Dear GM & Nova Enthusiast,
The Florida Mini Nats has come & gone again, it was nice to meet up with all the Nova people down south. Needless to say, it was warmer there than here! We got to visit with some of our customers and deliver their parts in person. Check out our photos from Florida.
The next show will be the large Kyana show in Louisville, KY. Our shop is about 35 minutes southeast of this show if you want to come by and say hi! Please get your orders in ASAP if you want to come pick them up while you're at this show.
This month we have two sales going on for you!
10% off all in-stock radiators
Spring is around the corner and your ride needs to be cool! Shop online now and search "radiators."
2) 10% off select in-stock used parts.
Give us a call to check availability. 502-239-8487
The transmission has been shipped out of state for a check-up. The new clutch setup will be all GM parts from a C6 Z06. We will keep you updated as we go! Check out photos of Project 7245.
Project 65SS Story
I purchased this car knowing its rarity on February 11, 1982... that's 33 years ago... Wow, I must have had hair back then! I was still single and living at home when I first got the lead on the car and went to the neighborhood where I knew the car was. I ended up driving around until I found 4 Novas in Wayne Carrier's driveway... all 65s! My eyes were quickly trained on the red 3 pedal car... It appeared to be mostly original and even with a hot 283 in it, it didn't seem to be worn from drag racing which was Wayne's hobby.
The Nova was not for sale at the time; but soon after, the owner needed some racing funds and I got the call! After purchasing the Nova I was able to store it at my work place. Once it was roadworthy I drove it quite a bit for 2 years or so. In 1983 I took it un-restored to one of the first Super Chevy Indy events & to the Street Machine nationals.
Not too much longer after that, on a dark rainy night with wet leaves, I slid into a culvert lined with rock. The wipers (named slow & slower) just could not keep up with the down pour.
As the wrecker pulled it out from the back, the Hooker Headers dug into the rock, and the steel cable broke and whizzed between me and the wrecker driver. I remember him saying that we almost lost a head that day, just not sure whose... So, out came a beefier 1/2 inch diameter cable and in a grumbling voice he said "this time we break the car!" If I was sweating you couldn't tell since it was still pouring rain...
Story to be continued next month!
We hope you are staying warm!
- The GM Classics Crew
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