- Body Type: Coupe
- Vehicle Location: USA
- Ref: NM00237
- Year Built: 1972
- Engine Size: 5.7L
- Trans: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Ext color: Gulf Green
- Int color: Dark Green
This vehicle has found a new home! However, we’d be happy to locate another one just for you. TrueWest Imports offers for sale this very nicely appointed 1972 Chevrolet Nova Fastback Coupe. It is probably one of the nicest Third Generation “dry” California examples we’ve seen.
This Nova was previously restored as original, except for the high-performance Chevy ZZ4 crate engine and TH350 transmission.
Painted in its original colour of Gulf Green, this is one solid Nova with no evidence of rust or accident damage, easily bringing the car to its current status on the widely recognized Vehicle Condition Scale of a strong No. 3 – Very Good (a show quality driver) showing very little wear, driven sparingly, and used primarily as a weekend driver during the summer months for shows and simply pleasure.
A complete re-paint was performed by a southern California Chevrolet dealership. Prior to the application of the 2-stage with clear coat finish all stainless body trim and chrome pieces were removed. The results are remarkable and showroom fresh.
The factory bench seat, interior, dash pad, door panels, scuff plates, kick panels, rear side panels, armrest pads, dome light and base, and headliner are free of any rips, tears, scratches or other blemishes often found in cars of this era with original interior.
Like the exterior, the interior is close to factory original with the exception of a steering column mounted Sunpro “Sun Super Tach II”** and below dash oil, amp and temp gauge set, 2-speed electric wipers, and CD player.
An Owner’s manual is included. As expected, all instrumentation, lamps and other electrical components are in their proper operating condition.
Engine and Driveline
The engine bay houses a strong, affordable to operate and dependable high-performance Chevy ZZ4 crate engine. High-flow aluminium heads are the keys to the ZZ4’s robust 355 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. They boast 163-cc intake runners, raised exhaust ports, and tight, 58-cc combustion chambers that enhance compression and power. The heads feature 1.94/1.50-inch valves for efficient performance.
The rest of the ZZ4 350 package is comprised of a brand-new four-bolt block, forged steel crankshaft, high-silicon pistons, and a hydraulic roller camshaft. It also includes an aluminium intake, Holley four-barrel carburettor, and HEI distributor, as well as a starter, water pump, fuel pump, and front-end accessory drive kit — including an air conditioning compressor, alternator, etc. Headers and a dual exhaust system were also added.
Behind the ZZ4 is a professionally rebuilt TH350 transmission with a mild shift kit followed by the factory driveline and rear differential housing 3.08 highway gears.
Wheels and Tires
BF Goodrich T/A Radials 15X7 P205/60R15 front and 15X8 P235/60R15 rear are mounted on polished American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels.
Attention all you street savvy runners out there, particularly those with a penchant for going fast without looking the part, this Nova’s for you!
**Sunpro Sun Super Tach II tachometers are the world’s best-recognized tachometers. They feature internal dial lighting, accurate air core meters, and an adjustable red line pointer.**
There are many more photographs of this extremely well presented vehicle available on request.
The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this prime example of a 3rd generation 1972 Chevrolet Nova Coupe imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.
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