A One of a Kind 1966 Chevy Nova II SS “Red Devil” by Kindig-It Design

A One of a Kind 1966 Chevy Nova II SS “Red Devil” by Kindig-It Design

To explain the title above, the 1966 Chevy Nova II SS that Dave Kindig, the builder behind Bitchin’ Rides TV Show brought back, packs things in pairs. As such, the muscular monster possesses two turbines, a forward and two-seater ratio, among other things.

And while the brief description above doesn’t even come close to covering this piece of America, you should know that construction was completed in 2017, after twelve months of work. The result was the exact opposite of what the average Chevy II represents.

Now, said pedigree comes from the ATI Powerglide transmission, which seems just as important to the intake tract as the engine it’s attached to. We are dealing with a 683ci unit from Nelson Racing Engines. With an aluminum block and heads, a 2,200-hp V8 is plugged in (yes, it’s all about “two” power), while its full potential typically sits at around 4,000 hp.

Since this type of powertrain would be a lot more than the stock chassis could handle, it was replaced by a custom unit, with modern front suspension and four-link hardware in the rear.

As with the other Kindig designs we’ve discussed, the rear of the car has been modified to accommodate the brutal Pirelli 405/25 R24 tires wrapped around the Billet Specialty Reaper wheels, in an effort to put all that muscle down. For the record, we find 225/35 R20 wheels up front.

Stoppers were clearly on the list of upgrades and we’re talking six-piston grabbers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear.

As you can imagine, the rolling goodies require serious body modifications. For example, the rear wheel vents gained an extra six inches, while the rockers gained two inches. The folded fenders and flush door handles are another signature of the famous designer, while the entire range is covered in Mercedes Hibiscus Red paint.

Stepping inside, the factory-like dashboard houses custom instruments, while the two-seater design features Corbeau hardware. And given the all-red cabin’s lavish nature, the roll cage added to the car stays out of sight.

As with Kindig-It Enterprises, the machine traded for more than $200,000, receiving at least $260,000 in January of last year, via the 48th annual Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction in Scottsdale.

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