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Chevrolet Nova - 1973
Introduced for 1962 as the six-cylinder series of the new compact chevy ii, the nova won notoriety in the late 196os as a muscle car with the super sports option. By 1973 the performance era was over, but nova made some news by adding a hatchback coupe to the line and creating a fancier-trim custom series.
Engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-valve, in-line 6-cylinder or v8
displacement 250307 cu. In. (4.15 l) power rating 110200 hp
transmission 3-speed manual for six-cylinder model; 4-speed optional
chassis: 3,065-3,281 lbs. Price: $2,404-$2,791
the novas major restyling came in 1968 with a long hood, short rear deck and sail panels. Advertised as the not-too-small car, it had a 111-in. Wheelbase chevys shortest until the camaro was introduced. The 1973 revamping was mild. It consisted of a more crosshatched grille with built-in parking lights, squarish dual rear taillights and bigger bumpers on both ends that had black vinyl impact stripes and a center dip in the rear. The new nova also featured flowthrough ventilation and improved sound deadening.
six and eight cylinders
the nova shared with the camaro a front subframe that could accommodate big-block v8 engines, but the base engines were a 250-cu.-in six-cylinder and a 307-cu.-in. V8. The ss package
retained some of its fascination, for 35,542 of the 369,511 1973 novas came with this option.
This hatchback chevy nova coupe joined the standard coupe and sedan in 1973-
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