1967 Chevy Nova “9MIL” by Chris Holstrom Concepts

From the city of Puyallup, Washington comes this gorgeous 1967 Chevrolet Nova from Chris Halstrom Concepts. It was featured at the Dynomax booth at SEMA 2013.

The car is nicknamed “9MIL” and it’s easy to see why. The black and chrome look gives it a sinister appearance like a firearm, while an LS9 crate engine is chambered under the hood. Just like a handgun, this car packs a punch!

The LS9 engine is the heart of the Corvette ZR1 and makes 638 horsepower in stock trim. This engine has been given a performance tune and is making approximately 700 horsepower. It’s backed by a Tremec T-56 Magnum close ratio 6-speed manual with double overdrive. That’s easily $30 grand under the hood alone, to say nothing of the rest of the car!

This ’67 has been upgraded with a front subframe and quadralink rear suspension from Detroit Speed and Engineering. It has massive 18×9″ front and 19×11″ RB3C Concave wheels from Forgeline to pull off the black-and-chrome look. A set of Baer 6-piston brakes brings everything to a safe stop with no fade or delay.

Okay, so it’s got big power and good handling. But there are a few other things that set this car off from the rest. Although you can’t tell because it’s painted to match, the Anvil Auto hood is actually made of carbon fiber. It clocks in at a featherweight 22 pounds, which is good for some serious weight savings.

I was not the only one impressed by the car’s flawless look and perfect stance. The car won a GoodGuys Gold Award and was also selected as the Best of Show. It will be included by the producers of Gran Turismo in a future edition of the video game! That’s a pretty cool honor for any car.

The guys at Chris Halstrom Concepts have got it figured out when it comes to pro-touring/restomod cars. Although it’s close to 50 years old, this car is in the best shape of its life. God, I hope I look that good when I’m 47!

Engine and Driveline
GM Performance LS9 crate engine – 700hp
Tremec T-56 Magnum transmission
DynoMax Ultra Flo welded mufflers

Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels
Detroit Speed and Engineering front subframe and Quadralink rear
Baer 14″, 6-piston disc brakes
Forgeline RB3C Concave 18×9″ (front) and 19×11″ (rear) wheels
Continental ContiSport tires

Body and Exterior
Anvil Auto carbon fiber hood

Red leather interior by McFarland Upholstery