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1967 Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevy NovaThe 1967 Chevrolet Nova has its roots in the 1962 Chevy II. The original model was called the Chevy II, but the top trim lines and sportier versions got to wear the Nova nameplate. By 1968, the name Chevy II was totally out, and Nova was in. The Nova/Chevy II cars essentially rescued Chevrolet’s entry in the compact car market. Previously, the Corvair held that place in the Chevrolet brand, but it had an odd style and consumers had safety concerns.

1966 Chevrolet Nova

On the production line in 1966 for the Chevrolet division of General Motors was a compact car which would continue to be produced until 1980 and again from 1985-1988. First available in 1961, the Chevy Nova saw five generations before its final end came along. Some refer to the Nova as the Chevy II, as it was officially called, though the Nova would come to be known as the top-of-the-line series. The second generation models only lasted two model years, and the 1966 model year Chevy II is one of them (the 2nd generation spanned the short period between 1966 and 1967).