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Aaron's 1966 wagon has a 350 V8 in a Heidt's front end, a 700-R4 trans and a 3.55 10-bolt rear. It also has 17" Torq Thrust 2 wheels and VDO gauges.

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Michael Anderson purchased this 1966 Nova SS in 2002. It is a real SS car from California and was completely restored over a 3 year period. It now has a TH350 trans and a 327 built to L79 specs with alot of real L79 parts. The rear is a 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and a posi unit.

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This is Tom Bartolini's original, numbers matching L79 1966 Nova SS.

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This is Rocky Beaudoin's 1966 L79 Nova SS. It was found in 1999 near Lexington, Kentucky with 66,000 original miles. A frame-off restoration was completed in May of 2000.

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This is Dan Bellezzo's 1966 Nova SS. It's a real 4-speed Super Sport with the original ZA code L30 275-hp 327 engine.

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This is Kim Black's 1966 Nova SS.

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Brian Boothe's 1966 Nova is mini-tubbed with a 406 small block, Richmond 5-speed and a Ford 9" rear.

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This is Nathan Burden's 1966 Chevy II. It is a 4 door with an original 283.

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This 1966 SS belongs to SoCal's Brian Chretien. Completely restored with a 350 crate engine, Edelbrock intake and carb, Headman Elite headers, Griffin aluminum radiator, Flex-a-lite Black Magic, TH350 trans and disc brakes up front. The paint is a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser color called Deep Cranberry Pearlcoat. In interior is completely restored with new weather stripping. Also new are the wheels, tires and all the trim and emblems.

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This 1966 Nova SS L79 belongs to Howard Clements.

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Kevin Costa's 1966 Nova has a 415 ci Bill Mitchell small block with 9.5.1 compression. It has 220 Motown aluminum heads with Crane roller rockers and a port matched Motown single plane intake manifold with a Hardcore 870 cfm modified Holley. The trans is a worked TH350 with a reverse manual valve body which connects to an ATI 10" tree master 3500-rpm converter. Out back is a Moser 12-bolt rear with 3.90 gears and a set of CalTracs. A Denny's custom built steel driveshaft pulls it all together. Kevin's best time since completing the car is a 11.62 @ 115.10.

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Here are a few pictures of Robert Curran's 1966 Chevy II SS. He purchased a 1967 parts car and liked the headlight bezels better so he installed 1967 SS interior. Robert has owned the car for about 25 years and finished it about 2 and a half years ago. The color is Garnet Red with clear coat. He replaced all interior from headliner to carpet. The engine is a 1988 and later roller lifter motor that he installed roller rockers, fender-well headers, a Holley Street Dominator intake and a 650 Holley double-pumper. The rear has 3.73 gears and the trans is a 200-4R. Robert says he has plans to build a 383 stroker in the near future.

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This is Carl Doerner's 1966 Nova. It has a 220-hp 283 and an M21 4-speed. The paint is Chrysler Pearl Teal.

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This 1966 4-door Chevy II belongs to Jim Gann. It now has a new 350 engine with headers, Victor Jr intake, a 650 Holley, a 700-R4 trans, A/C and a rebuilt front suspension. Jim says it ran a best of 9.12 in the 1/8-mile.

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George Gass is the owner of this 1966 Nova SS with the original 283, 4-bbl, automatic, A/C and rare factory headrest option. The color is Madierra Maroon with red interior.

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This is John H.'s 1966 Pro Street Nova. It has a 502 big block with Brodix aluminum heads, a BDS 8-71 blower, a pair of Holley Dominator carbs and an Art Carr TH400 trans with a manual valve body. At 5% under-driver it puts out 750-hp. The front has coil-over shocks, disc brakes and rack & pinion steering. The rear is a Chrysler posi with a 4-link and coil-overs. The entire body is all metal.

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This is Wayne Hall's recently completed project, a 1966 Nova with a 283, Powerglide and A/C. He said it's a California car and was rust-free. The only non-stock addition he added are the chrome Rally wheels.

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This is a real, numbers matching 1966 L79 Nova SS. It's owned by Tom Hernandez of San Jose, CA. 350-hp 327, M20 4-speed, 3.31 12-bolt posi, Regal Red exterior paint and black interior. Some of the other options are: 14x6 rally wheels, bumper guards, Bow Tie gas cap, woodgrain steering wheel, tinted glass, deluxe seat belts, and radio delete. While it does have new paint (11/98) the interior is still original.

