“The past is gone. The future may never see a car like this. It is one of the brutes, and all it needs is a way of staying in contact with terra firma” – the was how Hot Rod Magazine described the Chevrolet Nova when it was first introduced in 1968.

 

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Today, the description of the superstar Nova SS is still accurate. One of only 3,765 L78 Nova Super Sports built in 1970 and complete with a V8 engine and power steering that make it fabulously manoeuvrable – this 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS is something out of the ordinary – and is one of the star turns in the current Mecum Auctions catalogue.

Touted as the ‘Nova, the Great Equalizer,’ the Chevrolet was known as a bona fide muscle car that could easily run with the best of them at the fraction of the cost. Today, the L78-equipped Nova is one of those penultimate muscle cars – as everyone wants one, and very few can find them. However, it is available now – with an estimate of $45,000 – $55,000 – via the Mecum Auctions Website. We suggest you should be quick…

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