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This is Bob Allen's 1972 Nova.

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This 1972 Nova SS belongs to Andy Annema. It has a 350 and a half vinyl roof. These are some "before" pics as it was it by a Ford SUV shortly after these pictures were taken. Andy has plans for a rebuild and adding flame torch red paint with black strpes.

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This is Joshua Beard's 1972 Nova. It's all original with a 307, 2-bbl engine and it's his daily driver, even in winter. You can see more of Josh's Nova at his webpage.

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Baron is from Pep Cars in Frankfurt, Germany and this is his 1972 Nova. Named the 'Yankee Rose' it was built in Van Nuys, CA in 1972with a 350 SB and a TH350 trans. Never having left the "Sunshine State" before, a previous owner, a guy named Pedro Banderas, took it over to Germany in the early nineties when he became part of Desert Shield/Storm. Sometime after it arrived in Germany it was passed to a salesman who kept it for about 7 years. A friend of Baron's then bought it and gave it to him only a half year later. Within that time he'd painted the car (Boston green metallic by BMW), added new weatherstrips all around, carpets and American Racing CP 200 wheels with BFG 235/60/14 tires. The engine is the original, numbers matching 350 with ported stock heads, Badger pistons and 11:1 compression. The cam and intake are the Edelbrock Performer series with an Edelbrock 600 carb. It also has headers and 2.25" dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. Also, be sure to check out his webpage.

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MacK Caldwell found this 1972 Nova thru his son-in-law in Kentucky. Mack says this Nova was a commissioned muscle car with a big block for pro golfer Kenny Perry. When Kenny got tired of it he sold it to a plastic surgeon in Louisville, KY who gave it to his stepson for his first car to drive to school. Sometime after that the engine and trans were pulled and the car put it in a tobacco barn in Bee Springs, KY for 8 or 9 years. After a restoration it has a 350/350hp, 700R4 and disc brakes. The Rims are 15x8 off a 1970 Camaro SS. Mack says it has tilt wheel and drives better than his new car.

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Tony Carnaggio is the proud owner of this 1972 Nova. It started with an original 307 but it now sports a 415 stroker small block consisting of 12.0:1 JE pistons, H-beam rods, 4340 crank, Crane 555"/578" solid lifter cam, ported and polished #461 heads w/2.055 valves, Victor Jr intake, 830 Holley, MSD ignition and distributor, TH350 trans w/3500 converter, 4.88 geared 12 bolt. Horsepower is estimated near 550 hp and should propel the car in the 11.20 to 11.80's. Interior has 10-point roll bar, racing buckets, some aluminum work in rear speaker deck (has Chevy bowtie embossed in it). Tony installed all the cosmetics to convert it into an "SS" looking car. Paint is a factory GM Bahama Blue. The car took 3 years to complete on a small buget and he hopes to have some time slips soon.

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Rik Chatwell owns this 1972 Nova. It has a 327 bored .060 over, Fuelie heads, .498 Solid cam, TCI TH400 trans with a B&M Holeshot 3000 converter and a Ford 9" Richmond gears. Rik has had this Nova for ten years, 4 motors, 3 tranny's. 3 rear ends, two hoods, and the show goes on.

UPDATE 10/01/05: Rik wasn't kidding when he said the show goes on. Rik now has a roller 327 with .600" lift cam, Dart Iron Eagle heads, Victor Jr. intake and a Mallory Ignition. A custom red and black interior with race buckets and all new chrome.

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This is Chevystroker's 1972 Nova. Check out his web page for a closer look.

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James Clarke and his father drag race this 1972 SS. It has a 406 small block, TH350 and a Ford 9-inch rear. It runs consistent 6.60's - 6.70's in the 1/8 mile.

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Andy Crehore 1972 is all original down to the paint. It has a 250 L6 and 3-speed manual with only 20,000 miles. It is also a radio delete car which fairly rare for 3rd gen Novas. The engine and underhood area are original and not repainted. Interior is perfect except for a JC whitney seat cover on the front hiding a tear in the seat. The original owner was a farmer who bought it new for his they wife. They were 60 years old at the time are are now 94 and living in a rest home. The car was barn kept for its 34 years. The only rust on the whole car is in the passenger side fender. Andy plans on getting a new fender, replacing all the outside chrome and stainless parts and get a quality paint job in the original code 24 blue.

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When Chris Cufr bought his 1972 Nova it should have gone to the junkyard, but now it is a car that he and his family is proud of. The motor is a balanced 355 with a .501 lift Comp cam, World Products heads, Holley 650 Street Avenger carb and coated shorty headers. The drivetrain consists of a 700-R4 tranns with a TCI 2400 rpm converter and a 12-bolt posi rear with 3.31 gears. The wheels are Torque-Thrust II's. Chris said he has done everything himself except the machine work on the engine, rebuilding the tranns and the front end alignment. He especially enjoyed doing the paint and body work himself. The only part of this car that is not new or rebuilt is the steering gearbox.

