1969 Chevrolet Nova LS7 454 4-speed

The holy grail of muscle !


Year 1969
Make Chevrolet
Model Nova LS7 454 4-speed
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8-LS7
Engine Size 454
Estimated HP aprox. 500+
Heads LS7
Carburetor 4bbl Holley
Intake Alu 4bbl
Ignition MSD hei
Transmission Type Manual
Transmission Spec 4-Speed
Exhaust Type Dual with headers
Muffler Type
Interior Color Black
Seating Type Buckets
Seat Material
Shifter Type Floorshifter with console
Restoration Status Restored
Awards Summary
Body Style Coupe
Doors 2
Body Color Black
Paint type 2 stage
Front Suspension Type Shocks
Rear Suspension Type Hotchkiss leafs
Axle Specification Moser muscle pack rear with a 3.73 gears
Wheels Alu wheels
Front Brakes Discs
Rear Brakes Drums
Miscellaneous Super nice and mean looking classic Nova. This car, like all PTTM quality cars, has received a complete check-up and engine and drivetrain tests, everything is in great shape and the car is ready to be enjoyed it is on our showroom floor so come and see it!
Bodywork & Trim

Straight and smooth solid rust free body and floors. Spotless trunk with the correct Chevy splash coating applied. The deep black PPG paint has a great shine and a several layers of base clear coat that looks just stunning on this car. All the trim pieces and all the chrome is in excellent condition. Just a great looking all restored car with fresh new paint and no rust anywhere.


Completely rebuild (with invoices) Chevy XCH suffix coded LS7 Big Block engine with forged pistons, forged cranck and rod's, fully rebuild heads with special grinded hydro roller lifter cam by howards . Aluminium Edelbrock performer intake with new Holley 4bbl carb and high flow water and oil pump. All new bearings, seals and internals. This holy grail of Chevy engines is estimated to push out close to 500HP or more. The engine is also completely checked and compression tested in our shop and is as new with only test miles driven.


Rebuild Muncie manual 4 speed transmission with new clutch and pressure plates and new shifter hooked up to a new driveshaft and an all new heavy duty Moser 12 bolt rear axle with bearings ( no C clips ) and all new 3.73 rear and gear ( also comes with a street 3.33 gear set) and a limited slip diff. All new suspension system with Hotchkiss Tubular A arms and shocks in front and new Hotchkiss leafs at the rear and a set of Hotchkiss subframe connectors.


Restored interior with the rare Nova Bucket seats, new door panels, headliner and carpeting. Manual 4 speed shifter with console that helds 4 additional autometer gauges and a Monster tacho. Rosewood sports steering wheel. All in all a very clean and sports styled interior that needs nothing.

General discription


Another great find by PTTM, and we are proud to be able to offer it to our clients! this genuine 1969 Chevrolet Nova with SS options and packed with the holy grail of Chevrolet Big blocks, the famous LS7 454! big block, hooked up to a Muncie manual 4 speed transmission and 12 bolt rear-end with 3,73 gears and limited slip dif. A great performance package.

This is a true classic Muscle car in every sense of the word. Something that's very rare these days with most cars getting incorrect engines installed and their unique body style changed or hacked up.. but not this beast !, its the real deal. 

This 69 Nova is a true beast and more or less also a "Sleeper", a car that's mean and stealthy but on the outside you would not be able to tell the difference between a stock Nova and the true power this car has which is great fun. This car is faster than most other classic muscle cars or even most modern day sports cars!

This beauty is completely restored and the complete engine, drivetrain, all suspension and brake components are new or restored. The car comes with a map with invoices and documents of its restoration. More than 30k was invested in the drivetrain alone. We think the base car was a true Big block Nova SS as it has all the correct features.

Its completely rust free and straight and the car appears to be all original inside and out and never seen any problems in its previous live. So a perfect base to build this bad boy out of. The car is also built on a genuine V8 SS nova base and not a slant six body as the vin of the car proves that. 

The paint on the car is stunning and its deep piano black paint has a great shine. All the chrome, emblems, trim and glass are in very good as new condition. The underside of the car is also very clean and coated with a anti-rust protection. All suspension and brake and steering components are also new. We think for its asking price you cant build a car of this magnitude and that is if you could even find a true and original LS7 engine to install in it !

