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  • October 9, 2023 at 12:20 am

    ’69 SS 396 Nova? Love it!

    • October 9, 2023 at 1:28 am
      Craig Peterson

      My thoughts, exactly. No doubt with a 4-speed and Hurst linkage.

    • October 9, 2023 at 8:14 am

      I’m thinking SS 396 Malibu, not a NoGo …

      • October 9, 2023 at 8:51 am

        I was waffling. Deckline could be either. Taillights look kinda ’68 Chevelle-ish.
        Right now, I’m leaning towards ’78 Chevelle. Malibu was the stripped down, cheaper version back then.

        But I could be wrong. I haven’t seen a late ’60s Nova in, like, forty years.

      • October 9, 2023 at 8:53 am

        Damn! Typo. Leaning towards ’68 Chevelle!

      • October 9, 2023 at 8:03 pm

        Def not Chevelle…

    • October 9, 2023 at 11:55 am

      How did you know that’s my favorite car!

  • October 9, 2023 at 12:34 am
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  • October 9, 2023 at 1:28 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Oh, bravo! Well played, Zed, well played!
    My schadenfreude is complete whenever an EcoNazi cries.

  • October 9, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Screw you guys! with that trunk, she can only carry one, two bodies at a time to the river, tops. Cadillacs in the sixties? They could take3, 4 bodies easy…

    • October 9, 2023 at 8:22 am

      If you fold them right, I’m sure you could fit at least three. My dad and I got 2 sets of SCUBA gear into ours.

      Zar Belk!

  • October 9, 2023 at 1:51 am

    Ah, the memories. We bought a Nova in 1972, right after I got back from Vietnam. It was “Covert Tan.”

  • October 9, 2023 at 3:45 am
    Lucius Severus Pertinax

    My first car was a ’68 Nova. It had a 250 cu. in. Straight Six and a Powerglide transmission; for about 3 months. Then it got a 350 V8, a turbo 350 and a 10 bolt Posi with 3:42 gears. About 8 months after that, it got Stolen ;-(

    • October 9, 2023 at 8:55 am

      You bought a Nova with a Ford engine? All my Chevy straight 6’s were 230’s. Only my Ford vans had those crappy 250s.

  • October 9, 2023 at 4:51 am

    My eyes dilate, my lips go green
    My hands are greasy
    She’s a mean, mean machine
    – “Start Me Up”

  • October 9, 2023 at 6:20 am
    Dastardly Dan

    First car I ever outran a cop in.
    I didn’t want to get caught, I was only 13

    • October 9, 2023 at 11:13 am

      Dan, that is funny! Mom bought a ‘72 Nova, 350 HP that we nicknamed “Oscar The Grouch” since it was metallic green. By younger brother outran the local police in in. Twice. As a teenager too : )

  • October 9, 2023 at 7:30 am
    Shooter 2.5

    My sister was into cars and that led to me and my other sister into cars. My dad had to sell his beloved 1960 Ford Galaxy because he didn’t want to teach another child a standard shift. We all wound up buying stick shifts. My older sister had a Ford Fairlane and she raced. She met all the top dragster stars of the late 1960s. Chi-Town Hustler, Jungle Jim Lieberman, The Hawaiian, …..My other sister had that Nova and since I was younger, I had the dune buggy that I stuck a Corvair engine. That was a mistake. Balance.
    My neighbor today goes to car shows since he luckily bought a mint 1964 Ford Mustang fastback. He wins trophies every single time. He then bought a 1957 Chevy. Same thing. I got out of cars when my beloved 1971 Ford Maverick rusted away. It had a 302 since I couldn’t afford a Mustang at the time, Vans, station wagons and boring cars took over my life as I grew a family. Last month, I bought a 2014 Mustang. I like the looks of the older ones and this has it. And parts will be available for decades not ten years and then let it rust. Handling, speed and brakes are so much better. Fifty years of waiting.

    • October 9, 2023 at 10:35 am

      Oh Man, does that take me back. So many names. Little Red Wagon, Hemi Under Glass. My wife and I went to many events including CanAm, TransAm, and some open wheel like Dan Gurney’s Eagle. Raced Formula V, and A Sedan Mustang with my old 289 Shelby GT350 engine from the Venice shop.
      Those days will never be seen again when you didn’t need cubic money.

  • October 9, 2023 at 8:23 am
    William Henry

    I’m old-school Mopar,way back in 1976 I had a 70 Plymouth AAR Cuda. I wish I had that one back.