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Mark Fisher owns this 1972 Nova. It has the original 307 V8 with A/C. Mark also was the original owner of a 1974 Nova SS.

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This "OSSUM 72" Nova SS belongs to Paul Fullerton. It sports a ZZ4 350 V8 short block with Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam and intake, Carter 625 carb, TRW 10:1 pistons, Elgin double roller timing chain, Melling high volume oil pump, Mallory Unilite distributor and Super Coli, Headman headers and Flowmaster mufflers. The trans is a TH350 with a B&M shift kit and a custom 2600-rpm converter. The power goes to a 12-bolt posi spinning 265/50-15's on 15x8 chrome rally rims. The front tires are 225/60-15 on 15x8 chrome rallys. Other options include the stock in-dash tach and guage package and stock bucket seats.

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This 1972 Chevy Nova is 15-year-old Bobby Garrison's first car. He and his father purchased it in the summer of 2004 for $2,500 and have been working on it ever since. It has a 350 small block, an Edelbrock 600 carb and intake manifold, and a Flowmaster exhaust. It still has the regular 4-wheel drum brakes and a 3.42 posi rear. Added was a new SS grille emblem, new SS rear panel, and new rear bumper. It was recently painted it the original color of Mulsanne Blue and the interior has been totally redone in black. He added Eclipse leather seats, an SS steering wheel, a B&M Megashifter and Autometer gauges. Future mods include Weld wheels, cowl hood and a 12-bolt rear.

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Here is Dom Gianfran's 1972 Nova SS 350 4-speed. He just replaced the 305 with a 350. It is .030 over with an Edelbrock cam, Headman headers, Edelbrock 650 carb, Edelbrock Torker II intake, K&N air filter, set of 3" dual exhaust. It also has the factory in-dash tach, floor console and a Saginaw 4 speed.

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This 1972 Nova is owned by Brian Heise. It has a ZZ3 crate motor, TH350, Dynomax ceramic headers, Holley carb, HEI, 3.73 posi rear, B&M Megashifter, black interior, bucket seats, Cragar SS wheels and BFG radials.

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This is Jason Howder's 72 Nova. It was originally a 307 2-bbl, but is now a 400 small block. It has reworked factory heads, a Corvette high rise intake and a Holley carb. The interior was redone during the restoration. It is ready to drive now, but future plans call for an Edelbrock high rise intake, bucket seats and lots of chrome.

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Chad Jenkins works in the parts department of a local Chevy dealership and this 1972 Rally Nova is his ongoing project. Purchased it from the original owners, it now has 115,000 miles. Chad recently installed a 300-hp 350 GM crate motor. He says it has all the goodies, but was built it to cruise, not race. It has 17x8 Torq II's on the rear, 17x7 Torq II's on the front. It was originally a 307/2bbl car with a black bench seat interior, 3 speed manual, AM radio and rear defogger. It now has a 3.73 posi rear.

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This is Bruce Johnson's 1972 Nova. It has a 355 with Vortec heads, Speed Pro hypereutectic pistons, refurbished rods with ARP bolts, refurbished Summit crank, block bored 0.030" over, Performer intake, Holley 600 carb, Hooker 1 5/8" headers, Summit HEI, K&N 14x4 filter, Turbo 350 w/ shift kit, 3.70:1 Richmond gears inside an 8.5" 10-bolt housing with a stock Eaton-style posi carrier. B.F. Goodrich Comp T/As on rally wheels. Fiero buckets, homemade console, mid-'70s Monte Carlo floor shifter, Autometer and Summit gauges, Grant wheel, CD player. Energy suspension polygraphite bushings throughout, Lee Power Steering rebuilt pump and gearbox. The gearbox now has a 12:1 ratio and a high pressure valve for better road feel. Hellwig 1-1/8" front sway bar, one coil cut from front springs, relocated upper control arm pivot point for camber gain. Addco 3/4" rear sway bar with stock replacement multi leafs and homemade traction bars.

A new vinyl top was added in '92, and the body was painted Corvette Competition Yellow in '94. Notice his license plate in the rear view pic. It's his way of answering people who think Nova means (in Spanish, No Va) No Go. You can see more of Bruce's Nova at his webpage.

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Sean Kingston purchased this 1972 SS clone off as his first car. It still sports the original 307 but the previous owner added all the correct 1972 SS parts and the optional in-dash tach and clock.

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This is Ron Korte's 1972 Nova. Still in the process of being built but to date he has completed the body work and paint. The color is "Copperhead" and the 496 shortblock is completed with a TH400 trans and 4200-rpm converter. He is working on a custom grey leather and ostrich skin interior.

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Julie Kroll sent pics of this 1972 Nova Pro Street Nova. It's a backhalfed car with a 4-link, 10-point cage, 406 Motown block full roller motor with ported Brodix Heads and port matched Victor Jr. intake, Childs & Albert forged crank, 13.5:1 compression, Ford 9" rear with 4.56 gears and a full spool. The paint is Viper Blue with white stripes. Other goodies include a 16-gallon fuel cell, TH350 with a manual valve body and a 3500-rpm converter stall. It is street driven occasionally. It is all metal except for 4" cowl lift-off hood.

