At Daily Rubber we pride ourselves in not being car snobs, we have an appreciation for many types of vehicles, whether they are brand new, restored, exotic, classic or really cool hot rods. Now we must admit that out of all the vehicles we listed there is a special place in our hearts for what is known as a sleeper.
We have a weird attraction to certain cars that in some cases would ordinarily be ignored by mainstream car guys; I guess you can say that we like cars that can be considered underdogs.
A while back we did an article called “Hey Joe, Your Car Is Ugly” that proved how much we love an underdog. This week we have a similar story about a car guy named Dru Diesner and his 1972 Chevy Nova dubbed the super sleeper.
Sleeper cars are very mild looking and unassuming, and Dru’s Nova is no different. The car has its original green manufacturer paint job, genuine patina from an unrestored car of this age and a pretty modest interior, minus the roll cage and big red parachute button.
At an initial glance it is a very ordinary ’72 Nova but what makes this car extraordinary is what you don’t see on the surface.
Hidden under the skin is a mixture of creative and technical components that propagates its ‘wolf in in sheep’s clothing’ persona; starting with its reinforced subframe to the monster motor that is under the hood.
This Nova packs a huge punch with its twin supercharged LS motor, water-air intercoolers, approximately 1200 horsepower and more torque than you can shake a stick at.
But we’re not going to ramble on about it, take a look at the video below and let us know what you think.
Do you have an interesting car or truck that you love? If so, tell us about it in the comment section below. We would love to see a picture if you have one to share (just email it to us) with a brief description and who knows it might end up as a featured article on Daily Rubber or our social media.