Check out a laconic-yet-extensive 1969 Chevrolet Nova restoration project
Popular podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan has recently acquired a vintage Chevy Nova that he decided to have restored based on the ‘less is more’ principle. The latest episode of AutotopiaLA delves into the build in detail.
The restoration was carried out by Pure Vision Designs from California. Like most other costly restomod projects of our times, this one prioritized design simplicity, understatement and the integration of modern technology into retro car aesthetics.
To that end, the Nova was restored using parts scavenged from the equally old Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. It also received a dashboard styled after that of the 1965 Corvair Corsa. A custom Art Morrison subframe was used for rigidity, and the suspension was completely overhauled to be independent.
As befits a sports coupe, the car now utilizes a potent LT4 V8 and a six-speed manual transmission to send 640 PS (630 hp / 471 kW) and 854 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque to the wheels.
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