Big-block. Four-speed. It may look like a sleeper. Trust us. It's a screamer!
Do you remember the days when big-block Chevys ruled the streets? Chevelles, Camaros, Corvettes, and of course, the Nova. We received so much positive feedback on our first Nova giveaway last year that we are back with another primo example of Chevy’s budget-friendly compact muscle car for you to win.
This 1970 Astro Blue Nova may look like Grandma’s Sunday driver on the outside, but not under the hood. You see, this fastback-styled third-gen Nova packs a serious punch – a Chevrolet Performance ZZ427/480 big-block V-8 that turns 427 cubic inches into all the horsepower you can ever need to get from stoplight to stoplight.
Stick shift fans, we have you covered, too, with a factory four-speed gearbox. So, get ready to row some gears when you enter to win. And, yes, that’s traction bars, a beefy Positraction axle and electronic cutout dual exhaust out back.
This Nova is built for some serious fun. You can put it in your driveway without ever having to make a car payment.
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About the Chevrolet Performance ZZ427/480 Engine
A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC L88 Between 1967 and 1969, the legendary L88 was the ultimate expression of Chevy's Big-Block power, combining a rigid iron cylinder block with lightweight aluminum cylinder heads and a single four-barrel carburetor. That raspy rat engine was rated at 480 horsepower, although the figure was generally thought to be on the conservative side. It powered some of the most storied cars in high-performance history.
The L88 427 was the ultimate expression of Chevy’s production Big-Block power, combining a rigid iron cylinder block with lightweight aluminum cylinder heads and a single, four-barrel carburetor. Our engineers have recreated that classic, raspy rat engine, but with updated components that enhance drivability – and performance!
Our engine assembly features the latest-generation block casting with four-bolt main caps, an all-forged rotating assembly for exceptional strength and durability, and a hydraulic roller camshaft instead of the original L88’s flattappet cam, for greater drivability and a broader performance range. It also features aluminum oval-port cylinder heads with 2.19/1.88-inch valves and a pump-gas-friendly 10.0:1 compression ratio.
Whether you’re building a ’69 COPO Camaro resto-mod tribute, a modified mid-year Corvette or a street-tire class winner, this heritage-inspired crate engine delivers the performance that built the Big-Block’s legendary reputation.