The Chevrolet Nova was a compact car manufactured by Chevrolet from 1962 to 1979, and again from 1985 to 1988. The first generation of the Nova was introduced in 1962 as the Chevy II, and was marketed as a budget-friendly alternative to Chevrolet’s larger and more expensive models. The Nova was available in a variety of body styles, including sedan, coupe, wagon, and convertible.
Throughout its production run, the Nova received numerous updates and redesigns, including a restyling in 1966 that gave the car a more muscular appearance. In 1968, the Nova received a major redesign that included a longer wheelbase and a more aggressive front-end design. In 1970, Chevrolet introduced the Nova SS, which featured a high-performance engine and suspension package.
The Nova’s popularity peaked in the 1970s, but the oil crisis and tightening emissions regulations forced Chevrolet to discontinue the car in 1979. The Nova was re-introduced in 1985 as a compact car, but it was largely overshadowed by other models in the Chevrolet lineup and production ceased in 1988. Today, the Chevrolet Nova is a popular classic car among collectors and enthusiasts.