It began in December 1959, when a vehicle with the codename H-35 was created by Chevrolet. The design was created and was to sit between the full size models and the compact models that Chevrolet had already produced. This car became better known as the Chevy II, and had a six or four cylinder engine, which was designed as an economical vehicle with power. Introduction of this vehicle happened in 1961 on the 29th September, and was named the Chevy Nova.
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II
It was in 1967 that Chevrolet created a series called the Chevy II, this was made up of the Nova Super Sport, the 100 Series and the Nova Series. Although, there were very few changes to the different models, the changes that were made in 1967 was the Chevy II nameplate added to the door on the driver’s side and an anodized aluminum grille, which had a center bar design that was horizontal.
Back in 1964 the Chevy Nova was given ‘muscle car’ status, due to the powerful engine it had been given and the weight of the vehicle having been lowered. The small engine block became eight cylinder and was 283 cubic inches, and depending on the engines configuration 195 – 220 horsepower could be produced. This enabled the vehicle to go from 0 – 60 in 11.3 seconds and in 18 seconds a quarter mile could be accomplished.
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS
The smallest muscle car that was built by Chevy was the Nova Super Sport, the Nova Super Sport emblem SS was added to the driver’s side, there were accent stripes added to the body side, it also had lower body moldings and the grille was special because it was accented in black. Vinyl interior was designed throughout and in the front they had added Strato bucket seats. Chevy also added a steering wheel that had three spokes and the fender scripts were Super Sport as well.
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Before the Nova Super Sport in 1968, was given its performance package, the Nova SS in 1969 was restyled. It was given the L79 option which was new and gave this vehicle an amazing 350 horsepower. Although, the Nova was longer being fitted with the L79 engine or available with it, there were still a few models that had been lucky enough to have the power-plant fitted.
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS Engine
The engine of the Chevy Nova SS contained a V8 engine, a heavy duty suspension, a choice of transmissions, choice of engines, enlarged valves, high-compression pistons, aluminum intake, chrome engine accents, four-barrel Holley carburetor, and a camshaft that not only been modified but could also accomplish a quarter of a mile in 15.1 seconds. After further modifications had been made, the vehicle could accomplish 13 seconds per quarter of a mile.
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