NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace is still a gearhead through and through. This is his ’66 Nova which is heading to Barrett Jackson soon. Rusty is somebody that knows how to drive, and this car was built to handle! The car was originally purchased at an auction and had been flipped after some damage. Rusty brought the Chevy II to Ambition Road to fix it right.
Under the hood is a modern 6.2-liter LS3 engine that pumps out 538HP complete with an Eddie Motorsports serpentine set up. That power goes through a Tremec 6-speed transmission then to a Currie Wavetrac 9″ differential. The front suspension is a complete Detroit Speed subframe and in the rear the car sports a set of Detroit Speed mini tubs but surprisingly doesn’t feature a DSE Quadra-Link. “I’ve gone over 200MPH into corners on leaf springs and they’ve always worked just fine,” Rusty stated. Ambition Road upgraded to a set of composite leaf’s and mounted them inboard to allow for larger wheels.
The wheels are a set of Boze Forged 3-piece Traction wheels. They are an 18×9.5″ for the front and a 19×10.5″ for the rear. They were custom painted the same color as the car, a custom formulated Champagne paint by Chip Foose. Inside the wheels at all four corners is a set of Wilwood disc brakes – 6 piston in front and 4 piston in the rear.
On the inside the Nova sports a custom Hot Rod Interior by Chuck where he used a supple Amber leather throughout. The dash was fitted with Dakota Digital gauges, and a complete Vintage Air set up keeps Rusty cool in the summer months. A Pioneer sound system keeps the tunes rocking all day long. The cherry on top is a set of Clayton Machine Works pedals.
Custom touches include the front and rear spoiler set up, while the rest of the exterior remains fairly stock.