Here is possibly my favourite and most special car of 2012. A vehicle that needs no introduction, the 1972 Chevrolet Nova, as seen in the original Fast & Furious film.
Boasting a 7.5 litre 396 lump tuned to nearly 480bhp with the help of Edlebrook extras. A domineering noise produced by this beast, just incredible!
The vehicle was in for a pre-Winter Storage Protection of the exterior surfaces, as well as a quick tidy of the interior.
First up were the alloy wheels.
They were treated with a non-acidic wheel brightener and then polished & protected. The tyres and arches were also treated accordingly later in the detail.
Next up was a thorough safe wash process including snow foam:
The chrome areas of the engine bay were then polished to remove some of the rust/pitting.
Engine Bay Before
Engine Bay After
Some really lovely details under the bonnet, to get some parts perfect a rechrome would be required.
Next up was a quick tidy of the interior.
The outside was then clay barred to remove any bonded contamination after the wash process.
Plenty of sap!
The paint was then treated with a pre-wax cleanser to brighten the finish and also to provide an optimum surface was Autobrite Direct’s Nano Seal – a hard wearing nanotechnology sealant with up to 1 year durability upon 2 applications.
All the other surfaces; chrome, glasswork, etc. was treated and protected as well.
An absolute pleasure working on this iconic US muscle car… an absolute beast and a stunning piece of machinery in my opinion.
Thank you to the owner for the great hospitality as always…
Thank you for looking and reading as always…