Showcasing a develop among the top-shelf metal of the yearly SEMA Show is an accomplishment per se. Nonetheless, this custom 1968 Chevy Nova differs, not only for its excellent top quality, yet additionally the story behind it.
This Chevy showstopper is had by David Timm and his better half Andrea Cline from Springfield, Illinois. Both work in police, with Timm working as a replacement constable, and also his wife recently promoted to sergeant. Nonetheless, when he isn’t out breaking crooks, Timm is busy in his garage putting together some genuinely incredible four-wheeled creations.
Just a few examples from Timm’s auto resume consist of a series of custom trucks, such as a ’66 Chevy pickup truck for UFC professional boxer Matt Hughes, along with supercharged Dodge Neon. Timm admits commitment to the ’69 Chevy Camaro, but, as he explains, it’s difficult to do a ’69 Camaro that can stand apart among the unlimited variety of builds currently out there.
Timm located this certain ’68 Chevy Nova on ebay.com concerning a year back, and made a decision to do something a bit different. The auto remained in good condition, with simply 20,000 miles on the clock and the initial panels undamaged. A previous proprietor had actually mounted a Big Block, new wheels, as well as suspension upgrades, yet Timm wanted to take the two-door to another degree.
Outdoors, this 1968 Chevy Nova is tidy and imply, with a 4-inch cowl hood, glossy black paint, and also XK Glow headlights. The fronts lights were really initially designed for Jeeps, but fit the Nova well.
There’s likewise a set of custom-made roller from US Wheels, especially, the Rat Rod collection, sized at 20 by 12 in back and also 18 by 10 ahead.
Offering the stick are Toyo R888r tires, sized at 325/25/20 in the rear and also 295/30/18 ahead. The Nova obtained a minitub to have all that meat, while the tires obtained a customized blue red stripe that adds a dash of color.
The interior was outfitted with Hushmat noise deadening and also digital instrumentation, plus additional lighting, all of which keep the clean aesthetic going solid.
Speaking of stamina, the major celebration item in this 1968 Chevy Nova is under the hood, were we discover a twin-turbo 565 cubic-inch Large Block. Highlights consist of a pair of Accuracy turbos, FiTech gas injection, a 102 mm throttle body, as well as Stainless headers. The exhaust disposes simply ahead of the front tires.
The install is lovely. Timm claims he’s a “symmetrically minded home builder,” and desired the turbos in advance, rather than hidden away. Thus, both snails are positioned beside a large personalized core support, constructed by Icebox Performance.
Approximated outcome is a hefty 1,500 horsepower at the back wheels on E85 gas. Outcome is routed with a 4L80E transmission and Strange Design 9-inch rear end. QA1 suspension as well as Wilwood disc brakes keep all of it in line.
Incredibly, Timm claims his customized 1968 Chevy Nova is predestined to street driving. Either way, it’s a helluva looker, so check it out in these special GM Authority images.