1972 Chevrolet Nova LS-Powered turbocharged


Seller Username tomfones
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make Chevrolet
Model Nova
Year 1972
Mileage (kms) 12,452-miles (20k-kms) TMU
Vin Number 1X27D2W135437
Motor LS V8
Transmission 3-speed automatic
Exterior Color Hugger Orange
Interior Color Black leather
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Bid to $45,750

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This is a 1972 Chevrolet Nova finished in Hugger Orange (paint code #72) with a Bright Orange Yenko stripe over a black leather interior. This Nova is powered by a professionally rebuilt 400 cubic inch turbocharged LS V8 paired with a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Nova was produced over the span of five generations from 1962-1979 and 1985-1988 (but that fifth gen was only a Nova by name, being a front-wheel drive subcompact). Designed with GM’s X-body platform, the Chevrolet Nova was designed by the American automaker to satisfy the public demand for a functional, fast, back-to-basics compact car. Originally released as the Chevy II, with Nova describing just the top trim line, in 1969, the Nova name took over for the entire marque and 251,900 Novas were sold. This professionally restored third generation Chevrolet Nova is currently registered in Manitoba with a clean and (Normal) status.  The seller advises that this Nova was finished in the spirit of a Yenko modified car, that the car has resided in Western Canada throughout its lifespan, and that full service documentation is included in the sale. 
For US bidders, this Nova is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.



This repainted fastback early Seventies Nova coupe has round Oracle Halo headlights set within square chrome housings framing a black grille with horizontal slats. Turn signal lights are integrated into the chrome bumper. The Chevy bowtie emblem centres the hood and Nova script is found on the fenders. The hood scoop is a 2” cowl induction. The window bezels and driver’s sideview mirror are chrome, and a shaded windshield was added. The car sports an uncomplicated chrome rear bumper and straight bar tail lights. The trunk lid badge reads “Nova by Chevrolet.” This Nova rides on Bright Orange GM rally wheels with new chrome Chevy centre caps, with new Nitto drag radial tires at the rear, and Wildwood disc brakes at all corners providing this classic with modern stopping power. The Chevrolet Nova is 189 inches long, 72 inches wide, and 52 inches high, with a 111 inch wheelbase and a curb weight of 3,330 lbs. 


Inside, this Chevy Nova has a three spoke Chevy-branded steering wheel which fronts a strip-style 120 mph speedometer with heater defroster sliders situated to the right in a vertical column. Steering is a rack and pinion setup. Aftermarket water temperature and oil pressure gauges have been installed under the dash, with a Holley fuel injection monitor mounted above.New heat pressed and padded black leather upholstery is found on the front and back bench seats and door panels, with wood and chrome SS trim pieces provided by Classic Industries on the doors. A stamped Nova nameplate graces the passenger side dash. Rubber floor mats protect the car’s black carpeting, and armrests are built into the front doors. The seller advises that there is a crack on the dash and no sound system installed. A dead man’s switch is installed inside the passengers side rear tail light. 


This RWD Chevy Nova is powered by a 400 cubic inch turbocharged LS V8 engine paired to a 3-Speed TH400 automatic with full manual reverse valve body with a PTC torque converter, all commanded by a floor-mounted B&M Pro Stick automatic gated shifter with a trans brake and line lock button. The rear differential is a 9 inch Ford with 3.70 gears and all new bearings. This has been modified to use a Detroit Truetrac posi carrier with Moser 31 spline axles. The seller notes that the Nova reached 1000 horsepower on a conservative tune at the crank which translated to approximately 735rwhp and 613wtq. The seller advises that the engine build included new bearings, an 80mm S480 turbocharger, a BTR turbo cam shaft, BTR pistons, Gen 4 connecting rods, a Melling Shark Tooth high volume oil pump, Holley HP fuel injection, Holley fuel pumps (located in the fuel cell), and an SFI harmonic balancer with ARP bolts, cooled by an aluminium 4 core radiator with electric cooling fan. The seller further notes that the flywheel is SFI certified, and the drive shaft uses Billet Chrome-Moly Yokes. This Nova’s 4 inch exhaust system utilises Holley turbo jet coated exhaust manifolds, a Twister race muffler and a 6 inch resonator. The suspension’s tubular upper and lower control arms have adjustable coil over shocks, with competition engineering frame connectors and polyurethane subframe body bushings.



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Bid Summary

High bidder: chevymuscle
Total bids: 18