The vehicle in question is referred to as a 1970 Postal Nova, and the owner believes it to be an extremely unusual item, possibly one of the few surviving examples. The term “postal” may be associated with a very basic-style model, but its connection to mail delivery isn’t clear.
The interior of the car features a plain design with a basic bench seat, and the only notable equipment is a CB radio added at some point. The absence of a right-side steering column, typical for USPS vehicles, raises questions about its postal association.
Under the hood, there’s a 153 CI 4-cylinder engine, claimed to be the original powerplant, contributing to the no-frills motif. The 4-cylinder Novas are sometimes referred to as “postal” due to this engine’s use in some postal Jeeps. The car is reported to run well with a 3-speed manual transmission and column shifter.
The body is said to be all-original, with one repaint done several years ago. Some damage on the passenger side quarter panel and developing rust on the lower extremities are noted. The south side is reportedly clean, and the images suggest a sturdy base behind the surface rust.
As for the future of the car, the owner contemplates whether to restomod, restore, clone SS, preserve, or take other actions. The decision depends on personal preferences, intended use, and the desired level of originality. Whether to maintain its unique character or modify it for a specific purpose is a choice that often reflects the owner’s vision for the vehicle.