1967 Pro Touring Nova SS - Owned by Brad Mitchell


I have always been a fan of classic Pro-Street cars because of their "aggressive" posture on the road. Unfortunately, my Pro-Streets in the past were virtually race-only, and I've always wanted something balanced with street manners/street rod influence.  After 2 1/2 years of build time by HRBS in Howell, NJ, a thing of beauty came to life. This outstanding orange 1967 Pro Touring Nova SS will not only haul the mail in the 1/4 mile (9.90's at 138 mph on 93 Octane), but the aesthetic splendor affords it major car show awards and multiple photo shoots.

The car is completely custom—top to bottom, front to back.  The paint is a blend of Prowler Orange, white pearl and copper metallic, and the body features filled seams, stretched wheel wells, along with shaved door locks and gas cap.  Under the stock and heavily modified engine compartment resides a tweaked "502" big block Chevy that delivers 687hp/644 lbs. of torque on pump gas!  The power is kept under control via a 3x2 boxed chassis, chromoly 4-link, QA1 coilovers and 4 piston Strange calipers/vented rotors.  All of this rolls on custom, "one off" Boyd Coddington Junk Yard Dog billet wheels (Front: 18x4.5, Rear: 20x15).  The wheels are wrapped with Mickey Thompson S/R series tires (Front: 24x5x18, Rear: 33x19.5).

The street rod influence becomes evident with the Porsche butter cream leather and wheat suede accents.  The Nova features a custom dash with painted gauge bezels (Autometer), painted roll cage (not an easy task), steering column and pedals.  The trunk is finished to match the interior with a polished fuel cell.  This 1967 Nova can be validated as a truly unique, one-of-a-kind street machine.