“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.



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…