Barrett-Jackson countdown: Custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova

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This custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova will be up for sale at Barrett-Jackson's Northeast auction June 20-23 in Uncasville, Connecticut. | Barrett-Jackson photo
This custom 1967 Chevrolet Nova will be up for sale at Barrett-Jackson's Northeast auction June 20-23 in Uncasville, Connecticut. | Barrett-Jackson photo

The designers of this car, aka lot No. 687, wanted to push the limits of hot rods and customization so badly that they termed the 1967 Chevrolet Nova “The inNOVAtor.”

The handcrafted car was the result of a build estimated to have cost $800,000 and included custom hood-joined extended rockets, reprofiled fenders, front and rear fascias and futuristic circuit-board aesthetics.

The interior has custom one-off wrapped Sparco bucket seats contained by a full cage. It has fiberoptic lighting, GPS navigation and a full custom gauge array.

For the driver, the designers added a custom steering wheel designed to enhance feel, a custom Roadster Shop shifter and CNC circuit board foot pedals.

Under the hood sits a 700 horsepower Chevrolet Performance LSX 454ci V8  that is bored out to 4.185 inches, fitted with a custom hydraulic camshaft topped by CNC-ported LS7 heads. That is paired with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission with a Centerforce clutch.

The car rides on a custom Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis that boasts AFCO coilovers behind Baer Extreme+ brakes. It has 18- and 20-inch Roadster Shop wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction is scheduled for June 20-23 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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