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1974 Chevrolet Nova Custom Sedan

Specifications

  • Year
    1974
  • Make
    Chevrolet
  • Model
    Nova Custom Sedan
  • Exterior Color
    Dark Green
  • Stock #
    5669
  • Price
    $23,900

Description

1974 Chevrolet Nova Custom Sedan

It's the classic cautionary tale about the pitfalls of doing business in foreign countries that can be found in hundreds, (if not thousands), of books about marketing: General Motors introduced their Chevrolet Nova model of automobile into a Spanish-speaking market, then scratched their heads in puzzlement when it sold poorly. GM executives were baffled until someone finally pointed out to them that "nova" translates as "doesn't go" in Spanish. The embarrassed automobile giant changed the model name to the Caribe, and sales of the car took off. As the facts prove this is indeed a tall tale, however it lives on in internet infamy.

For consignment and ripe for the picking here at Classic Auto Mall, this Dark Green Metallic 1974 Nova Custom sedan, a 3 owner car, well preserved and a very juicy morsel of Detroit metal and sculpting from our inventory. Purchased new by our consignor's father's cousin, then with the father purchasing the car in 2006, it has been treated to the same care as the original owner; it has always been garage kept and used as a daily driver for many a year. In 2019 our consignor's father passed away, and since his passing our consignor has installed a new master cylinder, new points, a new battery and was recently treated to a fresh oil change. With straight steel panels, nice chrome, beautiful interior and factory 14-inch wheels we can have you green with envy, and ready to turn the key and go off into the sunset albeit!

Exterior
From its single headlight on either side upfront, silver egg crate grille with outboard marker lights, shiny trim surround and nice bumper below we are firmly planted in 1974 bowtie muscle, the beginning of the end of an era. Straight Dark Green Metallic painted steel minds its gaps and presents with a miles deep finish and is bedecked on the side panels with a black and chrome dressed rub strip. A few chips, scuffs and touch ups are noted in the finish and we see some slight rust bubbling on the arches of the rear fender lips. Chromed window trimmings add a nice contrast to the dark green, and all the glass is crystal clear. Hovering above is a fully covered black vinyl roof that shows as nearly new and tear free. For 1974, smooth long nicely descending B pillars frame the rear glass, and seamlessly melt into the trunk deck. The overall side view has great lines and bringing up the rear is a rounded back roll pan with wrap around bumper and tail lighting just above. On all 4 corners are 14-inch steel wheels with standard Chevrolet wheel covers wrapped in thin whitewall radials. A period correct bowtie car that has received plenty of attention and care over the years.

Interior
A swing of the doors and black vinyl molded vinyl with chrome levers and cranks and a horizontal door pull show up as straight as arrows on these door panels. Turning our attention to the interior, we see a low back split bench seat with fuzzy black broadcloth tuck and roll patterns on the lower and upper cushions. These show with a bit of color loss and fading, and deviate in material from the trim tag stated perforated vinyl. This is in front and a nice black full vinyl bench in back all float in a nice calm clean sea of black carpeting. Above in front is an original configuration dash direct from GM and hovering above is a cracked black padded topper. Fronting the dash is the original 2 spoke steering wheel and an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette radio is fitted into the factory radio location. Above is a nice tight headliner, which presents as new.

Drivetrain
Pop the hood and within the unrestored engine bay is a V8 engine in 350ci form. It is painted Chevrolet orange/red on the block and valve covers. The air cleaner cover is the factory single snout glossy black unit covering a 2-barrel carburetor that feeds the fuel and air to the mill. Power goes rearward through a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. On the back is a 10-bolt rear axle assembly.

Undercarriage
A mix of heavy surface rust and black paint as far as the eye can see. Minimal patina and road dirt is noted, and we see a fairly shiny single exhaust with a stock style muffler snaking its way rearward past independent coil spring front suspension, and leaf spring rear suspension. Drum brakes are noted all around and our consignor has recently installed a new master cylinder to ensure safe stopping.

Drive-Ability
My partner in crime decoder and resident car expert, (why do you think I sound so knowledgeable??!), loves late 60s and early 70's muscle so he took it for a spin and returned with just a smile on his face! He reported snappy acceleration, good handling and all functions working just fab, however he did notice a pull to the left when applying the brakes.

A juicy example of the Nova, now with an original drivetrain, a snappy black interior, a known history and a beautiful deep end of the pool exterior painted surfaces. Years of diligent care that all work well together, so if you are into turning a key and no wrenching required this one is prime fruit.

1Y27H4W127812

1-Chevrolet
Y-Nova Custom
27-2 Door Sedan
H-350ci V8 2bbl
4-1974
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
127812-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAG

ST 74 1XY27-1974 Nova Custom 2 Door Sedan
BDY W071453-Willow Run Body #
TR 754 A52-Black Perforated Vinyl Split Bench
PNT 49B-Dark Green Metallic, Black Top
09D-4th Week September

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

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