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Junkyard Jewel

HOT ROD logo HOT ROD 2017-05-01 Ryan Brutt
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Visiting a friend's junkyard in Detroit, we found an unexpected jewel: a 1970 Chevrolet Nova, which seemed out of place among all the new vehicles. It must've been someone's hot rod with all the vintage speed stickers on the windows. An "SS" was on the grille, but there was no way to tell if it was legit. The cowl tag, however, denoted it as an original V8 Nova in its original color.

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The engine was partially torn apart, but it was orange so it could've been original—only the numbers on the block would confirm it or not. The interior was pretty nice, with the bench seat and automatic shift on the column—and a tach clamped on it! Too bad cars can't talk.

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