It Didn’t Look Like Much, but this 4-Door Nova Surprised Everyone!
If there is one area where looks absolutely do not matter, that would be racing. In ...
If there is one area where looks absolutely do not matter, that would be racing. In fact, in some facets of drag racing, good looks of a vehicle might actually be something that ends up going against you. After all, if you’re looking to sneak up on a potential competitor and blow right by them, if they don’t expect it to be coming, well, you have more of a chance to win! This is why you have seen the phenomenon of the sleeper become more and more popular as time goes on in the racing community. Making a car look like it’s nothing special but hiding some top-notch performance parts under the hood is a big part of bringing the perfect Frankenstein of a race car to life.
In this one, we head out to Holly LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky to check out a very special machine, indeed. Now, the car known as “Sweet Pea” might look like nothing more than a nice little patina covered four-door Chevrolet Nova, however, when you take a peek under the hood, you can tell that this thing is a little bit more than an old-school car that has been sitting for a couple of years without any love. Instead, under the hood, as the name of the event would suggest, you have yourself a nice little LS power plant with VS racing’s version of an s480 turbo to match! Even though the car was having some issues, it still managed to pull in some impressive passes!
Follow along with the video down below that will take you on the scene, allowing you to catch up with the owner to hear all about some of the special quirks that go toward making this car an impressive little sleeper. After being able to see all that this old-school Chevy has to offer, be sure to tell us what your favorite part of the car is. Personally, we’re leaning toward that vintage cooler in the trunk that doubles as an oversized ice tank.