saw this car at the goodguys event in Joliet il. its impressive! and i believe its the goodguys "car of the year"
on a side note, got to drive a 67 chevy van for 2 laps on the Chicagoland Speedway. even at 50 mph, it's awesome!
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I have an idea, we will try it my way first...and then we will finish.
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The style and approach are strictly subjective so I'll leave that alone, but this car reminds me of that old story about George Washington's hatchet. You know, the one he used to chop down the cherry tree? It's in the Smithsonian Institute, and it's completely original, except that the handle's been replaced twice, and the head has been replaced 3 times.
There's NOTHING left of a Chevrolet Nova there!
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sort of a "ship of Theseus" ?
it really looks like a concept. the fab is awesome, but i don't want to know what it cost. you might have a hard time driving that with antique plates too...
couldn't The Roadster Shop pull some strings to have the chassis re-vinned as a fully custom car, like Boyd does, and call it a 2014 Nova?
signatures are annoying, right?
The undercarriage shot is amusing - all the "high tech" tinsel and underneath, it's body-on-frame with a solid axle. Extremely well-crafted, of course, but still. This is most amusing because the original Nova was a unibody...!
It's been said a hundred times already, but I give it an A+++ for craftsmanship and ingenuity but a C for style. By chopping the roof and extending the body downward they gave it the kind of proportions that turn me off on new cars... I like cars like the '67 Nova because they're not chunky-looking slabs with slit windows like everything you can buy now.
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Amazing work, in quality and the necessary talent to make it happen, although some of it is over the top for my taste. I will say that it is very well executed. The view from the bottom is engineering art.
She's built like a steak house, but handles like a bistro!
I read the opening paragraph and was excited to see the car.. then I scrolled down and saw the pep boys taillights and other plastic atrocities and almost threw up on my keyboard.
This car is a perfect example of why I do not like show cars.
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I think it looks great but it's no longer a 67 nova. it looks like it could be one of those retro styled concept cars which would probably be received well when a lot of the flashiness is removed for the public. either way, I'd drive the hell out of that, it needs to get dirty, it looks way too sterile.