    My only current toy is a 1976 3/4 ton 4WD ex-military M880 Dodge Power Wagon in 5 tone camo. My son says ( it’s so f***ing ugly it’s cool ).

  • October 9, 2023 at 9:43 am

    That’s a 1968 Chevy II Nova SS.

    The clues are the “No Go” strip caption and the tail lights. “No va” is “doesn’t go” in Spanish. In 1969 the Chevy II was rebadged and the optional Nova package name was applied to the whole line. The tail lights were changed and the Chevy II badge was removed from the front of the hood.The SS came with a 12 bolt posi rear and multi leaf springs. Even in that light of a car the 10 bolt rear was subject to serious parts breakage. I put a .030 over 283 with a 30-30 Duntov cam in mine. I Ran NHRA D/MP and at 2800 pounds, 288 CID I nailed the 10 pounds per CI break.

    Had a blast with it till I got married and saw my toy budget take a serious hit . >.<

    • October 9, 2023 at 10:39 am

      The Nova badge and tail lights is what put me on ’69, tell me again what I am missing that makes it a ’68?

      • October 10, 2023 at 4:16 pm

        Funny that I’ve been looking a car pictured all day. Chevy II and Nova pictures out the wazoo from the front and sides BUT DAMN FEW TAILIGHTS.

        But I had a ’68 race car as I mentioned and a ’69 for my daily driver. The exterior clues are the Chevy II badge (the ’69 was not a Chevy II) and the tail light lenses.

        Mine were painted the same and people would do a head snap when they noticed the 10 inch slicks and the IRD rear subframe kit, IRD subframe connectors, and IRD roll bar in the ’68.

        IIRC, IRD was a joint venture between Moroso and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins that sold stuff to make Chevy street cars into strip terrors.

  • October 9, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Wasn’t there a white ‘Cuda ragtop at one time??

    • October 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm
      Chris Muir

      Sam cannibalized that to build an illegal invader repeller robot…

  • October 9, 2023 at 11:13 am

    You haven’t lived until you’ve gone deer hunting with your father in his ’70 396 4bbl Malibu and changed three tailpipes in two days.
    An 8-pointer fits across the trunk like it was made for it 😉

  • October 9, 2023 at 11:33 am

    And BTW with all the back and forth about ’68-’69 etc…can’t get the link to stick so paste this in your browser…

    1967 Chevrolet Nova II SS by davekoontz

    There was never a more gorgeously sublime “compact” design than the ’66-’67; as was the Detroit standard at the time, the body style of the ’65 and the ’68 were so radically different as to not be identifiable if we didn’t already know…and I gotta say that two year ’66-’67 run wins my heart, esp. ’67 when Chev decided to make it a hot rod in its own right and not just a gussied-up Chevy II compact, and also switched the badging from Chevy II SS to Nova SS.

    Anybody less dumb than me can post a proper link…

  • October 9, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Life goals: Greta screams how dare you every time you fire over your vehicle.

    • October 9, 2023 at 7:31 pm

      My goal is to make her pee herself if I just rattle the keys 😉

  • October 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm
    Chris Muir
    • October 9, 2023 at 8:37 pm
      President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

      Past time to use cash for purchases as much as possible.
      Rather round-about, but if you need to use plastic for online purchases,…….withdraw cash, purchase a gift card……would a refillable credit/debit card work as well?

  • October 9, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Practical matters (sorry)
    How are they affording all these great cars?
    Are they raising cattle?
    Who’s doing all the work?

    I know. So OCD.

    • October 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      1. Don Portago is an investor.

      2. Also consider exactly how much Zed got paid over the years as an “operator”, and invested.

      3. And then there’s Javier…..



    • October 9, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      The DD bar/steakhouse/cantina/bbq pit/etc.
      gets Presidential class visitors, not *residential classless ones

  • October 9, 2023 at 9:52 pm
    Joe Boucher

    Is a 1975 Buick Skylark close enough? And a sister 70 Camaro?

  • October 9, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Chris! You rock!

    Guys, it’s a 69 Nova and Chris did a great job of drawing it. The 68 still carried the Chevy II badge on the back. I wish I still had my 69 so I could make Greta Thunberg cry when I fire it up.

    Doggo, aka David

  • October 9, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    I had one of those. Ran like a clock. Had to get rid of it. The kid showed up. Had to get a four door car. Literally screwed my self out of the car.



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