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Old 11-13-2016, 05:39 PM
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Probably had this question before but I am shooting this by you for a shot you never know. Anyway I bought a l78 nova back in 94 in chicago that had just won first place at Indy super Chevy show in 93. It came out of Eaton Ohio and had been raced as a lot of them were back then, owner was a Tony Hines but he hasn't been available for much, I have now retired and have a little more time for the o girl now so am trying to find out more info on her now if I can. It's a 4 speed car and looks to have all the correct points to be a l78 car but of course no paperwork to prove it. Tony sent me a letter right after i bought it and called it the black lady it also has a Wildman painting on the small left rear corner of the trunk that says street fighter under it and was painted before 93 by Ken Kilm from Lafayette, Indiana. It still is pretty good shape and shows 61k miles which is legit I think. Would appreciate any info you or a member might know about the car. Its black on black and that was the original color according to the tag. Will try for some pics soon.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:26 PM
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:33 PM
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:32 AM
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Brucee, Eaton Oh. is one community over from where I reside. Let me know if I can help you with any information. I don't know the car but could ask around if anyone remembers it running the streets..

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I worked on this car many years ago , when we redone it , it still had the original carpet & most of the interior... It was raced & had a 427 in it with a roller cam ...
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Tony , was the second owner after it was redone ... it had a 402 in it maybe .030 over & the original engine was gone when we got it ...
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:44 AM
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The car spent most of its life in & around Greenville, Oh . ,the whole bottom was painted white , I guess this is something they did back in the day .. It was a bucket seat car with no console or gauges , at one time Tony was going to put a console in it ...factory Black on Black ....
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That area was a hot bed for muscle cars. Frost Chevrolet sold many L78 cars including copo's. The black rs/copo resided in the town of Eaton for 30+ years.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the info on my nova it is much appreciated. It is still pretty much as it was, original interior, buckets no console and same engine, 12 bolt w/3.31 gears. Again thanks
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Rob. Yep it was white under at one time for the "wheelstands" in the old days....lol we did some crazy things back then didn't we.....
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