Video: '66 Nova with a 1,000hp Supercharged LS3

Classic looks, modern handling, and a whole lot of horsepower — that's a wonderful combination. Pro-touring builds like this '66 Nova preserve the timeless style of a classic car while adding track-ready handling, braking, and acceleration. Tony, the owner and builder of this car, originally built his Nova with a 430hp V8, but learned that he still wanted more power. So, he swapped in an LS3 engine with a TVS 2650 supercharger that produces approximately 1,000 horsepower.

Video: LS3-Powered '72 Nova from AutotopiaLA

While browsing our favorite classic car channels on YouTube, we recently came across this 1972 Chevy Nova in a video from AutotopiaLA. With its 550-horsepower LS3 V8, 6-speed manual transmission, and autocross-oriented suspension setup, it's a very cool build. However, it also has a memorable story behind it. This Nova has been in owner Mike's family for nearly 50 years, and was previously owned by his mother, father, and older brother. "My brother and I basically grew up in the backseat of this car," he recalls.

Video: Car Craft's 6.6L L8T-Powered 1972 Nova

In a recent video on the MotorTrend YouTube channel, John McGann and the Car Craft team finished up a very cool 1972 Nova build. At first glance, it looks like a clean but not especially unusual Nova, but there's something interesting under its hood. Rather than a classic 350ci small block or even an LS V8, this Nova is powered by the new GM 6.6L L8T engine typically found in Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks.

Classic Industries' Project Vehicles

At Classic Industries®, we believe our ultimate responsibility is to ensure that you will get not only the parts but the information you need to keep your project on the road. So whether it's help sorting your way through the maze of electronic parts, selecting the right belt system for your specific application, selecting the right spring rate, or straightening the body on your classic, Classic Industries has the experienced tech support and the products to help you complete your restoration.

1966 Chevy II / Nova - Classic Industries' '66 Innovation Nova

Classic Industries®, recognizing both the emerging desire for modern suspension and drivetrain parts in vintage cars and the high caliber of parts now produced in the aftermarket, built this heavily modified 1966 Chevy II/Nova.

1970 Chevy Nova - Silver Sleeper


1962 Chevy II Nova Convertible - Rollin' the Strip


1965 Chevy II Silver Sled

It is a 1965 Chevy II 400 hardtop with new quarters, trunk, and fenders from Classic Industries as well as the complete interior kit. Much of the small trim pieces and chrome have been purchased from Classic as well. It has a 355 small block with 11.5:1 compression and dart heads, with an Edelbrock air gap intake and Holley 670 four barrel carb. A B&M TH350 transmission with 10 bolt Eaton posi rear end transfers all that power quite well. It has coil over suspension front and rear with four link in the back. There are disc brakes in the front. It uses Hooker fenderwell headers and a three-inch exhaust system. The Chevy II is lowered around 2-1/2 inches all around on weld wheels.

New Product: 1975 Chevy Nova Grill

The Chevy Nova is a car that served in many different roles during its production run, from economical family sedan to big-block V8-powered muscle car. The first three generations of the Chevy II/Nova are often seen as the glory days of this model, and the 1975-79 fourth-gen Nova has often been overlooked as a result. However, this makes it a great choice for hot-rodders, resto-modders, and anyone looking for a fun and affordable project car. Classic Industries is excited to announce the expansion of our Nova parts line with a new reproduction 1975 Chevy Nova grill from OER.

Video: Björn Morhin's 1970 Nova Yenko Tribute

The love of classic cars transcends geographical boundaries, and that's why we're happy to help car enthusiasts all over the world restore their timeless vehicles. Björn Morhin, of Berlin, Germany, is a great example. As a child, he loved watching movies, and soon grew to love the muscle cars that appeared in these films. "In the end, they were the reason I didn't switch TV channels," he recalls. This eventually led Björn to purchase a 1970 Chevy Nova and rebuild it using parts from the Classic Industries Nova catalog.