When we spotted our Nova on Craigslist in October of 2009, it looked cherry—at least on the screen. It boasted lots of cool stuff we thought we were going to use, like a rebuilt 350, a rebuilt Turbo 400, new gauges, Flowmaster exhaust, and headers. They were asking $6K and we paid $5K. Sounds like a good deal, but as we soon found out, it was way too much. Complete list of things we kept: The radiator and the black plates.