A very well-known 1967 Chevrolet Nova, also referred to as the “Innovator,” will head to the RKM Collector Car Auction (RKMCCA) at the Charlotte, North Carolina, Convention Center October 31 - November 3, 2013.
“In addition to these one-of-a-kind American muscle stars, buyers can expect to be tempted at every turn,” said Bill Mathews, Executive VP of RKMCCA. “From award-winning customs to low-mileage, pristinely restored classics, we expect to fill the Charlotte Convention Center with some of the most coveted collector-quality cars on the market.”
This in particular Chevy Nova was the winner of the Goodguys 2011 “Street Machine of the Year” award. Completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2010 by The Roadster Shop in Mundelein, Illinois, the Innovator has a 454ci Mast Motorsports LS-series big-inch small-block. Based on a GM Performance Parts LSX block, it’s packing a forged Callies rotating assembly, Mast LS7 cylinder heads, and a custom hydraulic roller cam. The high-winding small-block is good for 700 hp and 611 lb-ft of torque. Harnessing the power are a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and a custom Roadster Shop 9-inch rearend. The exhaust exits through custom 1.875-inch long-tube headers, Borla mufflers, and dual 3-inch side pipes that puff fumes in front of the rear tires.
The 1967 Chevy Nova handles on a dime with a custom Roadster Shop Fast Track frame, AFCO shock absorbers at all 4 corners, Corvette C6 spindles improve handling, and Baer 14-inch rotors and six piston calipers at both the front and rear of the car. A custom Roadster Shop Watt’s linkage and Speedway sway bars also help keep the car planted to the ground as it’s put through the paces.
The exterior features an array of spectacular enhancements. A professionally chopped top, re-profiled fenders, all-new mid-section body line, new accent lines over each wheel opening, new bumpers, rocker extensions, and front and rear diffusers all add to the look of this one-off ride.
This car is sure to grab a lot of attention and likely a large price tag. Stay tuned to get the final number it sold for!
List of details:
Type: GM Gen IV small-block
- Block: GMPP LSX bored to 4.185 inches
- Oiling: stock pump and pan
- Rotating assembly: Callies 4.120-inch forged steel crank and rods, Mahle 12.0:1 pistons
- Cylinder heads: CNC-ported Mast Motorsports LS7 aluminum castings
- Camshaft: Mast Motorsports custom hydraulic roller
- Induction: GM LS7 intake manifold and 90mm throttle body
- Ignition: factory coil packs and plug wires
- Exhaust: custom 1.875-inch long-tube headers, 3-inch collectors, dual Borla 3-inch mufflers
- Cooling: stock water pump, AutoRad radiator, custom electric fan
- Output: 700 hp at 6,700 rpm and 611 lb-ft at 4,900 rpm
- Built by: Mast Motorsports