We found this 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS here on Craigslist in Lindenhurst, Long Island where the private seller currently has it listed for $17,500. Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool, the seller’s asking price is $1,600 above the #4 “Fair” condition valuation of $15,900.
The Nova SS was one of the smallest muscle cars ever offered and by 1972 only featured a 200 horsepower 350 cubic inch small block V8. That year, 12,309 buyers took advantage of the SS package equipped with that engine as well as power disc brakes, heavy duty suspension, dual exhaust, dummy air intakes on the hood, black grille and rear panel, 14-inch Rally wheels, and SS badging.
The seller states that his Nova is a “true SS VIN Code “K” car with only 26K original miles that runs and drives excellent.” The small block 350 cubic inch appears to be stock and is connected to a TurboHydramatic automatic transmission that sends power through a positraction equipped rear end. The seller also notes that his car received a repaint back in the 1990s that still looks excellent.
Three things we noticed about the car that you’ll need to get more information from the seller are what appear to be tow bar connectors located under the front bumper, a key lock underneath the front passenger parking light that we assume controlled a period correct alarm system, and an aftermarket B&M ratchet shifter controlling the automatic transmission. Otherwise, as the seller states “this Nova is ready for Cruise Night.” Good luck with the purchase!