“Innovator” 1967 Chevy Nova For Sale …
When Alex Covington of Clover, South Carolina teamed up the the Roadster Shop, his “Innovator” – Goodguys Street Machine of the Year was recognized as a cutting edge custom. As the Roadster Shop crew completed their mission he became the proud owner of the “Innovator” 1967 Chevy Nova which would go on to win the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Award in 2011. Now RK Motors Charlotte is selling the well known custom creation in the Cars On Line newsletter this week. He originally just wanted a top quality Nova to drive and enjoy. But when he saw where the Roadster Shop was heading with this unqiue custom he gave the okay to make it into a full-on show car. Jeremy and Phill Gerber of the Roadster Shop had a vision to build a hi-tech, super low guided missile with cutting edge ideas and master quality details.
Every panel on Covington’s Nova has been reworked and redesigned. The top was chopped ¾ of an inch, the fenders modified to slope for effect, the rocker panels were reprofiled all around the car. The grille assembly and headlights were hand fabricated along with the rear valance. It has PPG whie paint with custom charcoal, silver and bright yellow accents in the paint. The motor is a GM LSX producing 700 hp, sitting in a hand crafted engine bay with machined panels and custom intake.
The Roadster Shop used their Fast Track chassis with a 3-link rear suspension and Watts linkage for the suspension on their soon-to-be Goodguys Street Machine of the Year. The ride absorbs the road with reservoir shocks. New bumpers were made along with rocker extensions and front and rear diffusers. Oversized Baer discs give it unbelievable stopping power. They say Eric Brockmeyer designed the custom center lug 7-spoke wheels.
You’ll notice the “circuit board” inspired design of the front grille which continues throughout the car. Most notably the pattern continues down the doors and the flat black hood.