1972 Chevrolet Nova with a 384-HP Stroker V-8

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Chevrolet
Model Nova
Mileage 14200 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1972
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Red
History Yes
VIN: 1X27F2W110215

Its 350-cu.in. engine was transformed into a 383-cu.in. stroker and dyno-tested by Carlquist Competition Engines in Connecticut in 2016. The block was machined and fitted with a forged crankshaft, I-beam rods, and aluminum pistons, as well as a hydraulic roller cam. PBM Strike Force aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, a Holley Street Avenger carburetor, headers, Flowmaster exhaust, and a GM HEI were also added. The engine produced 384 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque on the dyno using 93-octane fuel, per the included printout. Torque is transferred through the converter to the B&M MegaShifter-equipped Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 four-speed automatic (which shifts “fine”) and down the balanced driveshaft to a 3.73:1-geared 12-bolt Positraction rear axle. The sellers says, “The engine has fewer than 15,000 miles on its rebuild.” He continues, “Pump the gas twice and it fires right up.” There’s no smoke, and he states it idles fine after a little warm up. A Summit three-core aluminum radiator and an electronic fan ensure the engine “runs at 180-degrees regardless of the temperature outside,” “The body was redone by the prior owner, so I cannot attest to what repairs may have been made, yet there is no rust, rot, or damage showing,”. “I would rate the paint as a seven or eight. It was painted approximately eight years ago, has limited swirls and chips, and there’s light coverage at the leading edge of the driver’s door, yet the finish shines well and looks great from 5 feet away.” the side glass is good, except for some scratches on one rear window, and all the seals look good. “The car does not go out in the rain.” Its exterior lighting is said to work, with the exception of the backup lights. Body modifications include the 2-inch-high cowl-induction hood and “383” emblems. the interior was redone, and Eastwood sound deadening and a new carpet, seat covers, headliner, and visors were installed. The heat, aftermarket temperature and oil pressure gauges, Shiftworks in-dash tach conversion, and most of the stock instruments work. However, per the seller, the ammeter and dome light don’t work, the fuel gauge is not 100-percent accurate, and part of a rear window inner seal gasket is missing, as is the interior lighting switch on driver’s door jamb. The Custom Autosound stereo (with added speakers) “sounds great on flash drive, yet has issues with radio antenna, so it does not pick up stations well, but does work.”