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That's a nice 1970 L78 Nova SS 396. Brings back memories of the one I had. It was a GM Canada documented 1970 L78 Nova SS, one of the last exported for sale in Canada at the end of June, 1970. As mentioned in the article, the 396 in 1970 was actually 402 CID. Mine was a THM400 and unbelievably fast. You couldn't shift a 4 speed as fast as that automatic. It's why Fred Gibb ordered all his L78s with THM400 transmissions instead of 4 speeds.

One thing not mentioned in the Hemming's article is the dual snorkel air cleaner that was introduced near the end of big block Nova production in 1970. I thought mine was incorrect until I talked to Wayne Bushey at NNN who informed me about it's rarity. Picture below.

Bob
 

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