How Did A Teenager End Up Owning The "Death Proof" Chevy Nova?


Many things are possible when your dad's a pro stunt driver.

Quintin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” is a must-see movie for any film buff, Tarantino fan, or gearhead. Starring Kurt Russell as a psychopath stunt driver, one of the vehicular stars was a modified 1970 Chevrolet Nova, of which many fan-made replicas exist today. But when your dad just so happens to be a pro stunt driver who performed Russell’s insane crash scenes, life has its perks. When filming was completed, this stunt driver bought the Death Proof Nova for $500. And then he gave it to his 16-year-old son, Kanan, to use as a daily driver. Yeah. Lucky kid.

And now’s he’s working as a production assist at Hoonigan’s. He even showed up for the job interview in the Nova, and the staff just figured it was nothing more than another replica. Imagine their surprise when Kanan informed them otherwise.

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Needless to say, he got the gig, and he’s still daily driving that Nova. Of course a few modifications were done to make it better suited for things like not crashing and killing people, but there are still plenty of leftover production elements that prove this is the real deal. Chances are none of us drove something this ridiculously cool back in high school.

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