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Nova Kit Car


Detailed below are the specifications of the car as it currently stands today :



The car is made up of two Chassis Mated together

·        VW 1302-S rear (i.e. IRS). Rear chassis was registered 1st Aug 1971

·        Front – VW 1500 front end (i.e. Discs)

·        Floor Pan – Dropped 4 inches with 3mm mild steel panels

·        Front beam stiffeners / support from Unique Vehicle and Accessory co ltd

·        Gearshift and handbrake moved back about 5 inches

·        Pedals slightly shortened


·        1302-S gearbox & clutch

Front Suspension

·        Standard VW shocks with coil-overs, slightly softened and raised suspension (2 small leaves removed from each tube). Sway-A-way front end adjuster and widener. 

Rear Suspension

·        Heavy Duty spring plates (adjustable) from UVA, UVA uprated shocks.

·        All else standard except added “Turn six sway-away-bar” from Pace Setter Inc


·        1989 Alfa Romeo 33 - 1.7cc Cloverleaf, with twin Weber carburetors – Engine fully rebuilt in 2006

·        Alfasud to VW adapter kit from Laser Cars Ltd


·        Alfasud Unit

·        Kenlowe KLM 1416 automatic thermal control fan system


·        Custom Made with parts from Custom Chrome

Rear Brakes

·        Volkswagen Beetle Disks (modified to fit over from modified rear drum hubs)

·        Lancia Delta Calipers (with handbrake lever)

·        VW 1500 brake master (2 circuit), with added manual adjustable front / rear bias valve.

Front Brakes

·        Standard Beetle Disks

·        Citroen Visa Calipers mounted via modified plate added to hub carrier


·        Triumph Dolomite rack and pinion Unit mated to standard VW beetle track rod ends·        Austin Maestro steering column and switch gear (circa 1989)


·        Mark II Nova

·        Modified Pop-Up headlights

·        Modified rear flat panel for engine cover

·        Type 3 rear end modified for Ferrari 355 round lights

·        Rear view mirrors are modified electric Buick Century

Pop Up Light Motor & lights

·        Triumph TR7 Motors

·        Main Beam: AS191 90mm Diameter “bulls-eye”

·        Full Beam AS193 90mm


·        Recaro – From Capri and narrowed by 1.5 inches

Roof Canopy Hinge

·        Special Stainless Steel adjustable unit

Roof Pump

·        Smith Mini Pack

·        Heavy duty rams 

Side Windows

·        Custom Made aluminum frames

·        Side opening / removable rear glass panels (mini type opening catch)

Switch Gear / Dash / Side Pockets

·        Mark II Dashboard

·        Mark II side pockets

·        VDO gauges and Triumph dolomite sensor gauge

·        Austin Princess switches

Centre Console

·        Custom made centre console with 3 storage compartments


·        Fire Suppression system with 2 spray nozzles in engine bay and activating lever in the passenger side foot well

·        Remote lever release for bonnet and rear louvre

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