1963 Chevrolet Nova - Seeing Red

A '63 Nova With Plenty To Spare

Eric McClellan Aug 10, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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The phrase "Did you bring enough for the rest of the class?" often comes to mind when a guy builds a car so outrageous that it almost defies logic. When you hear the words, "You put what in what?" will generally produce the ubiquitous thumbs-up.

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When you get psychologists wanting to beat down your door to do a case study on your righteous street machine, it can only mean one thing; only a madman could have dreamt up a project of this magnitude. Of course this may all sound a bit exorbitant but this car really is a rolling corn-fed hyperbole in and of itself. The sheer range this car covers requires such overemphasis that doing so only adds to the air of mystery that this car creates.

Even so, none of this is new to Eddie Czech of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and his '63 Nova II. He hears this stuff everywhere he goes. "I always wanted a fast car that is street driven and that has all the stock trim," says Eddie. Well, Eddie pretty much nailed that one on the head. Ten years and six engine combinations later; Eddie is finally happy with his creation.

When it comes to aesthetics, this baby has been untouched, featuring the original sheetmetal and has aged rather well over the years. Sure, the paint doesn't have the gloss and glimmer of a freshly coated shell, but under that meek exterior lays the heart of purebred. Half of which throws the natural self-preservation instinct into the wind and the other half is only slightly more bonkers. Nevertheless, it's the way he plays.

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Eddie's goal may not have been to build a quiet sleeper; actually it's far from it. The sheer mountain of volume this car produces, along with the telltale blower whine, gives this thing away from the proverbial mile. Be that as it may, he has built one unique ride that makes it stand out from the crowd. All we know is that it's loud, mean, fast, and 100 percent badass!

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