A 427 Nova has haunted me since 1970 or 1971. I was over at a friend's house, a guy up the street from him had a hot Chevelle. Some guy in a black Nova came to see him. As he left he drove by us and WOW. I remember it was all black, had a stinger hood, sounded BAD, and had 427 in red by the side marker lights in front, a Dana 60, and I think Cragers on the front with plain black wheels on the rear. I especially remember seeing 427 on the side and the sound. It had a reputation as a very bad a** car but I was too young to drive to know more about it . I saw it in Lee's Summit, MO which is about 10 miles from Dickey Harrell’s shop. Could it have been one of his cars? If I only would have been just a little older I could have found out a lot more about the car. A year or so after I saw it the guy had it setting next to his driveway with the engine and transmission out of it. Heard something let go in the engine. It sat there like that for at least a couple of years. Finally another guy in town bought the car. He did not put the 427 back in it. I doubt his son could have handled it. He put a 350 in it with a tunnel ram, put huge nasty flairs on the back, and painted it yellow with disgusting stripes. Well you can see how this ends up; the son wrecks the Nova and it was scrapped. Scrapped it . If I only woulda known then what I know now. The ’66 L79 Nova in town I missed is another story.