Flaunt In An LS2-Powered 1971 Chevy Nova SS Restomod

Jun 22, 2020 3 min read
Flaunt In An LS2-Powered 1971 Chevy Nova SS Restomod

Given a full frame-off restoration with no expense spared.

Also known as a Chevy II, the Nova was produced from 1962 through 1988 for the five generations. Still retaining its old-school body lines, this amazing 1971 Nova SS Restomod is stuffed full of modern components that shake the ground when brought to life. Awesome Joe Auctions is offering up this stunning restomod through the Spring Carlisle auction that will start on June 21 at 7 p.m. This is a complete frame-off restoration that shakes the ground when it starts up.

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Everything on this incredible Nova restomod is in mint condition, brand new and powder coated. With no expense spared on its frame-off restoration, the exterior was brought down to metal and sprayed in a metallic red color.

The interior is just as incredible as its exterior. This restomod was treated with all new "unique" GM original light sandalwood custom door panels with bucket seats, custom console, and gauges with a Lokar shifter. The cabin stays nice and comfortable and thanks to air conditioning.

Powering the car is a rebuilt modern LS2 V8 engine with fuel injection and backed by a 4L70E 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission with a new Pro Torque trans convertor. spins a new Strange Engineering shortened 12-bolt rear stuffed with 4.11 gears. DSE mini-tub kit allows for the massive Billet Specialties wheels. The full LS2 conversion using a PSI Conversions harness and PCM. Handling and ride height comes from a Detroit Speed dropped suspension.

Other modifications include including a Corvette accessory drive with P/S pump, water pump, alternator, and serpentine belt. Corvette fuel filter and regulator, MSD spark plug wires, 90 MM throttle body with custom cold air intake with Spectre air filter.

Added performance and rumble come from Hooker ceramic-coated headers 1 7/8-inch primaries with 3-inch collectors attached to a Pypes 3-inch stainless steel x-pipe exhaust. Stopping power comes from 9-inch chrome power master brake cylinder, C5 Corvette front spindles with 13-inch cross-drilled and slotted rotors and dual piston calipers, 12-inch rear rotors, and Lincoln calipers. More modifications come from the tubular and lower control arms, Hotchkis front stabilizer bar, stainless steel brake lines and fuel lines, Spal high performance electric fan with aluminum shroud and a Griffin aluminum radiator.

If you're in the market for a classic with plenty of modern components to get-up-and-go, then check out this 1971 Chevrolet Nova SS Restomod offered by Awesome Joe's Auctions. The current bid is just over $15,000 with two days left, so make sure you register to bid on this gem before time runs out.

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