You can always tell when a car has been loved. It definitely shows on this 1972 Chevrolet Nova, which is a step above the usual clean muscle, and has become something truly special. Great paint, a rumbling small block, and a nicely updated interior all give it the impression that this was someone''s 4-wheeled dream. Perhaps it''s yours, too. Getting a car to sparkle like this isn''t easy or cheap, so finding good base stock is always important. This was obviously a rust-free Nova from someplace warm, but to get it to look so good required major work. Every panel was massaged and smoothed, the doors, fenders, and trunk were fitted with vastly more care than the factory could manage or afford, and the two-stage urethane paint has an inner glow that dances on the Nova''s handsome shape. A cowl induction hood was added to give it some attitude, but there are no stripes or fake SS gear, and all-new chrome gives it a shiny, showroom-fresh look that''s even better in person than it is in photos. If you like Novas, you''re going to love how this one looks. The interior, while restored to stock condition, shows the same kind of attention to detail that stands out the minute you open the door. Fresh seat covers and carpets are inviting, and the whole car comes together with the lower dash painted to match the bodywork. The gauges are so crisp they have to be freshly rebuilt, and few will suspect the potency of this Nova simply by glimpsing the column-mounted shifter. A steering wheel borrowed from a Camaro fits and looks right, and yes, it has A/C, which is a rare find in a Nova. There''s an AM/FM stereo radio in the original dash location, but an MP3 connection has been cleverly stashed in the ashtray to preserve the original look. As you''d expect, the trunk is clean as well, and even carries a matching full-sized 17-inch Cragar so a flat tire doesn''t wreck the whole look. You probably wouldn''t want some skinny space-saver spare on the rear anyway, given the freshly built 350 cubic inch V8s performance capabilities. Where the rest of this car is subtle, the engine bay is an extrovert, with tons of polished aluminum and chrome, as well as an engine block painted to match the body. Performance is compliments of an Edelbrock intake topped by a Holley carb, and you can see the extreme attention to detail in things like the routing of the A/C lines and the smoothed firewall. The power disc brakes feature drilled rotors up front, and the entire chassis is as beautifully finished as the rest of the car-dig the smooth floors, color-matched TH350 transmission, and shiny 10-bolt rear with highway-friendly 2.73 gears inside. Setting it all off perfectly are those big 17-inch Cragars, which wear 245/45/17 performance radials. Passion shows in the details, and that''s where this car truly shines. This is a lot more than just a Nova. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.