The interior features comfortable and rare Bucket seats and everything is clean, restored as new and functional. The black interior has the real atmosphere of how a genuine muscle car should be. The sports steering wheel has a great grip and the additional autometer gauges and monstertach keeps you informed about the engines condition. It also just looks very sporty and let other guys that look inside now that there is something going on under that black steel cowl induction hood. 

The LS7 454 cui Big block in this black beauty is considered to be the best Chevrolet produced in the early 70's and it was too powerful to ever made into a genuine factory production car. The engine was developed to follow up the monster LS6 engine to beat all other Muscle car engines of the day like the 426 Hemi and Fords Super Cobra Jet engines. The LS7 was the holey grail of 454 big block in the late 60's and early 70's. The engine had many improved parts and a 4,00 crank and 4 bolt main caps, special rod's and pistons ( floating) and pushed out close to 475hp factory HP against the LS6 with 425 hp factory HP. 

However by the time it was ready for production the fuel crisis kicked in and the demand for these monster engines dropped. The engine was then only available through Chevy's aftermarket department and sold to however wanted this monster in is car. Many of the factory LS7 engines were then very successfully used in the racing world and sold to guys who just wanted the fastest and baddest factory performance engine they could get to drop in their muscle cars. 

The Nova you see here is one of very few cars that was equipped with this monster 454cui LS7 engine by its last owner. The engine is completely balanced and blueprinted and now has an even better intake, long tube headers and a special grind hydraulic roller cam and roller lifters for easy maintenance and reliability instead of the original solid lifter cam type that normally always give trouble in big blocks. All in all we estimate the big block pushes out an easy 500hp or more.

The engine is also a correct 1969 LS7 suffix code engine so very correct for this cars production year. Its more or less a tribute to what the Chevy Copo department or guys like Don Yenko could have build if only Chevy had let them or the demand for muscle cars would have been what it was before the fuel crisis and before exhaust fumes became an issue. 

This makes this 69' Nova one of the baddest classic muscle cars around with its monster engine, Muncie manual trans and 12 bolt rear axle and its 3.73 gears. This car is not for the fainthearted but for guys who really want a taste of what a real 70's muscle car felt like to drive. The combination of a "light weight" Nova and this engine and drivetrain combination is the best you can get if you love the real muscle classics. 

The fact that this Nova was also produced in the most desirable production model year, 1969, makes it even more desirable as those were the days when the fastest and baddest muscle cars were build and sold on the markets. The car is spotless, rust free and ready to be driven and doesn't need anything.  

The car is great fun to drive and it handles very good. Its all that you could want in a real classic Muscle car and more. The car gets thumbs up everywhere you take it and it kicks ass with anyone trying to beat you at the stop signs. Great fun. The only thing that maybe gives away to others that it might have performance potential are its extra wide rear tires and the Weld alu racing wheels. Something that gives this car just that little more.

However, for the true sleeper fan we can always also sell the car with any other tire and wheel combo that you might want installed, no problem. On request, we can add or change anything you like to see changed or added to the car. So don't hesitate to ask us, were here to get you the car you love. 

So if you want something really special and completely restored inside and out, with a completely pro build high quality drivetrain, all new suspension, brake and steering systems and all new paint and interior, that will give its owner great fun and pleasure to drive, with a stealthy "sleeper" style look, than this might be the car for you.

So don't wait too long as cars like this one that are really hard and rare to find these days mostly don't hang around our showroom for long. Prices of these classics, especially quality build cars will keep ricing and ricing for years to come as they are just becoming rarer to find and the demand for them is higher than ever. This means that with this car you will not only have an amazing quality ride, but it's also a great investment for your money. 

A walk around video will follow soon !


Some of its additional options are :


  • - SS package
  • - 454 LS7 Big block
  • - 12 bolt Moser rear axle
  • - Lim slip diff & 3.73 gears

  • - Power disc brakes

  • - Bucket seats!

  • - Deluxe interior

  • - Custom Weld racing wheels **

  • - Rosewood steering wheel

  • - Autometer console

  • - Floor shifter

  • - Monster tacho

  • - Steel cowl induction hood

  • - Performance Suspension
  • - Subframe connectors

  • And more!

    ** On request we can also install factory original 15-inch rally wheels. (see sample picture) or other style wheels. 


But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!


- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included

- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.

- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) 

- For outside EU export prices or business prices please contact our sales department


- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland / Europe. 


And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday, and we can sell the car only once! So don't wait or hesitate but call our sales today. 

Price in euros
€ 64750,-

Price includes all cost

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