LAS VEGAS, NV — JF Launier is probably best known for his Ridler Award-winning 1964 Buick Riviera, “Rivision.” For the 2015 SEMA Show, the custom car builder applied his extensive revisions to a 1967 Pontiac Acadian.

Essentially the Canadian version of the Nova—the venerable General Motors model that famously translates into “no go” in Spanish—the Pontiac Acadian incorporates some higher-end touches than its American counterpart. Add in a GTO or Tempest-style grille, tons of custom bodywork by Launier, BASF custom red paint, Katskin leather seats, and a 550 horsepower GM LS3 powerplant, and you’ve got Launier’s latest creation.

He calls it “Andiamo,” which translates into “let’s go.”

It’s a completely different twist on the Nova name—and the car itself. Check out the slideshow below for all the custom work on JF Launier’s latest creation:

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.