San Jacinto College Foundation auctioning 1972 Nova

02.28.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Foundation is auctioning off a 1972 Nova, with proceeds benefitting student scholarships and program support.

John Phelps, longtime San Jacinto College Foundation supporter and Pasadena resident, donated the antique car to the Foundation. The minimum bid is $18,000, and the auction is open until Thursday, March 2 at 10 a.m.

“We are extremely appreciative of this donation,” said San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan. “We know this money will go to good use by supporting students who need extra financial help to attend college. The money raised from this auction will also benefit our outstanding technical and academic programs as they continue to turn out graduates who are making a difference right here in our community.”

Powering this classic Nova is a Crate 502 Big Block—4 speed manual transmission with a Hurst Shifter. The interior is in very good condition and includes the original AM radio, front and back seat belts and bench front seats. The exterior is painted a pewter silver with a black vinyl interior. There is no rust is on the car, and the odometer mileage reads 63,864.

For more information and to place a bid, visit the Nova auction website.


About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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