Cars are often the culmination of dreams and desires that have built up over time. In Charlie Moon’s case it was being smitten by a ’67 Nova in his youth and never being able to shake the desire to have one of his own. Once retired, he decided to scratch that itch big time. After hooking up with Classic Car Studio (CCS) in Saint Louis he crafted a plan to have them build the Nova he dreamed of in his youth, but stuffed full of modern performance.
Starting with an uber-clean Nova, the crew at CCS blew the box Nova apart and took it to bare metal. The plan was to keep it looking like a ’60’s Nova, so no crazy body mods, but CCS made sure it was laser straight before laying on the stunning black paint.
To upgrade the suspension, a complete Total Cost Involved (TCI) front subframe and rear torque arm system was installed complete with Wilwood binders. The drivetrain consists of a Chevrolet Performance LS376 crate engine mated to a 4L70E trans.
Rolling stock will be Billet Specialties Stiletto 17-inch rims with massive 315mm-wide rear rubber. The interior was updated with yards of leather, but managed to keep the vintage vibe. Dakota Digital VHX gauges will track the vitals and a Vintage Air system to cut through the summer heat and humidity. All told, it should make for one sweet ride and scratch “own a hot rodded Nova” right off of Charlie’s bucket list. To check out more build shots visit CCS at www.classiccarstudio.com and click on the projects tab.