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This is Mark Kruk's 1972 Nova.

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Dave LaFoille's 1972 Nova is tubbed with a Ford 9" rear with 4.10 gears, an M22 4-speed and a 489-ci big block.

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Richard Lamontagne's Nova SS has a .030" over 350 with Dart heads, Comp Cams roller cam, Edelbrock Super Victor intake, 750-cfm carb, MSD ignition, Hooker Super Comp headers , a TH350 trans with a 2800-rpm converter and 3.73 posi gears.

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Originally equipped with a 6 cylinder engine, James Lewis' 1972 Nova has a .030" over 402 big block with 11:1 compression and a solid lifter cam. The cam specs are 258/268 I/E duration @ 0.050" lift and .595/.621 I/E lift. The rearend is a 12-bolt with 4.10 posi gears. The trans is 4-speed Borg-Warner Super T-10.

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Mark Lotspeich is only 18 and said there's no big spectacular engine in his 1972 Nova yet, but it is clean and it's been his project for the last 3 years. It's his first car and he loves to show it off.

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This is Chris McGheeof's 1972 Nova. It has a .060" over 350, Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley double pumper carb and a a 4.10 posi rear.

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Joe McPhail did a complete frame off restoration on this 1972 Nova. After 4 years of work it is finished. It has a 350 bored .030 with an 454" lift, 270-dur Crane cam, Headman headers, rebuilt TH350, B&M converter and 3.08 gears.

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Mike's 1972 Nova has only 37,000 miles and currently still has the original inline 6 cylinder engine. He is in the process of installing a 427.

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This is Mark NeSmith's 1972 Nova SS. It's a numbers matching 350, 4-speed with power steering, power disc brakes, bucket seats, console with gauge package, factory AM/FM radio with rear speaker, sport mirrors and the Protect-O-Plate. It only has 11,000 miles on it and the shocks, belts and hoses are original! The vinyl top is also original as is the truck splatter paint, jack and spare tire. Wait, there's more. It still has the factory tags on the springs, original paint and all the chalk markings are still there. Mark added the sport steering wheel and 1970 SS wheels with new BFGoodrich tires. However, he still has the original wheels with 20 year old tires.

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Genice Nix sent pics of this beautiful 1972 SS. An "all in the family" 158,500 original mile, 350, TH350 trans bought new on August 31, 1971 by Cecil Nix at Everett Chevrolet in Hickory, NC. Son, Roger Nix is the present owner. All original paper work is still with the SS including bill of sell, loan papers, and Protect-o-plate. The total restoration took place from August 2000 through August 2001. The SS has power steering, power disc brakes, tilt wheel, AM-FM cassette radio, dual mirrors, deluxe moldings, and bumper guards.

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Mike O'Bryan's 1972 Nova was an orginal factory 4-speed w/console car that he got in 1983 with no engine or trans. The 10-bolt reasr was replaced with a 4.10 12-bolt he already had and then installed a 406 small block, TH350 with a 10" converter. It's street driven and has run a best ET of 11.86 @ 112.68.

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David Rasmus of Willaston, South Australia, had a 1972 Camaro which was just rebuilt but dearly wanted a Nova so the Camaro was sold to purchase the 1972 Nova you see here. It came with a 327/TH350 combination, factory bucket seats, console, P/S, A/C, power disc brakes. It also had lots of rust & 9 coats of paint. After 2 and a half years of work it now has an Edelbrock Performer intake, Comp Cams XE256-H cam and a 600 Holley. The color is Hyundai Elm Green and it is not an original SS.

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Mark Rowell sent these pictures of his 1972 Rally Nova clone. It has a 350 engine with a 292H Comp Magnum cam, Edelbrock dual plane intake, a Holley 600-cfm 4-bbl carb, Flowmaster mufflers and 2-1/4" dual exhaust. Gear selection is handled by a TH350 with a shift kit and a Indy floor shifter. Marks has owned this Nova for years and it has gone through many changes but he thinks ths paint scheme is the best. I'd have to agree.

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Rick Schafer sent these pictures of his 1972 Nova. It has a worked over and bored 350 4-bolt main with flat topped pistons, Edelbrock Performer intake, high lift Competition cam, 650-cfm Holley 4-bbl, Hedman headers with dual Flowmasters, an Auburn posi rear-end with 3.42 gears, Hurst roll control, beefed up TH350 trans and a B&M ratchet floor shift. Rick said he was 13 when he got it and that he and his father completely restored it after my great-grandparents passed away.

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Wyatt W Wolfe's 1972 SS is almost completely restored and has only 46K original miles. Unfortunately the original engine is gone but in its place is a 1970 LT1 that puts out about about 380 horsepower. The trans is a TH350 and the rear has 3.42 gears and a posi. Wyatt says it runs consistent low 13's on street tires.

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