A Must-See Custom 1967 Nova Race Car

Looking to channel your inner Murder Nova? If so, this custom pro street specialty Nova we found on eBay the other day is just what you need.

Custom race Nova 5

Photo credit: eBay seller col-lector

While it’s not as tricked out as Murder Nova’s flat black pride and joy, this teal car has come a long way since its early days as a 1967 Chevy II Nova 2-door hardtop:

The Interior

Custom race Nova 3

It’s clear that the interior was modded for racing purposes only. The first thing we noticed was the Grant GT steering wheel. The bucket seats, racing harnesses, and B&M Billet Pro Stick Ratchet Shifter caught our eye as well.

The seller specified many more mods done to the interior, including:

  • Custom renovations to the interior body (carpet, door panels, and dash, to name a few)
  • A full roll cage
  • Autometer Pro-Comp gauges
  • Billet gas and brake pedals

The Exterior

Custom race Nova 4

The person who restored this car did a good job preserving the 60s look of this Nova, but you can still spot newer custom modifications on the body. The fiberglass hood with the air scoop, the wheelie bar, and the gigantic rear wing are probably the most noticeable mods.

Custom race Nova 6

If you look underneath the car, you’ll see how huge the Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires are.

Custom race Nova 2

Some subtle changes you might not have noticed include:

  • Shaved doors
  • Removable plastic side windows
  • Simpson parachute


Custom race Nova 1

You might be wondering how many horsepower this Nova can produce. The seller didn’t say anything about it, but he did specify that a modified 350 cubic-inch Small Block Chevy V8 engine powers the car. That means it’s probably packing about 350 horsepower. A Turbo 350 transmission from another Chevy – perhaps a newer Nova – was put into this car.

If you pop the hood, you’ll find a lot of new aftermarket parts installed. Some of the most notable ones include:

  • A Holley 750 CFM double pump carburetor
  • An Edelbrock Victor Jr. air gap intake manifold
  • Custom mandrel-bent headers

As beautiful as this Nova is, it still needs some work. The seller recommends replacing the hood latches and fixing a few cracks on the body.