1975 Chevrolet Nova

The 1975 Chevrolet Nova LN Coupe, part of the 1975 Chevrolet Nova line.
The 1975 Nova LN Coupe had cushy front seats
that felt like "lounge chairs."

The 1975 Chevrolet Nova was the most-changed Chevy car for the 1975 model year.

"Now it's beautiful," said the brochure of Nova's all-new sheet metal, "refined along the lines of elegant European sedans."

Chevrolet wisely maintained a visual kinship with the 1968-1974 design, and also retained Nova's efficiently sized 111-inch wheelbase.

Two-door coupes and hatchbacks and four-door sedans remained. Basic Novas could be spiced up with a sport-striped SS two-door option. But the big news in trim was introduction of the LN coupe and sedan.

The LN sent Nova into the luxury portion of the compact market; some actually thought of it as competing against a few high-end European imports. The Nova LN was called "the most luxurious compact in Chevrolet's history," with wide-back reclining front seats that "look and feel like big, soft lounge chairs."

LN equipment included ad­ditional sound insulation, map pockets, an electric clock, a smoked instrument lens, and a day/night mirror. Swing-out quarter windows could be ordered for the coupe. "Thanks to LN," the sales brochure announced, "Nova's image will never be the same again."

All Novas now had cut-pile carpeting, formerly installed only in the Custom series. Speedometers had larger, easier-to-read graphics. Windshields offered greater glass area. Front-door armrests were redesigned with integral pull bars.

Front tread grew by an inch and a half, and the front stabilizer bar was thicker. Novas now had front disc brakes and steel-belted radial tires.

1975 Chevrolet Nova Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Nova
3,276-3,493
$3,099-$3,870
272,982

The 1975 Chevrolet Nova Sedan, part of the 1975 Chevrolet Nova line.
This "European look" Chevy Nova Sedan
flirted with a $4,000 price tag.

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