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1966 Chevy Nova - Bernie's Beauty

Bernie Wolcott Sweats The Details To Make This '66 Nova A Sensational Showstopper

Photography by Shane Reichardt, Steve Reyes

Bernie enlisted the help of Rick Hansberger for the Nova's interior work, which is mind-blowing in its details. Stock black carpet is accented by the pearl white dash, door panels, and PUI-supplied custom upholstery, which is the factory pattern but in pearl white vinyl. The custom dash panel was designed and built by Bernie, and features a full array VDO Cockpit gauges, as well as a late stereo from Custom Auto Sounds. The Grant 742 leather-wrapped steering wheel connects driver and car together with style and comfort.

The Nova took 18 months to build, and then spent the next 18 months in storage while Bernie moved to a new house and built a new garage. Now that the duo is reunited, they make it to all the local shows and cruises, and have collected many First Place and Best of Show honors. And when not in service, the SS spends its off-duty hours along side a Pro Street '66 hardtop in Bernie's new 2,000 square-foot, fully-equipped, heated, and air conditioned garage with 12-foot ceilings and lift (Ed. Note-Bernie, we are officially jealous). Proof positive that when it comes to standing out in a crowd, Bernie's Nova leaves nothing to chance!

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