Chevrolet Nova

Real SS? 1971 Chevrolet Nova SS

It’s not easy to prove that a third-generation Chevy Nova is a real Super Sport or a clone. The VIN and cowl tag don’t have any telltale signs so it would take things like a build sheet or window… more»

523 HP “Project Nova”: 1968 Chevy II

Chevrolet’s second compact, the Chevy II, debuted in 1962 (the first was the Corvair). Over time, it would evolve into more than an economy car, especially when it came to the 1968 redesign. Before you knew it, you could… more»

434 SBC + Tremec 5-Speed! 1962 Chevrolet Nova

I’ve long been a fan of the Chevrolet Nova, especially the third-generation cars, but the early models sort of have a charm all their own and when you run across one that’s been given all the right stuff there’s… more»

Well-Kept Compact: 1966 Chevrolet Nova

In 1962, Chevrolet offered not one but two compact cars: the unconventional Corvair (rear-mounted, air-cooled engine) and the conventional Chevy II/Nova (front-mounted, water-cooled engine). The Chevy II was launched in response to the success that Ford was having with… more»

Real SS? 1972 Chevrolet Nova

Having owned a ’73 Chevrolet Nova in my youth, I can really appreciate the durability of these cars and how easy the 350 is to work on and keep running well.  But I sort of sneaked something in when… more»

21k Original Mile Survivor: 1966 Chevrolet Nova

It is fair to say that we have seen our share of Chevrolet Novas over more than a decade at Barn Finds. Most have been SS versions with a V8 under the hood, but this 1966 model blows in… more»

California Drag Car: 1968 Chevrolet Nova

The third generation of the Chevy II/Nova was introduced in 1968 and it was an instant success.  Production increased by more than 70% over 1967 and would continue to grow as the car evolved through 1974. The Nova was… more»

Concours d’Lemons Contender: 1977 Chevrolet Nova

If you haven’t heard of the Concours d’Lemons, this arrival of this Nova onto these pages is a perfect time to get acquainted with this august event. Celebrating the absolute worst of the automotive world – deficient engineering, wretched… more»

ZZ3 345-hp Powerplant: 1973 Chevrolet Nova

Chevy treated the popular Nova compact to a sheet metal refresh in 1973, creating a bulkier-looking car in the process. A new body style was added for 1973-74, a 3-door hatchback, which turned out to be one of every… more»

Rare 327/4-Speed: 1965 Chevrolet Nova 400

Buyers in the know could order their new 1965 Nova 400 with a tasty drivetrain combination. That is the case with our feature car, which is 1-of-319 featuring the range-topping L74 version of the company’s iconic 327ci V8. The… more»

Car Port Find: 1975 Chevrolet Nova

“Nuttin’ Fancy” would be one way to describe this 1975 Chevrolet Nova. OK, so it’s a Nova “Custom” but it was still a pretty basic, compact ride back in its day. But as with anything, what’s really common can… more»

Assembly Required: 1966 Chevy II

The Chevy II was the second compact launched by the company in the 1960s. As the Corvair, with its air-cooled, rear-engine set-up was unorthodox by Detroit standards, Chevrolet went with a smaller version of a conventional car in 1962… more»

396/4-Speed! 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS

Chevrolet didn’t waste much time in creating an SS version of their compact offering, with the Super Sport option appearing on the 1963 models just one year after the Chevy II/Nova made its debut.  In the beginning, the SS… more»

Original Paint: 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS

Upon visiting your neighborhood Chevy dealer in 1970, you could order a Nova Super Sport with a 350 cubic inch V8 or the 396 big-block, which was the last year it would be offered in the compact. This Nova… more»

Original 350/4-Speed: 1974 Chevrolet Nova

By 1974, Chevrolet offered Nova buyers a single V8 engine option. While the energy crisis saw some buyers turning their attention to smaller and more efficient vehicles, the Nova continued to sell in impressive numbers. This 1974 Nova features… more»

Numbers-Matching 396: 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS

The late sixties could be some fun times at your Chevrolet dealership when it came to the Chevy II.  The car finally dropped its former badge in 1969 and officially became known as simply the Nova, and the design… more»