Straight Sixy: 1974 Chevrolet Nova
Most of the 3rd and 4th generation Novas you see at car club events are big V8 powered machines with flat paint and wide tires out back. Today’s example has upgraded disc brakes and really nice paint, but it has it original 250 cubic inch straight six and an automatic transmission. So it’ll get you to the Friday night car show, but you won’t be able to leave black stripes on the ground (or crash into a parked car) on your way home, which might be a good thing. Find this 1974 Chevrolet Nova offered for $16,500 in Saint Augustine, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1974 Chevrolet Nova
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
Motivated to Sell this weekend!!!!
1974 Chevy Nova Custom
Torch Red extrrior, Black interior.
2nd Owner , 42,000 original miles! Straight six 250, complete frame off restoration, zero rust, 15 “ disc brakes, stainless steel brake lines, electronic ignition, lots of chrime in engine compartment, lots of extra parts come with it.
Clean title in hand.
Pick it up and drive away today. Nova’s are going up in
price so grab this at a hreat price!!!!
If it’s posted it’s available so please don’t ask I won’t respond!
No Trades, Scammers, or joy rides. $$$ talks!
Thanks for looking,
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Nothing wrong with the six banger that an inter cooled turbo couldn’t cure.
But it would be a fool’s errand as you could drop in an LS for less and have a much more reliable, fuel-efficient, and powerful car.
I had a blue ’73 with the 350 v8 back when I was in high school. I picked it up for $600 and had to rebuild the engine shortly after due to the whole leaded gas thing and not being good about putting in the additive back then. I ended up selling it for $1500 to pay lawyers for a divorce 10 years later. I really wish I could have kept it but probably best that it was sold then since it had a ton of dings and spun main bearing. I can’t believe what they’re going for today.
Straight 6 is a decent motor, but this is prime for a swap to a bigger motor that’ll let you leave some 11s.
I don’t know how they keep the hubcaps and rings on this. I had the full set but just driving around town they’d go flying off hitting bumps or potholes I eventually lost a couple and ended up removing the rest so I wouldn’t lose them.