Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction Spotlight – 1966 Nova

The upcoming Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, scheduled for Sept 27-29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino features some high-powered machines in terms of performance and legacy. With the recent passing of Burt Reynolds, two of the auction’s top sellers will most likely be his pair of ‘78 Pontiac Firebirds dressed in screaming-chicken livery. There’s also Elvis Presley’s ’71 Mercedes 280 SEL as well as ’76 Alfa Romeo Spyder formerly owned by boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

While those are certainly headliner’s at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, we’re focusing today on this 1966 Chevy Nova Resto-Mod by Route 66 Motorsports which reflects today’s muscle machine scene.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

A high performance corner-carver, the Nova, listed as Lot #736, is set up to not only beat you in a stop light sprint, but it is setup to out handle a Bimmer.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

Riding on a Schwartz Performance chassis equipped with Wilwood brakes and 18-inch Boze wheels, this econo-box means business. That rock-solid foundation is necessary considering the 6.2-liter, 540-horsepower LS swap. As you can see, the owner spared no expense in dressing up the mill with a custom sheet metal engine cover, faux valve covers to hide the coil packs and plenty of other dress up bling. In fact, the owner has $325,000 in receipts for this build.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

And what goes better with a PPG Torch Red exterior? A brown leather interior of course! For comfort and style power windows have been added, along with a modern, four-speaker audio system, seatbelts, an Ididit steering column and a Billet Specialties steering wheel not to mention Vintage Air A/C.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, 66 Nova, Fuel Curve

So if you’re a fan of classic Novas and have room in your garage, this might be the Resto-Mod you have craved for years. The folks at Barrett-Jackson are the best at making it easay for you to purchase cars at auction. If you can’t get there in person, you can bid online! Get registered here.

Photos Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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