an Edelbrock intake manifold to compensate. The column shifted TH350 was replaced by a 4 speed Muncie, and at the same time the factory green bench interior was traded for black with bucket seats.

During the interior change, any electrical issues were addressed and as a bonus, Tony found the build sheet! Thankfully, this verified all of the information that the previous owner had given Tony about this specific 1972 Nova’s history and original equipment.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1969-1974 Nova Black Comfort Grip Steering Wheel Kit w/ SS Emblem, w/ Tilt

Part #: IXS-SS69T


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1968-1973 Nova Standard Package Tray, Black

Part #: IRP-X68


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1968-1974 Nova Door Panel Water Shields

Part #: IWS-68X


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1968 Nova Quarter Panel Emblem, 1969-1972 Nova Fender Emblem

Part #: TGF-676
1968 Nova Quarter Panel Emblem, 1969 Nova -1972 Nova Fender Emblem


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