What year did the chevy nova come out

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  • The Chevy Nova was introduced as an economical small car but evolved into one it only took Chevrolet a year to bring out the Super Sport (SS) version of the Nova. but comes up woefully short in the torque department (lb-ft of torque).

    But it didn't start out as the Chevy Nova not quite, anyway. This was the only year that the Chevy II Nova SS was available as a convertible.

    II Nova in the December issue: "In effect, this hot version (SS ) comes off Fred Gibb Chevrolet and Dick Harrell saw the new car's race-winning In , the new was the Nova's base V-8; the was phased out in to be offered in the Nova through (when the engine was bumped to a

    As with other GM vehicles, locking steering columns were incorporated into the Nova. Just Ask Denny Jorgensen. This engine came with multiple horsepower ratings, and in non-SS cars, delivered or horsepower, depending on whether the engine was equipped with a two- or four-barrel carburetor. Although the front subframe design was a Chevy II-exclusive design, the Camaro introduced a year earlier was the first to incorporate such a design; the redesigned Chevy II was pushed a year back to instead of Highly prized and sought after, these specialty low production Novas bring top dollar at auctions today and are the epitome of the muscle car era.

    The History of the Chevy II/Nova |

    This year saw the Chevy II nameplate finally retire, leaving the car to simply be called Nova. To add a little of a performance look to the car, non-functional, decorative air vents were added to the front fenders. The cubic-inch V8 got you a whopping horsepower, and was never available with a four-barrel carburetor. As in previous years, the 90 horsepower cubic-inch four cylinder was available, but since it had very little power, not many were ordered just over 6, produced in This year, the six-cylinder engine options revolved around the cubic-inch Turbo-Thrift delivering horsepower and the cubic-inch Turbo-Thrift engine with horsepower.

    Stepping up to the cubic-inch V8 got you a whopping horsepower. Next on the small-block list was the cubic-inch engine. This engine came with multiple horsepower ratings, and in non-SS cars, delivered or horsepower, depending on whether the engine was equipped with a two- or four-barrel carburetor.

    This was probably the result of the different air filter housing that was used. Big-block options gave buyers the cubic-inch engine with either , or horsepower. But just like in , if a buyer wanted more cubes, they had to look to an alternative outlet.

    This created a very limited number of cars that are highly sought after today. The six-cylinder engine saw use of the Three-speed manual, Torque-Drive, Powerglide, or the new Turbo three-speed automatic. When the cubic-inch big-block was ordered, the limited choices gave buyers a three- or four-speed manual, or the Turbo Yenko buyers found either the close-ratio Muncie four speed with a Hurst shifter, or a Turbo with Hurst Dual-Gate shifter placed in their cars.

    So we have to ask, if you could go back and order your Nova today, would you choose the fire-breathing Yenko, or the more streetable small-block ? Let us know in the comment section below. Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from Chevy Hardcore, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE! We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

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