Back in my early years, I didn’t know a whole lot about cars. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t tell you the difference between a 6 and an 8 cylinder, or what a glass-pack was. That’s probably why I passed up a 350 1970 Chevy Nova and a 283 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. Well the Chevelle was the first car I looked at and the other Nova…who knows. Anyway I purchased this one, a 250 cid 1972 Nova with a Powerglide transmission for $900.
All was well at the test drive, but the trip home yielded a trail of blue smoke. Well, remember that not-knowing thing? Well, my father and a friend of his rebuilt the motor while it was still in the car. Yeah, should have opted for a big block, but remember…I was young!
That car taught me the basics, so when I purchased my next car I did things a little different!