Nova Kit Car Review from UK and Ireland

1972 Nova Kit Car 1.6 twin carb

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership1984
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin carb Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carNova Kit Car


The ultimate seventies kit car


The engine was replaced due to vandalism. Sand was poured into the fuel tank.

Speedometer cable snapped.

General Comments:

The car was very quick and handled very well.

My car was factory built (number 12), but they can also be kit built.

My car was fitted with a remote control electric hydraulic canopy.

Near horizontal seating position.

No luggage or boot space.

Real eye catcher and a great posing car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

31st Jul 2006, 06:31

Just a thought, how would you get out if the car ended up on its roof?

30th Aug 2006, 15:54

The hydraulic gas rams that operate the canopy are strong enough to lift the Nova if it should ever happen to be the wrong way up!

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review