1970 Chevrolet Nova Real L78 SS Build Sheet, Fathom Blue, Black int. LS5, 4-Spd AC Frame-Off

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For Sale Used 1970 Chevrolet Nova Real L78 SS Build Sheet, Fathom Blue, Black int. LS5, 4-Spd AC Frame-Off | American Dream Machines Des Moines IA 50309
Real L78 SS Build Sheet, Fathom Blue, Black int. LS5, 4-Spd AC Frame-Off
4-Speed Manual
Engine Size:
LS5 454/400+
Ext Color:
Fathom Blue
Int Color:

1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100


Real L78 1970 SS Nova documented by window sticker and partial broadcast sheet, California car,  Frame off restored with less than 50 miles and professionally painted in correct code-28, Fathom Blue with new black bucket interior and center console, Real L78 SS upgraded with freshly rebuilt 1971 LS5 replacement big block bored 30 over with 400 plus estimated horse power and  L78 parts and badging.  Factory 4 speed car with power steering, power disc brakes, upgraded with Classic Auto AC system, aluminum radiator and HEI. Rolling on brand new SS 5 spoke rally rims and new BF Goodrich white letter radials for that classic SS L78 Nova look. 


  • 2.5 year comprehensive frame-off restoration with less than 50 miles since completion 
  • Exceptional  Fresno California, west coast Nova SS body 
  • Professionally painted in code correct Fathom Blue
  • New bumpers, grill and emblems
  • Correct SS 5 spoke Rally wheels 
  • New BF Goodrich white letter TA radials 


  • New color correct factory black bucket interior was installed
  • New seat covers, door panels, carpet and headliner were installed 
  • Factory Center console with 4 speed shifter 
  • Gorgeous original dash with clear crips instrumentation 
  • New deluxe comfort grip steering wheel with tilt column 


  • Original 396/375 block has #5 rod damage through the block, but may be available from previous owner
  • Under the hood is upgraded with a fresh rebuilt 1971 LS5 454 big block engine
  • Balanced and blueprinted, bored 30 over with estimated 400+ hp and much more torque 
  • Currently replicating  the L78 look with many of the original 396/375hp engine parts used, rebuilt/resurfaced heads, forged flat top pistons,
  • Original L78 cam shaft degreed in engine, resized milled L78 rods, HEI distributor  
  • Aluminum intake Holley 780 CFM 4bbl carburetor 
  • The Muncie was worn out and a Super T10 4-speed transmission was installed for much better shifting 
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes 
  • Upgraded Classic Auto AC 
  • New 4 core aluminum radiator 
  • Big tube ceramic coated headers and 3 inch exhaust 


  • Frame-off restored 
  • 12-bolt posit-traction rear end 355 gears 
  • Heavy duty SS suspension 
  • New FlowMaster exhaust
  • New gas tank 

American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.

1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Showroom 515-245-9100

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