This red-hot 1967 Chevrolet Nova caught my eye as I was walking past the Magnaflow booth at SEMA 2013. Built for Jimmy Shaw, this car was done by Greening Auto Company of Nashville, TN. Jimmy’s goal with this car was to have a show car that could also perform on the autocross course. I have to say – I think they nailed it!
With so much polished chrome, this is definitely a show car. But haul it out to the track and it can lay rubber with the best of ’em, thanks to the 376cid LSX V8 under the hood! The engine features a custom intake manifold and valve covers and is mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual.
While I couldn’t find a super-detailed build list for this car, you can see a couple of things just by looking at it. It’s got shaved drip rails and a few other treatments that are pretty common when building a resto-mod car today. However, this car also has a few things that set it apart from the crowd.
There’s a full roll cage on the interior, which makes this a good car to bring drag racing. However, it also has some “show” elements like the custom made headlights with LED inserts.
I think the guys from Greening Auto Company did a heck of a nice job on this car. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who thinks so because this car won a GM Design Award for Best Hot Rod! That’s a real honor coming from the guys who built the Nova in the first place!
Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels
Detroit Speed and Engineering suspension
Baer disc brakes
Custom GAC wheels
Body and Exterior
BASF Glasurit GM 74 Fire Red paint
Polished chrome bumpers and trim
Interior by Paul Atkins
Custom machined steering wheel, shifter, and pedals
Classic Instruments gauges