The strategy of the Bow Tie Bad Boys team was wise: Find a muscle-era Chevy that's already in good condition and use the balance of the budget to make it better. This Nova purchased by Chevy High's Bob Mehlhoff was a perfect choice, as it met the aforementioned criteria while leaving plenty of budget to play with. Plus, it was local. The Nova's recent orange coat was quite nice, even close up. The cameras love it. The interior was redone in stock style but with tweed inserts, and the 327 had mild performance upgrades. Even the suspension was sound. This Nova is a true SS.