November 2003 Feature car:
Matt Murphy's 1968 COPO Nova
|Engine (factory):||L-78 396ci/375hp|
|Factory options:||COPO 9738|
|Exterior color:||Fathom Blue|
Here's the goods, in Matt's own words...
"The car still has the original Mickey Thompson (dated 1968) Cheater slicks on it. The car has a set of Hooker headers and no exhaust. It has an electric fuel pump in the trunk and a cool can under the hood (too far rusted to leave after the detailing and paint). The original traction bars in yellow were repainted as well and replaced. All of the sheet metal is original and the engine, trans and rear end is all original and never been rebuilt or taken apart as far as we can tell. The exterior Fathom Blue paint was the most common color of the 50 COPO Novas. This car also has light blue bucket seats, with most of the interior being original. The Experimental Turbo 400 is a dream to drive and the 375HP / 396 engine is a handful for the 1968 suspension setup."
(Written by: Matt Murphy)
(sYc-special thanks to Matt for the pictures and info)
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