Randy Huggenberger’s 1972 Chevy Nova has it all. Walking around Goodguys’ Heartland Nationals over Fourth of July weekend, we were drawn to the ruby red Chevy and knew we had to get a closer look.
Built by Randy and the team at Dakota Muscle Cars in Sioux City, Iowa, the Nova blends classic Chevrolet lines with modern day performance. Thanks to Ridetech StrongArms, a front Muscle Bar and Shockwaves on all four corners, the car handles as good as it looks.
In the driveline department, Randy opted for a Chevy LS3 backed by a 4L70 automatic. The combination cranks out more than 450 horsepower. Wilwood brakes provide the stopping power, and polished Budink Pivot wheels add an extra touch of class.
That class has been carried over to the interior. It features custom-stitched gray leather with black trim and a matching Budnik steering wheel.
Chrome-bezel gauges fill the dash, while paddle shifters make driving even more fun.
Randy’s Nova is in a league of its own, and we enjoyed checking it out in Des Moines. For our complete Heartland Nationals photo gallery, click here.