The Chevy Nova is a compact car that was produced by Chevrolet from 1962 to 1979, and again from 1985 to 1988. It was initially introduced as a trim package for the Chevy II, but eventually became its own model. The Nova was known for its affordable price, reliability, and performance.
The early models of the Nova featured a unibody construction and had several engine options, including inline-six and V8 engines. In the 1960s, the Nova gained popularity as a muscle car, especially with the introduction of the Super Sport (SS) package, which included performance upgrades such as a V8 engine and sportier suspension.
In the 1970s, due to increasing emission regulations and changing market demands, the Nova underwent several changes and became more of a compact family car. The 1980s saw the Nova being reintroduced as a subcompact car, based on the Toyota Corolla platform. However, it was discontinued again in 1988.
The Chevy Nova has since gained a cult following among car enthusiasts, thanks to its performance heritage and iconic design. It is often seen at car shows and drag racing events, and remains a popular choice for those looking for an affordable and versatile classic car.