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Ron Holston owns this 1966 Nova SS equipped with the L30 275-hp 327 and factory 4-speed with console. With only 83,000 original miles, it still has it's original black bucket seat interior. It's mostly original with just fresh paint.

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Dick Hooper found this car in Maui, Hawaii where it was sold new with the heater delete option. He became the 3rd owner and had it shipped home to Florida. Three years after the the deal was made, it arrived home and he took his first drive!

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This 1966 Nova belongs to Dean Huey. This car was restored to its original condition including rebuilding the original L77 283 4 bbl 220hp engine in 1997. Disc brakes were added to replace the front drums. The car was totally stripped and redone over 1-1/2 years. The chrome, windows and all of the paint was removed. It's painted the original color of Marina Blue using base/clear coat. Dean emailed me on September 4th, 2004 to say the car may be for sale. Anyone interested should email him quickly.

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Jim Hughes owns this 1966 L79 Nova that was the National Nostalgia Nova Club raffle car in 1995. When Jim bought the car the paint was in badly shape and had to be stripped and repainted. The car is a black 4-speed with A/C and the all important 350-hp 327.

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This is Brandon Jordan's 1966 Nova SS. Under the hood is a 409-ci small block.

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This 1966 Chevy II 100-series 2-door sedan belongs to Marshall Lapp. The engine is a 350 with 11:1 compression, Sportsman II heads, Holley 750 carb, Richmond 5-speed transmission and a Moser 12-bolt rear with 3.08 gears. The wheels are American Racing Torque Thrust D's with disc brakes up front.

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Chuck Levor's 1966 2-door sedan.

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Les Martinez owns this 1966 Nova. It is an original 283, A/C, power steering, rust-free car from New Mexico. He restored it himself and the only changes were custom paint and the cowl hood. All parts used during the restoration were either NOS or originals.

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Tim Meredith says he is still working on this 1966 SS with a blown 383. The rest of the drive line consists of a 4-speed and a 12-bolt rear with 4.56 gears. Tim has done all the body work himself and will also do the aftermarket A/C, a new dash, interier and wiring.

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Here is Pete Munoa's 1966 SS that has the correct Regal Red paint in lacquer. It has the correct numbers 327/350 L79 motor connected to a performance enhanced TH350 trans and a 3200-00 rpm converter. The rear is a 12-bolt with 4.10 gears. All of the body is rust free and has never been driven in the rain. The interior is mint as is the body and paint.

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Robert Patterson owns this 1966 Chevy II. It's a California car with a built 350, headers, a 700-R4 trans and 4.11 posi rear. It also has traction bars, sway bars, subframe connectors, front disc brakes, racing seats and 17" Centerline wheels.

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This is Pete's 1966 Nova with a big block and Plum Purple paint.

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Mauro Petti owns this nasty 1966 Nova wagon. It has a 350/TH350 drivetrain with a 3800-rpm converter, a 4.86 geared narrowed Ford 9-inch rear and a tube frame chassis.

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Matt Phelps purchased this 1966 Nova SS from Rick Williams who had been gradually restoring it over a period of almost ten years. It has a rebuilt 275 hp 327 with Powerglide, and is otherwise mechanically "original." Rick put a whole new interior in the car, from headliner to carpet and everything in between. The original metallic burgundy paint color was retained, and lots of detail work has gone into the engine compartment, the trunk and portions of the undercarriage. The car has a rare dealer-installed A/C system and power steering, which sort of set it apart from most other '66s. Good Luck with it Matt!

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This is Brian Price's 1966 Chevy II Nova Wagon.

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This is Eduardo Revelo's 1966 Chevy II 4-door sedan. It is powered by a 283 V8 2-bbl.

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This nasty 1966 sedan belongs to Tom Richdale.

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Alan Richey owns this 1966 SS. Powered by a 283 and Powerglide combination corrently, Dan says a 327 with double hump heads on the stand getting ready to go in. It also has factory A/C, Torq Thrust II wheels, a Flowmaster dual exhaust system and a fresh interior done in 2003.

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This 1966 Nova is Roberts newest addition. It has a 406 small block with Holley heads, radical cam, new intieior, 850 Holley, electric fuel pump, line-locks, and a 3.91 Dodge Dart rear end. He says he thinks it's the fastest carhe's owned.

