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13-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi guys,
I've had an email from the seller of a Nova shell to see if anyone here is interested.

Hi just letting you guys at nova owners club know that I have a full nova shell Inc some extras I have had it stored on the farm for 17 years it's in really fab shape I am going to put it on ebay very soon but if you know anyone whose been looking for a one i can send some photos if there interested before it goes to auction

If anyone is interested let me know and I will get more details.

13-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Some more info for you...

it's complete with canopy no windscreen only one side glass can't find other one at moment it's got hydraulic roof pump all bottom side panels on body new engine lid never fitted rear light panel but it's the old one the roof is a mk1 I have had it in the barn for approximate 17 to 18 years I was a member of club nova then. The body is matt black no cracks only repair is wear battery goes.it would make a real nice car I have other bits for it there is no log book as it's just a shell I also have a mint never welded vw floor pan of a 67 bug I'll get some pics to you in day or two the shell is In county durham any body wanting a good shell would not be disappointed with this one.

14-11-2012, 03:43 PM
Some photos:

Is anyone interested in this?

15-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Wow, what an awesome find. I know I would be if I was there in the UK. I'd love to be able to build one from the start with a virgin shell, and this is pretty damn close.

15-11-2012, 06:25 AM
Price wise all he said is he wants good offers.

If anyone is interested drop me a PM and ill send you his email address.


15-11-2012, 12:23 PM
Fantastic. I've got a feeling it's actually a Mark 2 due to the roofline above the top of the windscreen and the bonnet.

15-11-2012, 05:56 PM
Dan, could you PM his details please?

I am more interested in what else he could have on the farm... I heard that there was a farm with a Nova shell and Avante lay around near County Durham, by the looks of things for some time, and am wondering if this could be the same place.


15-11-2012, 06:13 PM
I was going to suggest it was more Mk2 than anything, though the text said only that the canopy is Mk1, it looks a little high at the front but the pictures are a bit too dark to be sure about anything really - the rest of it looks fairly Elam to me! And while it's tempting, I'm not taking any more projects on at the moment. Definitely..... Probably... :whistling:

15-11-2012, 09:25 PM
I spoke to the guy earlier today, he was very helpful and interested, and we have a deal. The accident damage to my shell has distorted it and I have several panels missing. Hopefully picking up next week.

The GBS Zero is finished and registered so hopefully I can concentrate on Novas now!

15-11-2012, 10:18 PM
Glad someone here was able to make use of it :)

16-11-2012, 12:13 PM
If only there was just one person or company that could buy up all the irreplaceable Novas and SSs and store them, restore them and make parts and accessories like some other low volume cars like the Bond Bug, MG bug eye, VW beetle, Lotus, Deloren, etc.
I know Tim Naylor saved the SS moulds and was willing to make parts and even tried to redesign it, bring it up to date and to fit the MR2 gear but total lack of interest has seen the moulds go to Wexford via Ebay and disappear.

The fact is there are very few people who take kit cars seriously, seeing them as a cheap, disposable play thing to be hacked, chopped and destroyed in the name of ‘personalising’ or just scrapped because of fickle ‘project’ owners who loose interest or ‘family’ intervention. Of the 140+ cars on the Eagle register (all models) no more than a dozen are known to be anything like roadworthy, much less on the road, (including mine, which although it’s up on the ramp and being worked on, slowly, is still 99% original, in one piece and in fact capable of being driven). Ten years ago there were at least 50.
One factor is of course the high cost of having a second ‘fun’ vehicle on the road, so it sits there, clogging up the drive/yard/garage combined with ‘er in doors’ nagging the fact it is doing so.
Another is the reduction in ‘disposable’ income and lack of time caused by increased pressure at work due to the ‘burn out and replace’ culture in companies today who treat workers as disposable, easily replaced drones to be squeezed to an inch of their endurance and mental capacity, not an asset to be nurtured. :cursing:
Rant over.

16-11-2012, 01:59 PM
Crikey Peter, I think you need a topic all for yourself. It could be called 'RANT'. A place to let off steam.

17-11-2012, 11:34 AM
Wot a good idea, DON! :whistling:

18-11-2012, 12:21 AM
Calm down, calm down,........................now where have I heard that before

18-11-2012, 12:58 PM
Good man get it off your chest :D