Pro Street Nova

Nate Peterson hasn’t owned his Chevy Nova very long, but it’s already garnering attention. In fact, our readers and Summit Racing’s social media followers voted it the Top Fan Ride of May 2016.

“I have only had it about 18 months,” Peterson told us. “I bought it from a gentleman in Utica, NY. I’m in Phoenix. Its primary use is just a street car my wife and I enjoy cruising in on the weekends.”

From the looks of it, you’d assume the Nova is a track car, and Peterson plans to also use it for that soon.

“Hopefully this next winter we will have a trailer and will be able to make it to some track days,” he said.

That should be exciting. According to Peterson, the Nova makes about 800 horsepower. It’s powered by a 508 cubic-inch big block and 8-71 blower. Other parts include, “D cup forged pistons, forged H beam rods, aluminum Chevy headsTH350 trans, reverse shift, trans brake and line lock. GM 12-bolt rear end, Moser spool,” Peterson wrote.

Until he can get it on the track, Peterson will continue driving the Nova on the street. It has “3:55 gears to make it a little easier to drive on the street,” he wrote. “Passes everything but a gas station, LOL.”

See more pictures of the Nova below:

Author: Sean Cutright

Sean Cutright is the Managing Editor.