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This 1972 Chevrolet Nova Hides Some Original Magic Under the Hood

1972 didn’t bring too many changes to the Chevy Nova, though this eventually proved to be one of the most successful years for the car, with the production overall getting close to 350,000 units.
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Now manufactured alongside the Camaro at GM’s plant in Norwood, Ohio, the 1972 Nova was also offered with a Rally package adding a new suspension. This option eventually became rather popular for buyers throughout the year, accounting for an important share of the total sales.

The standard engine remained the 250-ci (4.1-liter) six-cylinder, but of course, there were several other more powerful choices, including the 350-ci (5.7-liter) V8 installed on the original Nova you see here.

Currently listed for sale on Craigslist, this Nova comes with a promise that’ll easily catch the attention of those aiming for nothing than the real deal. It’s all original, so it still comes with the factory engine, power steering, air conditioning, and several other parts which can be seen in the photo gallery embedded in this article. The Chevy also features the original automatic transmission installed by the GM brand 48 years ago.

The car has been mostly stored in a garage, though as you can easily tell with just a quick look in the gallery, this doesn’t mean it comes in tip-top shape. On the other hand, rust shouldn’t be a concern either, which is something rather critical given we’re talking about a model that has never been restored.

Needless to say, some improvements obviously would be required should you want a Nova in mint condition, and the owner does say in the ad the car needs new upholstery. The odometer indicates 42,000 miles (67,592 km), and the Nova comes with a clean California title.

As for the price, the seller says you should be able to take the car home on its wheels (because yes, it still runs) in exchange for $15,000, with no other trades accepted. You can inspect the car more thoroughly in person in Fairfield, California.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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