1964 Chevrolet Nova Custom by Barry White

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  • Custom-built by Barry White’s Speedshop
  • Only 400 miles since completion
  • Unique Custom Mix Orange exterior by PPG
  • Bespoke Black upholstered interior
  • Equipped with modern performance components

The Appeal

The Chevy II was introduced in 1962 as a straightforward, back-to-basics car that didn't decide to concentrate on pure innovation and luxury. It was small, it was comfortable, and it drove well - and for the general public, that was exactly what the doctor ordered. The Chevvy II's low pricing and back-to-basics approach was a huge driver of sales - and made the car a perfect customisation opportunity.

This example was custom-built by Barry White's Speedshop - famous for its appearance in Wrecks to Riches - over the course of 18 months, with numerous new parts, a beautifully sleek, minimalist finish and an attractive Orange Livery - custom mixed by PPG. It's a real marvel, one of Barry White's personal projects, and still comes to us in near-to-new condition, having undergone only 400 miles since it was built.

The car features a powerful 5.7-litre ZZZ/350 General Motor Engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, with a whole host of custom features to get the best possible performance out of the little Nova. Whether you’re looking for a show car, a weekend cruiser, or a daily driver, this Nova offers versatility and style in equal measure.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1964
  • Previously based in the USA
  • Custom-built by Barry White’s Speedshop, California, circa 2014
  • First registered in the UK in 2017, according to the DVLA
  • However, an MOT check lists the car's first test in 2015
  • MOT exempt and last tested in 2019
  • One former registered keeper
  • Only 400 miles covered since completion

The Condition

  • Sleek and minimalist, this Chevy's clean lines are uncluttered and stylish
  • Custom Mix Orange paintwork
  • No dents or dings to the bodywork
  • Chromework is beautifully presented
  • Custom alloy wheels
  • Bespoke Black upholstered interior looks in very good order
  • Everything is practically brand new with minimal signs of use
  • SS bucket front seats
  • SS rear seat cover
  • SS door panels
  • Custom Auto Sound Hidden Auto radio
  • Custom under dash panels
  • Custom dash trim
  • Custom gauge cluster
  • All new glass
  • All new window, door, trunk rubber
  • Ididit steering column
  • Billet Specialities steering wheel
  • Vintage Air AC and heating 

The Mechanics

  • ZZZ/ 350 General Motor Engine (5. 7 Litre)
  • 700R4 transmission
  • Custom aluminium radiator with Spal fan
  • Stainless steel radiator lines
  • Steel driveshaft
  • 9” Ford rear end 3. 50 gear with TrackLoc
  • Currie axles and 3rd member
  • Stainless fuel lines
  • Stainless brake lines
  • Lokar shifter
  • Heidt’s front subframe with tube upper and lower A arms
  • QA-1 shocks
  • Mustang rack and pinion steering
  • Custom frame connectors
  • Custom rear suspension
  • Four link w/ track bar
  • All rear end parts powder coated
  • Willwood disc brakes front and rear
  • Cut and widened rear wheel tubs 1. 5” to accommodate 10” wheels
  • Engine bay is gleaming
  • We understand the car to be running perfectly
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
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Auction Details
  • Year 1964
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Nova
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 785 Miles
  • Engine size 5700
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Horsham
  • County Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
2 Bids
  • Brammy £27,000 13/07/24
  • british•••• £26,000 11/07/24

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