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This is Ric Robinson's 1966 2-door sedan. It has only 40,000 miles and Ric plans on making it an L79 clone.

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UPDATE 02/01/05: Ric took his white post and transformed it into an Aztec Bronze L79 clone (note the plates). Radio, heater and cigarette lighter delete. It has a correct ZI engine putting out nearly 400-hp. Also included is an M21 4-spd and 12-bolt with 3.55 gears.

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This is Scott's 1966 Chevy II Nova SS. Currently, it has a '67 front end.

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This 1966 Nova SS belongs to Bob Singleton. Bob calls himself an original freak so this car is totally stock. It is a rare, GM documented, Canadian built L79. In total only 144 L79 Acadian's and Nova SS's were built in Canada. Almost all of them had M20 4-speeds. Bob's Nova is restored to stock right down to the resonators. It has the rare A81 bucket seat headrest option and a 3.55 posi, but after that, options are few.

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Chris Starks owns this 1966 Chevy II. It has a 1987 Corvette engine, Powerglide with a trans brake, 12-bolt rear and 16" Billet Specialties wheels.

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This is Tom Stich's 1966 Nova. It is a real SS currently with a Jon Barrett 420 Crusher/Cruzer motor, a Dr. Evil Pure Evil 700-R4 transmission and a Ford 9 inch rear with a 3.90 gears. It has a nasty cam so it shakes at idle and a gear drive that makes it sounds like it's blown. It has upgraded disc brakes in the front and some suspension mods and subframe connectors. The rear tires are Mickey Thompson Indy Profile II's. See more on his CarDomain site.

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This 1966 Nova belongs to Jim & Karen Thomas. It has a 350 bored .060", a 750 CFM 4-bbl and a TH350 trans.

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Scott Thompson's 1966 Chevy II SS has a DZ-code 302 motor, Borg Warner Super-T10 4-speed and a Dana-60 rear with 4.56 gears. The paint is Deep Plum with custom flames that change about 9 different colors. The body is all metal and the interior has a 14-point cage. Scott says it's completely street legal.

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This is Mark Vincent's 1966 Nova.

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This 1966 Nova is the pride and joy of Clayton and Jessica Weglarz. It sports a fresh 383 stroker with a 750 Demon carb sitting in front of a TH350 with a 2500-rpm converter. The power is run through a 10 bolt with 4.11 gears and Mickey Thompson Sportsmans Pros. A full 8 point cage adds some peace of mind, just in case. Lunati, Crane, Dart, and MSD are smome extras that help out in the power depatment. Clayton says it's a great mix of street and driver.

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Mike Wiemer's 1966 Nova has a 468 big block, 2 stage nitrous, Ford 9" rear, 4 wheel discs, ladder bars, air ride suspension, 18x12 rears, 17x7 fronts and 2" drop spindles.

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This is Dwight Wilson's 1966 Chevy II 100 2-door sedan. It has a 350 4-bolt main 350-hp small block with a Lunati cam, TH350 street/strip trans with a Quicksilver ratchet shifter, and 3.55 posi rear. New floor pans and bucket seats. Dwight's web page.

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Gerald Wood owns this best paint and graphics award winning 1966 Nova. The paint is Sikkens Red with yellow flames and lavendarpinstriping. The car has a new black interior, new weather stripping around doors, windows and trunk. The engine is a 1994 350 ZZ3 H.O. motor with 375 h.p., MSD igition, 750 Holley, Sanderson headers, Flowmaster exhaust, TH350 trans with 2300 rpm converter, Auburn Posi rear-end with 3.73 gears. The wheels are Billet Specilties (15x6 front, 15x7 rear) with BF Goodrich T/A Radials. It also has a new Air Lift suspension by Easy Street and power disc brakes by CPP.

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This 1966 Nova SS belongs to Chris Yates of Rochester, NY. It was resurrected from an old race car that was sponsored by a local radio station in the mid 70's. It is now fully street legal and runs 9.90 @ 137 without Nitrous. NOS is on the way for the fall of 2001. The engine is a home built 434-ci small block backed by a TH400 trans and a Dana 60 rear. Chris raced in DOT at 2 Super Chevy shows this year and received an Editors Choice Award at Epping, NH.

UPDATE 12/01/04: Chris added NOS and has since gone 8.68 @ 156 on street tires through 3" mufflers.

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