1978 Chevrolet Nova Mild Custom – $15,000 RNM

December 8, 2021 Update: The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $15,000, so we’ve moved this Chevrolet Nova to our “Rides Still Available” Page. Once registered and logged in, select the green “Buy Now” option to either agree to pay the “Buy Now” price or click the “Start Bidding” to enter a realistic counter-offer.

GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this driver quality 1978 Chevrolet Nova in a reserve-style online auction on behalf of the private seller.  Bidding opens Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and runs for 14 consecutive days through Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 6:00 PM Eastern time.

This 1978 Chevrolet Nova currently resides as part of a private collection near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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For 1978 Chevrolet discontinued the one-year-only Concours trim to make room for the newly downsized Malibu. Consequently, the Nova Custom inherited much of the Concours’ exterior finery but lacked the stand-up hood ornament displayed by the Concours. Upholstery choices included all-vinyl or Edinburgh woven sport cloth/vinyl. More basic versions of the 1978 Chevrolet Nova had the same grille used during the prior two years while adding a gold-tinted Chevy bowtie emblem at the leading edge of the hood. All Nova drivers faced a new dual-spoke, soft vinyl-covered steering wheel; the same one found in the Caprice and Malibu.

Any 1978 Chevrolet Nova could be ordered with a 250-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine, a 145-horsepower 305-cubic-inch V-8, or a 170-horsepower 350-cubic-inch V-8. Law enforcement agencies in 48 states were driving Novas by now, as the sales brochure boasted. Production dropped almost 100,000 for the model, to 288,000, making Nova the only Chevrolet series to show a sales decline for 1978.

Lucien, the current caretaker of this 1978 Chevrolet Nova Mild Custom, informs us his ride is in good condition that features a 350 cubic inch V8, factory air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes.  Recent improvements include a new radiator and rebuilt four-barrel carburetor.  Lucien’s Nova comes with many extras, including a chrome air cleaner, valve covers, and a brake reservoir cover.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1978 Chevrolet Nova, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!


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