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Chevy Nova and Ford Falcon Van – Fillmore Place, Brooklyn

August 20th, 2009 by Michael

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Spotting one classic is good but capturing two in the same frame is even better. That’s just what happened while strolling Fillmore Place, a one-street historical district in Williamsburg that Henry Miller described as “the most enchanting street I have ever seen in all my life” in his 1938 semi-autobiographical novel “Tropic of Capricorn”.

We don’t think many people have described the Nova, also known as the Chevy II, as enchanting but the hot headed compact became a favorite among pink-slip-hungry drag racers when they realized the engine bay could accommodate a honking V8. Chevy wisely began offering V8s as factory options in ‘64 and, for ‘65, the 5.3L (327 cid) V8 debuted in the SS with up to 300 horsepower. This immaculate, generation 1 (‘62-’65) example looks mean with its 5-spoke wheels and custom metallic red paint. It’s for sale in case you’re interested.

Parked behind the Nova was an equally cherry Ford Falcon Van (‘61-’67). While this isn’t our first Falcon Van sighting, we do enjoy the red paint and custom 5 spoke wheels. We wonder if there is a single owner for these two meticulously maintained and similarly modified classics.  

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