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1970 Chevrolet Nova will be selling with No Reserve at our 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

 

In 1962, the Chevy II hit the U.S. market as a back-to-basics compact family car. At the time, Americans were buying small vehicles, and Chevrolet wanted in on the action. Thus, a star was born.

Because the Chevy II was targeted to compete with Ford’s new Falcon compact, Chevrolet kept the car simple, effective, and inexpensive. It was offered as 2-door coupes, 2-door and 4-door sedans, and station wagons. The Nova was an up-level trim option that was also available in a convertible top version.

Once the muscle car craze took off in 1967, Detroit’s Chevy II evolved into the Nova SS.

Along with its new name, the Nova was equipped with a 350ci small-block engine rated at 295hp, along with a heavy-duty suspension setup and lots of other performance hardware.

Little did Chevrolet know that these cars would be restored, modified and “souped-up” for years to come. Today, Novas are among the most sought-after vehicles by muscle car enthusiasts worldwide.

This 1970 Chevrolet Nova, powered by an LS3 V8 engine rated at 650hp backed by a Stage-7 4L60 automatic transmission, was built by Customs by Bigun for JRi Shocks to debut at the SEMA Show. It’s easy to see why this particular car was nicknamed “Super Nova,” a reference to one of the most powerful astronomical events in outer space.

This no-expense-spared build is equipped with a complete Detroit Speed suspension with JRi Hydraulic Ride Height System and the patented JRi JRide electronic damping control system. For driver convenience, the hydraulics can be adjusted from inside the car with its JRi suspension screen housed in the center console.

Another unique element seen on this stellar Nova is its hydroformed subframe with upper and lower control arms. While it sits on a set of 18-inch 3-piece forged wheels from Detroit Speed, the builder left some room for larger wheel and tire combinations with its 9-inch rear end and 4-link setup with mini-tubs.

When it comes to bringing this beauty to a stop from complete orbit, 6-piston Baer brakes adorn all four corners with 14-inch rotors.

The interior has been customized with an attractive dash highlighting the new LED command center with a Kenwood stereo unit and the suspension screen directly below. The center console is also home to a Lokar shifter.

The seats are from TMI, and a Vintage Air climate-control unit keeps things hot or cool as needed. A Flaming River steering column with a classic 3-spoke wheel, power windows and a full roll cage front to back round out the interior upgrades.

Since its SEMA debut, Super Nova has been repainted in white and given a black side stripe complemented by two black hood scoops.

Custom exhaust, shaved door handles, and recessed bumpers further solidify this car’s star power.

This luminous “Super Nova” is sure to shine when it crosses the block. It will be offered with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, held April 7-9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: STARSTRUCK: Known As “Super Nova,” This 1970 Chevrolet Nova Will Light Up The Block In Palm Beach
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1970-chevrolet-nova-will-light-up-the-block-in-palm-beach/
Published Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 16:12:06 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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