I moved here close to 3 years ago. He had that car in the back of his house with the original paint, engine, and interior. I watched as he slowly brought that beast back to life and up to today's specs. Still to this date I hear him working on the car every other day. Always tweaking, always changing, always adjusting. He's to that car what I am to PCs and gaming.
I'm far from an expert on classic cars as someone who spends a majority of his time playing around in the exotic car scene... That said Chevy has a special place in my heart and that is a very cool find. I've never seen a Chevy Nova before so you've shown me something new. I'd be very interested in hearing his story of his history with that car.