A Super Nova: 1973 Buick Apollo

The third generation (1968-1974) Chevrolet Nova was categorized in GM’s fleet as a compact but with a 111 inch wheelbase and a 189 inch overall length was anything but compact. GM’s eye on the market was also anything but compact and they released corporate cousins in the Buick Apollo, Oldsmobile Omega, and Pontiac Ventura…and those cousins are much cheaper on the used market today compared to the more well known Nova. Find this 1973 Buick Apollo offered for $6,800 in Knoxville, TN via craigslist.

From the seller:

1973 buick apollo
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 5
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: hatchback


1973 Buick Apollo 2 door hatchback. Rare car in it’s original condition. Original TH350 automatic transmission. Matching numbers Buick 350 motor was rebuilt last year. Machined .30 over, new pistons, rings, bearings, lifters, gaskets, polished crank, new mild cam, heads redone. HEI distributor, converted to 4 barrel carb. New water pump oil pump, and timing chain. New aluminum radiator.

New heater core, New battery, and much more. Under the hood has been sand blasted and painted maticulously where the engine compartment was originally black. It is in very good shape, but not a show car. Interior is original. Please call me if you are serious

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